We found 6 neurologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Olney, MD.
Dr. Nassim Zecavati works as a pediatric neurologist and general practitioner. Dr. Zecavati's clinical interests include movement disorders, headache, and epilepsy. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zecavati obtained her medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. She is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy
Dr. Robert Minahan is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), brain aneurysm, and peripheral artery disease (PAD). Dr. Minahan's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Howard County General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Minahan's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and 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 neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Mandir's hospital/clinic affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Howard County General Hospital. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mandir include: Excellence in Clinical Neurology - Thomas Preziosi Award, Johns Hopkins University and George Cotzias Memorial Award, APDA. Dr. Mandir welcomes new patients.
Dr. Fahd Amjad is a neurologist. Dr. Amjad is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include drooling (sialorrhea), parkinson's disease, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). He accepts MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. Dr. Amjad is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Drooling, Parkinson's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation
Dr. Rakesh Jaitly specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaitly is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. Dr. Jaitly's hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Shakti Nayar's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Nayar trained at George Washington University Medical Center and the University of Maryland Medical Center for residency. She is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Nayar is open to 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.