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Specializes in Neurology
320 Hospital Road
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Scott Cooper's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama, Dr. Cooper attended Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Cooper's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cooper is affiliated with WellStar.

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Specializes in Neurology
203 Oakside Lane; Suite A
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Faiz Niaz is a neurologist. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Niaz's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
145 Riverstone Terrace; Suite 102
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Saima Khurram is a Canton, GA physician who specializes in psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Neurology
201 Hospital Road
Canton, GA
 

Dr. Ashish Gajjar works as a neurologist. Dr. Gajjar is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He honors Medicare insurance.

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What is Neurology?

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.