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Specializes in Neurology
123 Summer Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. David Sommer is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Worcester, MA. Dr. Sommer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In his practice, he is particularly interested in movement disorders. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Sommer is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Movement Disorders

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
55 Lake Avenue N; Department of Neurology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. David Chad is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chad include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases) and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chad is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Montreal General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Mayo Clinic Visiting Prof of Neurol Education; Lamar Soutter Teaching Award, .; and Noted in Best Doctors, 2004, 2000, 1996,2006,2007.. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Scott Silverman is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in stroke. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silverman graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Silverman's training includes a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Stroke

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Specializes in Neurology
123 Summer Street; Suite 230
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Martha Fehr specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fehr has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fehr has received include Certified In Eeg By American Board Of Clinical; Neurophysiology; and American Board Of Sleep Medicine-Certified In. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Fehr is open to new patients.

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Dr. Grazyna Pomorska, MD
Specializes in Neurology
67 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Grazyna Pomorska's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her clinical interests include general neurology. She honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pomorska attended Medical University of Gdansk and then went on to complete her residency at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Pomorska is affiliated with Day Kimball Healthcare. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: General Neurology

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
55 Lake Avenue N
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Andrew Zimmerman is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has indicated that his clinical interests include developmental disabilities, neurological disorders, and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). Dr. Zimmerman honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zimmerman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurological Disorders

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Specializes in Neurology
123 Summer Street; Suite 230 S
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Thomas Mullins, who practices in Worcester, MA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, Dr. Mullins completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center and St. Vincent's Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Physician Of The Year,1991, fallon Clinic. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Neurology
123 Summer Street; Suite 230
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Gary Keilson is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Worcester, MA. Dr. Keilson accepts Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Coventry, and First Health, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Neurology
123 Summer Street; Suite 695
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Jonathan Tisdell is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Neighborhood Health Plan, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tisdell is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Neurology
55 Lake Avenue N; Department of Neurology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Mikhail Vydrin is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Worcester, MA. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Vydrin attended First Moscow Medical Institute for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Vydrin an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vydrin takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vydrin include: graduated With Honors As Doctor Of Medicine; First Moscow Medical Institute.; and degree Of Canddiate Of Medical Sciences-First. Dr. Vydrin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Vydrin is professionally affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
55 Lake Avenue N
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Karen Stannard is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She graduated from the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Stannard completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stannard include epilepsy. She accepts Neighborhood Health Plan, Coventry, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stannard has received professional recognition including the following: Teaching Award - University of Manitoba. She is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurology
67 Belmont Street; Suite 301
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Joan Puglia practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency at UPMC Presbyterian. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Puglia is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Neurology
85 Prescott Street; Suite 101
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Shivang Joshi is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Cigna, Aetna, and more. He studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Joshi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Joshi has received the following distinction: American Headache Society's 2012 "Frontiers in Headache Research" Scholarship Award(2012). Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Neurology
55 Lake Avenue N; Department of Neurology
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Peter Novak's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Novak is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center. He attended Comenius University for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Novak is in-network for Aetna, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Shy Drager/MSA Research Award, American Autonomic Society.; Junior Movement Disorders Soicety Award for excellence in clinical research.; and Donaghy Price in Cerebrovascular Medicine, Association of Quebec. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
281 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Sean Horrigan, who practices in Worcester, MA and Hyannis, MA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Horrigan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, First Health, and Aetna. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Horrigan completed a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Horrigan is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
123 Summer Street; Suite 230s
Worcester, MA
 

Dr. Ali Emami's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Worcester, MA and Boston, MA. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, Medicare, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Emami obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Prince George's Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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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.