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We found 4 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept HAP Preferred Health Plan Medicare PPO near Detroit, MI.

Dr. AbdulGhani Ghani Sankari (Sankri-Tarbichi) MD, MS, PHD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology, Adult Critical Care, Neuromuscular Medicine
4201 St Antoine; Suite 5V CPAP Clinic
Detroit, MI
(313) 745-4525; (313) 576-1000

Dr. Abdulghani Sankari's areas of specialization are adult critical care, spinal cord injury medicine, and neuromuscular medicine; he sees patients in Detroit, MI. Dr. Sankari's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, spinal cord injuries, and snoring. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankari accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sankari is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Harper University Hospital, and Karmanos Cancer Center.

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Clinical interests: COPD, Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Spinal Cord Injuries

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Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8A and 8B
Detroit, MI
(313) 745-4275

Dr. Abbas Jowkar works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Detroit, MI. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jowkar include electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jowkar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Persian, and Hindi. Dr. Jowkar's professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Harper University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing (EMG), Electroencephalography (EEG)

William Joseph Kupsky MD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Neuromuscular Medicine
3990 John R
Detroit, MI
(313) 745-8555

Dr. William Kupsky, who practices in Detroit, MI, is a medical specialist in anatomic pathology and neuromuscular medicine. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Kupsky has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Brain Tumors, Epilepsy

James Franklin Selwa MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8A & 8B
Detroit, MI
(313) 745-4275

Dr. James Selwa is a Detroit, MI physician who specializes in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Selwa is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in German. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Children's Hospital of Michigan.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography (EMG), Myasthenia Gravis Muscle Disorder, Neuropathy


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What is Neuromuscular Medicine?

Neuromuscular medicine can be broadly defined as a medical specialty devoted to disorders of nerves and muscles. It has some similarities to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in that it is concerned with how people move and function. It is also similar to the specialty of neurology because it has to do with disorders of the nervous system. However, neuromuscular medicine specifically deals with disorders in how the nerves interact with muscles. These disorders often require a level of knowledge greater than that of a general neurologist or physical medicine specialist.

Our nervous system is made up of two parts. The peripheral nervous system includes sensory nerves, nerves that move muscles, and the junctions between muscles and nerves. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Neuromuscular medicine deals with disorders that occur specifically when the two parts of the nervous system do not connect or work well together. These disorders include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis, a disorder where the muscles feel weak and fatigued
  • Ataxia, characterized by involuntary movements

Neuromuscular medicine specialists are usually knowledgeable about electrodiagnostic medicine, the use of electrical impulses to check nerve and muscle function. These tests play an important role in neuromuscular management. Neuromuscular medicine specialists also perform physical exams, diagnose their patients and manage their care, and provide medical counseling for those with life-altering illnesses.