We found 6 neurologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Olney, MD.
Dr. Nassim Zecavati is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and general practice. She attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Zecavati completed a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zecavati include movement disorders, headache, and epilepsy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Zecavati is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Zecavati has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy
Dr. Robert Minahan's specialties are neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Minahan's clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), brain aneurysm, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Howard County General Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Neuromuscular Disorders, Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)
Dr. Allen Mandir is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Howard County General Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mandir trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mandir takes. Dr. Mandir has received professional recognition including the following: Excellence in Clinical Neurology - Thomas Preziosi Award, Johns Hopkins University and George Cotzias Memorial Award, APDA. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Fahd Amjad's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Amjad is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of clinical interest consist of drooling (sialorrhea), parkinson's disease, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Dr. Amjad's professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Drooling, Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation
Dr. Rakesh Jaitly specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jaitly honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. Dr. Jaitly has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Shakti Nayar is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Nayar attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Nayar is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.
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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.