We found 6 neurologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Olney, MD.
Dr. Allen Mandir is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Mandir is affiliated with 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 is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mandir include: Excellence in Clinical Neurology - Thomas Preziosi Award, Johns Hopkins University and George Cotzias Memorial Award, APDA. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. Fahd Amjad specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Amjad include drooling (sialorrhea), parkinson's disease, and deep brain stimulation (DBS). Dr. Amjad is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His professional affiliations include MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Amjad has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Sialorrhea, Deep Brain Stimulation, Botox for Spasmodic Dysphonia, Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Robert Minahan's areas of specialization are neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Minahan's professional affiliations include Holy Cross Hospital, Frederick Memorial Hospital, and Howard County General Hospital. Dr. Minahan's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Clinical Neurophysiology
Dr. Nassim Zecavati is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Zecavati trained at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Zecavati include movement disorders, headache, and epilepsy. She is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zecavati is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: w/sp Quals in Child Neur, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Behavioral Neurology, Headache Management
Dr. Rakesh Jaitly's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His education and training includes medical school at Meerut University and LLRM Medical College, Meerut and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Dr. Jaitly's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaitly takes. He has received the distinction of Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. Dr. Jaitly is open to new patients.
Dr. Shakti Nayar specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Montgomery Medical Center. 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 in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
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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.