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 is a neurologist. She obtained her medical school training at McGill University Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program. Clinical interests for Dr. Hersh include movement disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Hersh is 4.0 stars out of 5. Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hersh takes. She has received the distinction of Robert H. Ebert Award of Distinction. Dr. Hersh (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Russian. She is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Atrius Health. She 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 specializes in pediatric neurology. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and Dartmouth Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Gaitanis trained at Strong Memorial Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. His areas of expertise include the following: brain malformations, epilepsy, and electroencephalography (EEG). Dr. Gaitanis accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor," Rhode Island Monthly; Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation, Society of Angels; and 2011, 2012, Bright Lite Nominee. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Signature Healthcare and Tufts Medical Center. He welcomes 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 practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Peabody, MA, Chelmsford, MA, and Concord, MA. Before completing her residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Chisholm attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Chisholm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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

Dr. Jonathan Moray's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moray takes 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Neurology Medical Records Award Lowell General Hospital; Medical Staff Award Lowell General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Moray (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer. Dr. Moray is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Arya Farahmand is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Lowell, MA and Lawrence, MA. Dr. Farahmand has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lawrence General Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farahmand has an open panel. He attended Isfahan Medical School and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency.

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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). Dr. Awad graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Lowell General Hospital, and Atrius Health. 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's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virga's areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, dizziness, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. She takes Medicare insurance. She attended the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and then went on to complete her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. Min Zhu works as a neurologist in Lowell, MA. She is in-network 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.

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