We found 4 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.
Dr. Ramon Gil is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Port Charlotte, FL. Dr. Gil is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Gil attended medical school at Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gil takes.
Dr. Saeed Shahzad is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shahzad is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Nishtar Medical College and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.
Dr. Nasir Khalidi is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Khalidi graduated from King Edward Medical University and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Khalidi is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.
Dr. Amy Mellor works as a neurologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Mellor is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mellor takes. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin.
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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.