We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Carmel, NY.
Dr. Kishore Ranade's areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Carmel, NY and Somers, NY. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ranade accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Fidelis, and more. He studied medicine at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga. For his residency, Dr. Ranade trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Ranade 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Westchester Medical Center and Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG).
Dr. Suzanne Brown's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Brown has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG). Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. Before completing her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Brown attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Recipient of Patient's Choice Award. Dr. Brown is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Jeffrey Benjamin works as a neurologist. Dr. Benjamin's clinical interests include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), stroke, and movement disorders. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Benjamin's professional affiliations include New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Westchester Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Back & Neck Disorders, Headaches, Hyperhidrosis, Movement Disorders, Stroke, EMG, Electrodiagnostic ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Magda is a medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Magda (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Cantonese. His areas of expertise include nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Magda is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Magda takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna.
Clinical interests: NCS/EMG
Dr. Samuel Koszer is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koszer is affiliated with Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY) and Putnam Hospital Center. He honors Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
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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.