We found 5 neurologists who accept HAP St. John near Saint Clair Shores, MI.
Dr. Thomas Giancarlo is a vascular neurologist, pain doctor, and neurophysiologist in Clinton Township, MI, Saint Clair Shores, MI, and Utica, MI. In addition to English, Dr. Giancarlo speaks Italian. His areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and stroke. He is affiliated with Detroit Medical Center (DMC), St. John's Hospital, and McLaren Health Care. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Botsford Hospital and Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Patients gave Dr. Giancarlo an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Giancarlo accepts.
Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Brain Problems, Sleep Apnea, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)
Dr. Chakrapani Ranganathan is a vascular neurology specialist in Warren, MI. His areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, sleep apnea, and epilepsy. Dr. Ranganathan is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, and St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including AARP, Cofinity, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Osmania Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Ranganathan has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors. Dr. Ranganathan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Tamil.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Epilepsy
Dr. Iqbal Allarakhia is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist. Before completing his residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Allarakhia attended medical school at the University of Benin School of Medicine. His clinical interests include evoked potential test, sleep disorders, and migraine. Dr. Allarakhia is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Detroit Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Allarakhia (or staff) speaks Urdu, Swahili, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital, Genesys Health System, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Headache, Sleep Disorders, Migraine, ... (Read more)
Dr. James Voci specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Saint Clair Shores, MI and Clinton Township, MI. His professional affiliations include St. John's Hospital, McLaren Health Care, and St. John Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Voci attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Cofinity, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Voci honors. Dr. Voci has received professional recognition including the following: Detroit Super Doctors.
Dr. Thomas O'Neil, who practices in Warren, MI, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. O'Neil takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with St. John's Hospital.
Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Electroencephalography
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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.