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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
152 W. Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Islam Tafish is a vascular neurology specialist. Dr. Tafish obtained his medical school training at Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
2710 Saint Francis Drive; Suite 104
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Sangeeta Goel practices vascular neurology in Waterloo, IA. She attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. Dr. Goel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
1753 W Ridgeway Avenue; Suite 112
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Ivo Bekavac works as a neurologist in Waterloo, IA. He attended medical school at the University of Zagreb School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
2710 Saint Francis Drive; Suite 104
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Brian Sires works as a neurologist in Waterloo, IA. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
2710 Saint Francis Drive; Suite #302
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Ashok Nakhasi is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University.

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Specializes in Neurology
152 W Dale Street
Waterloo, IA
 

Dr. Brian O'Shaughnessy's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed Dr. O'Shaughnessy at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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.