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We found 5 neurologists who accept HAP St. John near Saint Clair Shores, MI.

Dr. Thomas Giancarlo, DO
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology
34025 Harper
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. Thomas Giancarlo's areas of specialization are vascular neurology, pain medicine, and neurophysiology; he sees patients in Clinton Township, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Utica, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Giancarlo include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Giancarlo's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Botsford Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. In addition to English, he speaks Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Brain Problems, Sleep Apnea, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Chakrapani Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
27427 Schoenherr Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Chakrapani Ranganathan practices vascular neurology in Warren, MI. Dr. Ranganathan has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranganathan takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Ranganathan attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Ranganathan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Tamil. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Epilepsy

Dr. James Matthew Voci, MD
Specializes in Neurology
34025 Harper Avenue
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. James Voci is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Clinton Township, MI. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Before performing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Voci attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Voci average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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Dr. Iqbal Najaf Allarakhia, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
17900 23 Mile Road; Suite 303
Detroit, MI
 

Dr. Iqbal Allarakhia practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology in Detroit, MI and Macomb, MI. Clinical interests for Dr. Allarakhia include evoked potential test, sleep disorders, and migraine. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Allarakhia attended medical school at the University of Benin School of Medicine. Dr. Allarakhia has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Allarakhia (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Swahili, and Gujarati.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
27427 Schoenherr Road; Suite 100
Warren, MI
 

Dr. Thomas O'Neil's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. O'Neil include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. O'Neil is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. O'Neil is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electroencephalography

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What is Neurology?

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.