We found 4 neurologists who accept Bronze Compass 6500 near Boston, MA.
Dr. Steven Arnold's medical specialty is psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Arnold is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Arnold graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and New York State Psychiatric Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors.
Dr. Ruchira Jha is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Jha attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jha is closed to new patients at this time.
Dr. Sherry Chou, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Chou attended McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Zongqi Xia is a neurologist in Boston, MA. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.