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We found 3 neurologists who accept Aetna Medicare near Huntington Station, NY.

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Dr. Allamprabhu Sahebgouda Patil, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
501 Sweet Hollow Road
Melville, NY
 

Dr. Allamprabhu Patil's area of specialization is vascular neurology. He is a graduate of Government Medical College, Aurangabad and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Patil include neurological disorders. Dr. Patil is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Patil (or staff) speaks Marathi and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Plainview Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Patil welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurological Disorders

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Dr. Musarat Shareeff, MD
Specializes in Neurology
158 East Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Musarat Shareeff is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Shareeff is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shareeff honors. She is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. Dr. Shareeff (or staff) speaks Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shalini Patcha, MD
Specializes in Neurology
96 East Main Street
Huntington, NY
 

Dr. Shalini Patcha is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. She is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. Dr. Patcha is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patcha takes. Dr. Patcha (or staff) speaks Telugu, Filipino, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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.