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We found 9 neurologists who accept Medicare near Lowell, MA.

Dr. Bonnie P Hersh, MD
Specializes in Neurology
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Bonnie Hersh is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hersh include movement disorders. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hersh honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Robert H. Ebert Award of Distinction. Dr. Hersh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Hersh's professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Electromyography, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Parkinson's Disease, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Dr. John Nicholas Gaitanis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
20 Research Place; #210
North Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. John Gaitanis is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gaitanis include brain malformations, epilepsy, and electroencephalography (EEG). He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor," Rhode Island Monthly; Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation, Society of Angels; and 2011, 2012, Bright Lite Nominee. Dr. Gaitanis is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Signature Healthcare, and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electroencephalography, Brain Malformations, Epilepsy

Dr. Kara Anne Chisholm, MD
Specializes in Neurology
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Kara Chisholm is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Chisholm's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Karim M Awad, MD
Specializes in Neurology
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Karim Awad is a neurologist in Chelmsford, MA, Boston, MA, and Wellesley Hills, MA. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Awad completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. Unfortunately, Dr. Awad is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Agnes Virga, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
133 Littleton Road
Westford, MA
 

Dr. Agnes Virga is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in migraine, dizziness, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). The average patient rating for Dr. Virga is 4.5 stars out of 5. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Virga honors. Dr. Virga graduated from the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Hungarian. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Virga welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Electroencephalography

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Specializes in Neurology
10 George Street; Suite 300
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Arya Farahmand's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in epilepsy. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farahmand takes. He attended Isfahan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Boston Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Farahmand is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurology
10 George Street; Suite 300
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Moray's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moray is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Moray completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Moray has received distinctions including Medical Records Award Lowell General Hospital; Medical Staff Award Lowell General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
10 George Street; Suite 300
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Jason Viereck's area of specialization is vascular neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Viereck is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viereck takes. Dr. Viereck has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neurology
10 George Street; Suite 300
Lowell, MA
 

Dr. Min Zhu's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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.