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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 works as a vascular neurologist, pain doctor, and neurophysiologist in Clinton Township, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Utica, MI. Dr. Giancarlo's areas of expertise include the following: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Giancarlo's medical residency was performed at Botsford Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. He is conversant in Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. James Matthew Voci, MD
Specializes in Neurology
34025 Harper Avenue
Clinton Township, MI
 

Dr. James Voci sees patients in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Clinton Township, MI. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patients gave Dr. Voci an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Voci has received the distinction of Detroit Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Chakrapani Ranganathan, who practices in Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. He has a special interest in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Ranganathan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ranganathan's education and training includes medical school at Osmania Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Ranganathan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Telugu, and Tamil.

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

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

Dr. Iqbal Allarakhia is a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Detroit, MI and Macomb, MI. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allarakhia include evoked potential test, sleep disorders, and migraine. Dr. Allarakhia is in-network for Amerigroup, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Benin School of Medicine and a graduate of Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Allarakhia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Swahili, and Gujarati. Dr. Allarakhia is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, Genesys Health System, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.

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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 is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He 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.