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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 is a neurologist. His clinical interests include tremors, parkinson's disease, and balance disorders (vestibular disorders). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Gaya attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Dr. Gaya 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's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patients rated Dr. Gaudier highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lance Kim's area of specialization is vascular neurology. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Spanish. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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

Dr. Mery Lossada's specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), psychiatry, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Zulia School of Medicine. Dr. Lossada trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Howell takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Shands HealthCare and Carolinas Medical Center.

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

Dr. Edgardo Cruz-Martinez works as a neurologist in Ocala, FL. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cruz-Martinez's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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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