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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
801 SW 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL
(352) 732-7233; (352) 414-4384

Dr. William Gaya works as a neurologist in Ocala, FL. Dr. Gaya's areas of expertise include the following: tremors, parkinson's disease, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Gaya attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: MEMORY DISORDERS / ALZHEIMER'S, PARKINSON'S DISEASE, TREMORS, NEUROPATHY & NEUROMUSCULAR DISORDERS, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
1740 Se 18th Street; Suite 1202
Ocala, FL
(352) 732-8630

Dr. Jose Gaudier specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Spanish. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gaudier at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
2237 SW 19th Ave Road; Suite 101
Ocala, FL
(352) 867-9877

Dr. Lance Kim specializes in vascular neurology and practices in Ocala, FL. Dr. Kim is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kim trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
1500 Se Magnolia Extension; Suite 205
Ocala, FL
(352) 629-1800

Dr. Kenneth Henschel works as a neurologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Henschel attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
1901 Se 18 Avenue; Building 400
Ocala, FL
(352) 732-7095

Dr. Gregory Howell specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Ocala, FL. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Howell attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Shands HealthCare and Carolinas Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Psychiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
3231 SW 34th Avenue
Ocala, FL
(352) 873-7400; (352) 291-3000

Dr. Mery Lossada works as a hospice and palliative medicine specialist, psychiatrist, and neurologist. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. She attended medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Dr. Lossada's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
1500 SW 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL
(352) 748-6253

Dr. Edgardo Cruz-Martinez's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Cruz-Martinez speaks Spanish.

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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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