We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Carmel, NY.
Dr. Suzanne Brown's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Brown attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Brown completed residency programs at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Recipient of Patient's Choice Award. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG).
Dr. Paul Magda is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Magda's clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magda takes. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Magda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG).
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Kishore Ranade is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He attended medical school at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ranade is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ranade (or staff) speaks Hindi.
Dr. Jeffrey Benjamin's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), stroke, and movement disorders. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Westchester Medical Center. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Electromyography, Back Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck ... (Read more)
Dr. Samuel Koszer is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koszer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY) and Putnam Hospital Center.
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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.