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We found 4 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Navigate HMO near Port Charlotte, FL.

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Ramon Gil's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. After attending Pontifical Catholic University Mother and Teacher, Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Gil an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Neurology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Saeed Shahzad's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze. Dr. Shahzad attended medical school at Nishtar Medical College. Dr. Shahzad trained at Temple University Hospital, Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, and Boston Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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Specializes in Neurology
3420 Tamiami Trail; Suite 3
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Nasir Khalidi, who practices in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte. Dr. Khalidi studied medicine at King Edward Medical University. His training includes a residency program at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Khalidi has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
2500 Harbor Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL
 

Dr. Amy Mellor works as a neurologist in Port Charlotte, FL and Punta Gorda, FL. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mellor honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Mellor completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Punta Gorda and Bayfront Health Port Charlotte.

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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.