We found 5 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept BlueSelect All Copay near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Rebecca Lynn Hurst, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
2 Tampa General Circle; Usf Department of Neurology
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rebecca Hurst is a neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Tampa, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hurst include neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hurst honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hurst trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurological Disorders

Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Other, Neuromuscular Medicine
2914 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Venerando Batas is a physician who specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Batas graduated from the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

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Dr. Melinda Hutcherson Hayes, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Neuromuscular Medicine
2914 North Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Melinda Hayes works as a physiatrist and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Hayes takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Legal Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
2914 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Rodolfo Eichberg practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), legal medicine, and neuromuscular medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Eichberg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
2 Tampa General Circle; Floor Cir2
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Yazan Suradi practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts 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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What is Neuromuscular Medicine?

Neuromuscular medicine can be broadly defined as a medical specialty devoted to disorders of nerves and muscles. It has some similarities to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in that it is concerned with how people move and function. It is also similar to the specialty of neurology because it has to do with disorders of the nervous system. However, neuromuscular medicine specifically deals with disorders in how the nerves interact with muscles. These disorders often require a level of knowledge greater than that of a general neurologist or physical medicine specialist.

Our nervous system is made up of two parts. The peripheral nervous system includes sensory nerves, nerves that move muscles, and the junctions between muscles and nerves. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Neuromuscular medicine deals with disorders that occur specifically when the two parts of the nervous system do not connect or work well together. These disorders include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis, a disorder where the muscles feel weak and fatigued
  • Ataxia, characterized by involuntary movements

Neuromuscular medicine specialists are usually knowledgeable about electrodiagnostic medicine, the use of electrical impulses to check nerve and muscle function. These tests play an important role in neuromuscular management. Neuromuscular medicine specialists also perform physical exams, diagnose their patients and manage their care, and provide medical counseling for those with life-altering illnesses.
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