We found 4 neurologists who accept First Health near Willoughby, OH.
Dr. Patrick Tessman sees patients in Willoughby, OH. His medical specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Tessman completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tessman include migraine, parkinson's disease, and electromyography (EMG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Hillcrest Hospital, Neurology Associates, and Lake Health.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Neuropathy
Dr. Joshua Sunshine's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include electromyography (EMG). He is affiliated with Neurology Associates, West Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Sunshine studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. For his professional training, Dr. Sunshine completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Electromyography
Dr. Kristen Smith specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Willoughby, OH. Her clinical interests encompass epilepsy. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with West Hospital, Neurology Associates, and TriPoint Medical Center. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy
Dr. Gary Kutsikovich's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: dizziness, multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kutsikovich takes. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kutsikovich completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Kutsikovich is professionally affiliated with TriPoint Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Headache, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Seizures, Alzheimer's Disease
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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.