We found 3 neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Stillwater, MN.
Dr. Mustafa Ucer's areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine; he sees patients in South Sartell, MN, Stillwater, MN, and Saint Paul, MN. He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center, Regions Hospital, and Stillwater Medical Group. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ucer accepts. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. In addition to English, Dr. Ucer (or staff) speaks German, Italian, and Turkish.
Dr. Rita Richardson is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Stillwater Medical Group. Dr. Richardson is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Richardson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Winfried Raabe's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Raabe is affiliated with Stillwater Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Raabe attended Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine for medical school.
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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.