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. He practices in Carmel, NY and Somers, NY. Patient ratings for Dr. Ranade average 4.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ranade takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Ranade attended Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga for medical school. His distinctions include: Top Doctor Award - Hudson; Valley Magazine; and Castle Connolly Top Doctor. Dr. Ranade (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Westchester Medical Center and Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG).
Dr. Suzanne Brown sees patients in Carmel, NY. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brown is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Brown trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She has received the distinction of Recipient of Patient's Choice Award. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Brown is affiliated with Mount Kisco Medical Group (MKMG).
Dr. Jeffrey Benjamin practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), stroke, and movement disorders. He is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Benjamin graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Benjamin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital and Westchester Medical Center.
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Dr. Samuel Koszer's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Koszer is 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Columbia Memorial Hospital (Hudson, NY) and Putnam Hospital Center. He is in-network for Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.
Dr. Paul Magda's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Flushing, NY and Carmel, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS) and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Magda is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Cigna. He studied medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Magda (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Cantonese.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies
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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.