We found 7 neurologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Boston, MA.
Dr. Karen Wright works as a pediatric hematologist and pediatric neuro-oncologist. Dr. Wright is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
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Dr. Vera Fridman specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Newton, MA and Boston, MA. She speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Fridman attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fridman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Beth Leeman works as a neurologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leeman include epilepsy. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Leeman graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leeman honors. Dr. Leeman has received distinctions including Phi Beta Kappa Society; Graduated with Highest Distinction University; and Michigan. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy
Dr. Xiaoyan Sun is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her residency, Dr. Sun trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. She is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Murali Bogavalli is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bogavalli graduated from Osmania Medical College. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Joshua Chalkley practices psychology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Chalkley attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Chalkley honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is open to new patients.
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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.