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We found 4 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Kansas City, MO.

Dr. Mazen Mohammad Chaab Dimachkie, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard; # Ms 2012
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie sees patients in Kansas City, KS. His medical specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Dimachkie is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. Dr. Dimachkie is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Myositis, Electromyography, Intraoperative Monitoring, Neuromuscular Disorders, Biopsy, Facial ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway Street; Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stanley Fisher is a neurologist in Kansas City, MO. His clinical interests include parkinson's disease, dystonia, and spasticity. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Fisher obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Spasticity

Dr. Ronald Kevin Fields, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway; Suite 520
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Ronald Fields is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He has a special interest in epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fields accepts. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical interests: Video EEG, Ambulatory EEG, Electroencephalography, Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
3599 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Saud Khan is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. 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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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.