We found 4 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Kansas City, MO.
Dr. Mazen Dimachkie's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Dimachkie honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French.
Clinical interests: Autonomic Testing, Electromyography-EMG, Muscle Biopsy, Nerve Biopsy, Plasmapheresis, Skin Biopsy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Stanley Fisher sees patients in Kansas City, MO. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests encompass parkinson's disease, dystonia, and spasticity. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency.
Clinical interests: Parkinson's disease, tremor, gait disorders, normal pressure hydrocephalus, spasticity, dystonia
Dr. Ronald Fields' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Fields is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Fields completed residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts.
Clinical interests: epilepsy, EEG (electroencephalography), video EEG (inpatient and ambulatory EEG monitoring), ... (Read more)
Dr. Saud Khan's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Khan is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors.
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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.