We found 7 neurologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Boston, MA.
Dr. Karen Wright's areas of specialization are pediatric hematology and pediatric neuro-oncology. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wright accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Brain Tumor
Dr. Beth Leeman's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, Dr. Leeman focuses on epilepsy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leeman takes. Dr. Leeman is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Leeman has received include Phi Beta Kappa Society; Graduated with Highest Distinction University; and Michigan. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is closed to new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy
Dr. Vera Fridman practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fridman's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University Physicians and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is not currently accepting new patients.
Dr. Xiaoyan Sun's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sun's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Murali Bogavalli's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has a closed panel. After attending Osmania Medical College for medical school, Dr. Bogavalli completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center.
Dr. Joshua Chalkley is a psychologist and neurologist. He is professionally affiliated with Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Chalkley attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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.