We found 8 neurologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Boston, MA.

Dr. Karen D Wright, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology
450 Brookline Avenue; Suite D-3150
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Karen Wright specializes in pediatric hematology and pediatric neuro-oncology. Her clinical interests include brain tumor. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Wright completed her residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumor

Specializes in Neurology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan works as a neurologist. In his practice, Dr. Lakhan focuses on pain management. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lakhan is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Lakhan attended medical school at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Encino-Tarzana Medical Center Foundation Award; & Scholarship; and Los Angeles Police Commissioners Commendation Award by L.A. County Supervisor and Mayor Antonovich.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Vera Fridman is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fridman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Fridman is affiliated with the University Physicians and Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology, Diagnostic Radiology
55 Fruit St Blk 12
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Raul Nogueira is a physician who specializes in psychiatry, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and diagnostic radiology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Nogueira attended Federal University of Ceara for medical school.

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Specializes in Neurology
1 Brookline Place
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Joshua Chalkley is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chalkley is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for his residency.

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Specializes in Neurology
55 Fruit Street #739-l; Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Neurology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ioannis Karakis' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karakis honors.

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Specializes in Neurology
330 Brookline Avenue; Neurology, Kirstein 4, Bidmc
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nigel Pedersen specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Boston, MA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Neurology
55 Fruit Street; Vbk 915
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Tommy Thomas is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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