We found 4 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Vero Beach, FL.
Dr. Leslie Huszar is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Huszar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Montreal General Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Hungarian.
Dr. Fernando Miranda's areas of specialization are psychiatry, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Vero Beach, FL. Dr. Miranda is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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. Miranda takes. He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Stuart Shafer is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shafer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Michele Ofner is a Vero Beach, FL physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ofner attended medical school at Albany Medical College.
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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.