We found 5 neurologists who accept Coventry Gold HMO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Dr. Celso Agner is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and interventional neurology. Dr. Agner is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at the University of São Paulo and Albany Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Agner trained at Albany Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health.
Dr. James Cimera's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Cimera is affiliated with Broward Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition.
Dr. Marisa Prego-Lopez is a Fort Lauderdale, FL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Dr. Prego-Lopez is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Prego-Lopez's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. In addition to English, Dr. Prego-Lopez (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.
Dr. Harish Thaker is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thaker is professionally affiliated with Broward Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thaker honors. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda.
Dr. Paul Calise sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts 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.