We found 4 neurologists who accept Medicare near Slidell, LA.
Dr. Thomas Gann's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gann is affiliated with Ochsner.
Dr. Daniel Chehebar specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chehebar (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and French. He is affiliated with Ochsner. Dr. Chehebar attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Chehebar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
Dr. Maria Wilson, who practices in Covington, LA and Slidell, LA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in headache. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson obtained her medical school training at the University of Cadiz Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Pain, Headache
Dr. Neil Billeaud is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Billeaud accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.
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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.