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We found 5 neurologists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Merrillville, IN.

Dr. Subhasree Misra, MD
Specializes in Neurology
521 E 86th Avenue; Suite Z
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Subhasree Misra's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Misra studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Misra completed residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Elizabeth Hong Magno, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Elizabeth Magno practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology in Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Dyer, IN. Dr. Magno obtained her medical school training at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
200 E. 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Sanjeev Maniar specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Maniar average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
521 East 86th Avenue; Suite Z
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Mark Simaga's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Simaga studied medicine at Rush Medical College.

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Specializes in Neurology
200 East 89th Avenue
Merrillville, IN
 

Dr. Mridula Prasad is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Munster, IN and Merrillville, IN. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.