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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 specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Tampa, FL. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurst is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Hurst is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Venerando Batas is a spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batas honors. Dr. Batas is a graduate of 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and neuromuscular medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Hayes performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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

Dr. Rodolfo Eichberg is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), legal medicine, and neuromuscular medicine. He works in Tampa, FL. He attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eichberg honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa.

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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.