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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hurst include neurological disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hurst accepts. Dr. Hurst studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Hurst is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Venerando Batas is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine. Dr. Batas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at 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' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and neuromuscular medicine; she sees patients in Tampa, FL. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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.

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

Dr. Rodolfo Eichberg is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), legal medicine, and neuromuscular medicine specialist. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. He graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Eichberg has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eichberg takes.

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

Dr. Yazan Suradi is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Tampa, FL. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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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