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Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Steven Arnold works as a psychiatrist and neurologist. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Arnold honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Arnold is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
930 Commonwealth Avenue; 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Megan Leary is a vascular neurology specialist. Her education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leary honors. Dr. Leary has received professional recognition including the following: PSI CHI, National Honor Society for Psychology, Inducted; Dean's List College of the Holy Cross; and National Institute of Health Summer Research Fellowship Award. She is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Neurology
15 Parkman Street Wac729j
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sherry Chou works as a neurologist in Boston, MA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chou accepts. She obtained her medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurology
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur Nrb168
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Zongqi Xia's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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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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