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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's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hersh is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include movement disorders. She takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. She studied medicine at McGill University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hersh's training includes a residency program at Harvard-Longwood Neurology Program. She has received professional recognition including the following: Robert H. Ebert Award of Distinction. Dr. Hersh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Hersh is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist. 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of brain malformations, epilepsy, and electroencephalography (EEG). He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gaitanis include: "Top Doctor," Rhode Island Monthly; Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation, Society of Angels; and 2011, 2012, Bright Lite Nominee. He is affiliated with Rhode Island Hospital, Signature Healthcare, and Newport Hospital (Newport, RI). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Chisholm is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC). She is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karim Awad is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Awad trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Lowell General Hospital. Dr. Awad is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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). She practices in Acton, MA and Westford, MA. She graduated from the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center and then she performed her residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, dizziness, and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). Patient reviews placed Dr. Virga at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Virga takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Hungarian. She is affiliated with Emerson Hospital. She is accepting 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. Jonathan Moray is a neurologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 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. His medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Medical Records Award Lowell General Hospital; Medical Staff Award Lowell General Hospital; and Boston Super Doctors. Dr. Moray is professionally affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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). Dr. Farahmand's clinical interests encompass epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Lawrence General Hospital and Lowell General Hospital. He graduated from Isfahan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Farahmand takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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

Dr. Jason Viereck practices vascular neurology in Boston, MA and Lowell, MA. He is affiliated with Lowell General Hospital. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Viereck is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Anthem. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Min Zhu is a neurologist. She accepts 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.