We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Carmel, NY.
Dr. Kishore Ranade's specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Dr. Ranade graduated from Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Ranade is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top Doctor Award - Hudson; Valley Magazine; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Ranade (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. Dr. Ranade's professional affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG).
Dr. Suzanne Brown is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Carmel, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG). Dr. Brown takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency 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 is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Jeffrey Benjamin works as a neurologist in Brooklyn, NY and Carmel, NY. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benjamin include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), stroke, and movement disorders. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Benjamin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Westchester Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Headache, Electromyography, Back Problems, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Magda's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Magda is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Magda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Cantonese. Dr. Magda is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies
Dr. Samuel Koszer's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Koszer is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koszer is an in-network provider for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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.