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