We found 35 neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity near Elmhurst, IL.

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Dr. Jose Biller, MD, DO
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
2160 South First Avenue, Building 105; Room 2700 - Department of Neurology
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Jose Biller specializes in vascular neurology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Biller's areas of expertise consist of general neurology, transient ischemic attack (TIA), and stroke. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC). Dr. Biller takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of the Republic Faculty of Medicine and residency at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Henry Ford Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Biller (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical interests: General Neurology, Aneurysm, Brain Hemorrhage, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack

Dr. Michael Joel Schneck, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
2160 S 1st Avenue; (maguire Center, Rm. 2700)
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michael Schneck specializes in vascular neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Schneck include transient ischemic attack (TIA), carotid artery disease, and stroke. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneck honors. Dr. Schneck graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Brain Hemorrhage, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Brain Tumor

Dr. Grace Gaihua Cheng, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1801 S. Highland
Lombard, IL
 

Dr. Grace Cheng works as a neurologist. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Cheng attended Peking University Health Science Center for medical school. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Cheng's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jennifer Peak Rubin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2301 Enterprise Drive
Westchester, IL
 

Dr. Jennifer Rubin is a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Westchester, IL, and Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Rubin has a special interest in neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rubin honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Rubin is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Jorge Juan Asconape, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Jorge Asconape specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Asconape speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asconape include epilepsy, electroencephalography (EEG), and epilepsy surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Asconape completed a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy Surgery, Electroencephalography, Epilepsy

Dr. Takashi Nishida, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Takashi Nishida is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Nishida trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for residency. Dr. Nishida is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Nishida speaks Japanese. Dr. Nishida's professional affiliations include Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Nishida has a closed panel.

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Dr. Michael Jay Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Michael Wasserman works as a neurologist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wasserman attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Wasserman (or staff) speaks German and Polish. His professional affiliations include Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Dr. Bruno Michael Maton, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Bruno Maton is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Maton trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in epilepsy. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Hampton Roads Super Doctors. Dr. Maton speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Gregory Gruener, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2160 S 1st Avenue; Maguire Center, Room 2700
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Gregory Gruener is a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Maywood, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gruener include electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC). Dr. Gruener takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography

Dr. Sean Duane Ruland, DO
Specializes in Neurology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Sean Ruland is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ruland completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ruland include stroke. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC).

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Clinical interests: Stroke

Dr. Cathy Ann McDermut Helgason, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5000 South 5th Avenue
Hines, IL
 

Dr. Cathy Helgason's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Helgason (or staff) speaks Icelandic, French, and Italian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include stroke and headache. Dr. Helgason is affiliated with Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Iceland Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Helgason is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Stroke

Dr. Ninith V Kartha, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Ninith Kartha is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in movement disorders, alzheimer's disease, and botulinum toxin injection. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. Dr. Kartha attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Kartha is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Dementia, Movement Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease

Dr. Camilo Ramiro Gomez, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2160 S 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Camilo Gomez works as a neurologist. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gomez's areas of expertise include carotid artery disease, stroke, and aneurysm. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Central University of the East School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Gomez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC).

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Clinical interests: Vascular Malformations, Carotid Artery Disease, Aneurysm, Stroke

Dr. Xabier Beristain, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2160 South First Avenue
Maywood, IL
 

Dr. Xabier Beristain's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Beristain is affiliated with Gottlieb Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Matthew Alfred McCoyd, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Matthew McCoyd's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In Dr. McCoyd's practice, he is particularly interested in multiple sclerosis (MS), intraoperative monitoring, and electromyography (EMG). He is professionally affiliated with Loyola Outpatient Center (LOC) and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. McCoyd trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for his residency. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Nabeela Nasir, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1s224 and 1s260 Summit Avenue
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
 

Dr. Nabeela Nasir is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Nasir include sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and headache. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nasir at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Nasir (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Nasir is professionally affiliated with Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Narcolepsy

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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.

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