We found 3 neurologists who accept Medicare near Slidell, LA.

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Dr. Thomas Higgins Gann Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurology
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA

Dr. Thomas Gann specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Slidell, LA, Covington, LA, and New Orleans, LA. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gann studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Neil Bernard Billeaud, MD
Specializes in Neurology
100 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA

Dr. Neil Billeaud sees patients in New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Slidell, LA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Billeaud is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Dr. Maria-Carmen B Wilson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA

Dr. Maria Wilson is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Slidell, LA and Covington, LA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wilson at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition.

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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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