We found 6 neurologists who accept Humana HMO Premier near Merrillville, IN.
Dr. Aisha Shareef is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shareef's clinical interests include headache and epilepsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. She is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shareef's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy
Dr. Subhasree Misra is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Franciscan St. Anthony Health - Crown Point. Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Misra takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Dr. Elizabeth Magno, who practices in Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, IN, and Dyer, IN, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Magno attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. For her professional training, Dr. Magno completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Magno honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.
Dr. Mark Simaga is a neurologist in Hobart, IN and Merrillville, IN. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College.
Dr. Sanjeev Maniar is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Maniar's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Dr. Mridula Prasad sees patients in Munster, IN and Merrillville, IN. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prasad honors.
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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.