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We found 10 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Waltham, MA.

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Specializes in Neurology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Tracy Batchelor is a neurologist in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Batchelor accepts. Dr. Batchelor's distinctions include: Giovanni Armenise - Harvard Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School; Boston Super Doctors; and Gary Lichtenstein Humanitarian Award, Voices Against Brain Cancer. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Lymphoma

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Erica Camargo Faye's medical specialty is vascular neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Camargo Faye include stroke. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Camargo Faye graduated from Federal University of São Paulo and the University of São Paulo Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Camargo Faye completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is conversant in Portuguese.

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Clinical interests: Stroke

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Specializes in Neurology
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Clemens Scherzer practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Boston, MA and Belmont, MA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Scherzer attended medical school at Medical University of Vienna. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scherzer include movement disorders. Dr. Scherzer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He has received distinctions including Dr. Paul B. Beeson Scholar Award of the American Federation for Aging Research and George C. Cotzias Memorial Fellow of the American Parkinson's Disease Association. Dr. Scherzer (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Movement Disorders

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Specializes in Neurology
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Bruce Price specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In Dr. Price's practice, he is particularly interested in dementia. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Price trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received distinctions including Harvard Foundation for International and Race; Relations.; and American's Top Physicians Consumer's Research. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dementia

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2000 Washington Street
Newton, MA
 

Dr. Robin Jones is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include seizures and headache. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Jones has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Boston Super Doctors; Mgh Dept Of Nursing Collaborative Recognition; and Award. Dr. Jones (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, French, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Developmental Disorders, Cancer, Seizures

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
52 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA
 

Dr. Scott Silverman is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silverman include stroke. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stroke

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Florence Lai's specialty is pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Lai performed her residency at Boston Medical Center and Jacobi Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lai include down syndrome, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and alzheimer's disease. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai takes. Her distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; Individual National Research Service Award; and Clinical Excellence Award. In addition to English, Dr. Lai (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Lai's professional affiliations include McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Down Syndrome, Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Evan Murray works as a neuropsychiatrist / behavioral neurologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in alzheimer's disease. Dr. Murray takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Residents Program Scholarship, American Neurological Association, .; Young Investigator's Award, American Neuropsychiatric Association; and U.S. Army Commendation Medal, 1999, 2004.. He is affiliated with VAMC Manchester, McLean Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Murray's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

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Specializes in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
185 Alewife Brook Parkway; Suite 2000
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Craig Surman specializes in behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Surman is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Surman attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Surman include: Partners in Excellence Award - Leadership - MGH and Professional Advisory Board Member, Children and Adults with ADHD.

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Specializes in Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry
115 Mill Street
Belmont, MA
 

Dr. Michele Masi is a medical specialist in behavioral neurology & neuropsychiatry. She is especially interested in dementia. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masi graduated from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Masi completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received distinctions including Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and Yale Medical School. She is professionally affiliated with McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dementia

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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.