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We found 4 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept MyBlue Bronze 1602 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 specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hurst include neurological disorders. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hurst studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Hurst's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to 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 specialist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. He is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Batas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

Dr. Melinda Hayes is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hayes is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), legal medicine, and neuromuscular medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital of Tampa. Dr. Eichberg studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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.