We found 9 neurologists who accept Medicare near Lowell, MA.
Dr. Bonnie Hersh specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her clinical interests encompass movement disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Hersh is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hersh is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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. Dr. Hersh is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. She has an open panel.
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Dr. John Gaitanis practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Gaitanis include brain malformations, epilepsy, and electroencephalography (EEG). He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Gaitanis attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gaitanis include: "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). He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Electroencephalography, Brain Malformations, Epilepsy
Dr. Kara Chisholm works as a neurologist in Peabody, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and Concord, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). Dr. Chisholm's education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Tufts Medical Center. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is not accepting new patients at this time.
Dr. Karim Awad's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Awad's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. He is closed to new patients at this time.
Dr. Agnes Virga, who practices in Acton, MA and Westford, MA, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Virga include migraine, dizziness, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virga accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Virga is conversant in Hungarian. She is professionally affiliated with Emerson Hospital. Dr. Virga welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Electroencephalography
Dr. Jonathan Moray works as a neurologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Moray a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Moray's distinctions include: Medical Records Award Lowell General Hospital; Medical Staff Award Lowell General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors.
Dr. Arya Farahmand is a neurologist. He is a graduate of Isfahan Medical School. Dr. Farahmand's medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. His areas of expertise include epilepsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Farahmand average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy
Dr. Jason Viereck's medical specialty is vascular neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He honors Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Viereck has an open panel. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Viereck trained at Boston Medical Center.
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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.