We found 5 neurologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Celso Agner is a vascular neurologist and neurologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Agner obtained his medical school training at the University of São Paulo and Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Marisa Prego-Lopez works as a neurologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Prego-Lopez (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Broward Health. She is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Harish Thaker is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. Dr. Thaker's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thaker takes. Dr. Thaker is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.
Dr. James Cimera, who practices in Pompano Beach, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Cimera trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Cimera is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.
Dr. Paul Calise is a neurologist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
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Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:
- motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
- sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
- nerve function
- coordination and balance
- changes in mood or behavior
A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.
Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:
- medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
- laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
- physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)
Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.