We found 8 neurologists who accept Medicare near Lowell, MA.

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

Dr. Bonnie Hersh's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hersh is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hersh's clinical interests include movement disorders. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hersh takes. Her education and training includes medical school at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program. She has received the following distinction: Robert H. Ebert Award of Distinction. Dr. Hersh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Atrius Health. Dr. Hersh is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. John Gaitanis is a pediatric neurology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: brain malformations, epilepsy, and electroencephalography (EEG). Dr. Gaitanis is professionally affiliated with Signature Healthcare and Tufts Medical Center. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Gaitanis accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor," Rhode Island Monthly; Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation, Society of Angels; and 2011, 2012, Bright Lite Nominee. 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 neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. She honors Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Chisholm is not accepting new patients at this time. She obtained her medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jonathan Moray is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Moray is an in-network provider for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His distinctions include: Neurology Medical Records Award Lowell General Hospital; Medical Staff Award Lowell General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Moray (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Moray is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Arya Farahmand, who practices in Lowell, MA and Lawrence, MA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Isfahan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Farahmand focuses on epilepsy. Dr. Farahmand's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farahmand takes. His professional affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Specializes in Neurology
228 Billerica Road
Chelmsford, MA
 

Dr. Karim Awad's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Atrius Health. Dr. Awad honors Medicare insurance. He is not currently accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Awad performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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

Dr. Agnes Virga's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her areas of expertise include migraine, dizziness, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). Dr. Virga's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Min Zhu's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes 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.

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