We found 4 neurologists who accept Medicare near Slidell, LA.
Dr. Thomas Gann's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gann is affiliated with Ochsner. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.
Dr. Daniel Chehebar's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chehebar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and French. Dr. Chehebar is affiliated with Ochsner.
Dr. Maria Wilson is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA. She graduated from the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is especially interested in headache. Dr. Wilson is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wilson has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her professional affiliations include Ochsner and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.
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Dr. Neil Billeaud, who practices in New Orleans, LA, Baton Rouge, LA, and Slidell, LA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Billeaud graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.
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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.