We found 4 neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Tallahassee, FL.
Dr. Soe Aung's medical specialty is neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center, Bayfront Health Punta Gorda, and OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. Dr. Aung honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Medicine 1, Yangon and the University of Medicine 2, Yangon for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Hospital for residency. Dr. Aung speaks Spanish.
Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Multiple Sleep Latency Test, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)
Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health. After attending Cayetano Heredia University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Radiculopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jose Mendez's specialty is psychiatry. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Mendez attended the University of the Andes School of Medicine. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendez accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Dr. Ludmila De Faria, who practices in Tallahassee, FL, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more.
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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.