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We found 8 neurologists who accept 1199 near East Meadow, NY.

Dr. Robin Errol Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 400
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Robin Smith is a pediatric neurology specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, migraine, and dystonia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish and Afrikaans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smith's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2201 Hempstead Turnpike; #772, Department of Neurology
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Satish Kadakia practices neurodevelopmental disabilities. Clinical interests for Dr. Kadakia include epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth. Dr. Kadakia is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences and Patliputra Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center and Jersey Shore University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Kadakia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Nadeem Shabbir specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatric emergency medicine and practices in East Meadow, NY. Amerigroup, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shabbir accepts. Dr. Shabbir attended Rawalpindi Medical College and Government Medical College, Surat and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Shabbir (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. He is affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
4250 Bethpage; Suite 21
Bethpage, NY
 

Dr. Steven Ender's medical specialty is electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ender is affiliated with Plainview Hospital. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Vytra, 1199, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ender welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
2200 Hempstead Tpk
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Anil Kanth is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kanth is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO. He attended Osmania Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at North Shore University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Kanth (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Sign Language. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Neurology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Bernard Berkowitz is an East Meadow, NY physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Berkowitz is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He accepts Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Imran Wahedna's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), POMCO, and more. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Wahedna is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology
2201 Hempstead Turnpike; Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Services
East Meadow, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sverd is a pediatric psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Mount Sinai, NY and East Meadow, NY. He is an in-network provider for Fidelis, 1199, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sverd studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with NuHealth.

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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.