We found 3 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Kansas City, MO.

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

Dr. Mazen Dimachkie is a Kansas City, KS physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and myositis. He honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dimachkie is a graduate of American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Dimachkie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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

Dr. Stanley P Fisher, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4400 Broadway; Suite 520
Kansas City, MO

Dr. Stanley Fisher's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Fisher attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: parkinson's disease, dystonia, and spasticity. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fisher honors. He is 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 neurologist. In his practice, Dr. Fields focuses on epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). Dr. Fields is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Fields attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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

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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.

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