We found 6 neurologists who accept BlueSelect Everyday Health 1464 near Gainesville, FL.

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Dr. Michael Kevin Maraist, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2000 Sw Archer Road; 3rd Floor
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Michael Maraist's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maraist obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. His distinctions include: Resident Teacher Award Neurology and Resident Award for excellence in research. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Specializes in Neurology
4343 W Newberry Road; Suite 3
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Ashley Thomas is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Gainesville, FL. She attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Paul Carney is a Gainesville, FL physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Carney honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4343 W Newberry Road; Suite 3
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Anthony Ackerman specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Ackerman is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4343 West Newberry Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Kraiyuth Vongxaiburana is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. He works in Gainesville, FL. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He 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.

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Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
4343 W Newberry Road; Suite 3
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Galina Bogorodskaya's specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. She practices in Gainesville, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bogorodskaya is an in-network provider 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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What is Neurology?

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.

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