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

Dr. Abdulghani Ghani Sankri-Tarbichi, MS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Critical Care, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Adult Pulmonology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 5 V
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Abdulghani Sankari is an adult critical care, spinal cord injury medicine, and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Detroit, MI. He speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, spinal cord injuries, and snoring. Dr. Sankari's professional affiliations include Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), Karmanos Cancer Center, and Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM). He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sankari accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Sleep Disorders, Snoring, Spinal Cord Injuries

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Abbas Jowkar is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include electromyography (EMG) and electroencephalography (EEG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jowkar takes. Dr. Jowkar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Persian, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG), and Sinai-Grace Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Electroencephalography

Dr. William Joseph Kupsky, MD
Specializes in Anatomic Pathology, Neuromuscular Medicine
3990 John R
Detroit, MI
 

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

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Brain Tumor

Dr. James Franklin Selwa, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
4201 St Antoine; Suite 8a & 8b
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. James Selwa's specialties are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and electrodiagnostic medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Selwa is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks German. 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: Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, 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.