We found 3 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Dr. Saeed Shahzad, MD
Specializes in Neurology
713 E Marion Avenue; Suite 129
Punta Gorda, FL

Dr. Saeed Shahzad is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shahzad has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Bayfront Health. He is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Nishtar Medical College, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center.

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Dr. Amy Marie Moeddel, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3067 Tamiami Trail; Suite 2
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Amy Mellor is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Port Charlotte, FL. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Mellor performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Ramon A Gil, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
4235 Kings Highway; Suite 102
Port Charlotte, FL

Dr. Ramon Gil is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Port Charlotte, FL. Patients gave Dr. Gil an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health.

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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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