We found 10 neurologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions near Port Saint Lucie, FL.

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Dr. Michael Kevin Maraist, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1405 Se Goldtree Drive; Suite B
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Michael Maraist's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Maraist accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Maraist include: Resident Teacher Award Neurology and Resident Award for excellence in research.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
1855 Se Port St Lucie Boulevard
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Philip Lortz's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lortz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas and a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Specializes in Neurology
1700 Se Hillmoor Drive
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Sophia Ahmed is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Ahmed accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Neurology
1889 Se Port St Lucie Boulevard
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Jose Arbona's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
451 Sw Bethany Drive; 101
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Paul Schmidt's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). 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. Schmidt studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
1651 Se Tiffany Avenue; Suite 102
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Tracey Cerbone specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Cerbone at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
463 Nw Prima Vista Boulevard
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Tagrid Adili is a neurologist in Port Saint Lucie, FL. She studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine. Dr. Adili has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
240 Nw Peacock Boulevard; Suite 101
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pozo specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
543 Nw Lake Whitney Place; Unit 105
Port Saint Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Delvis Celdran's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Celdran average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Celdran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
10050 Sw Innovation Way; Suite 102
Port St Lucie, FL
 

Dr. Kathie Kowalczyk, who practices in Port Saint Lucie, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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