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We found 7 neurologists who accept Coventry Gold near Altoona, PA.

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Dr. Joseph Dale Clark, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Clark's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Dr. Clark's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Wen Ying Wu-Chen, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1414 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Wen Ying Wu-Chen works as a neurologist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Wu-Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She has an open panel. After attending the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
514 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard; Suite 3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Ciceron Opida is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Opida's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Neurology
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kornel Lukacs is a neurologist in Altoona, PA. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Lukacs attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lukacs speaks Hungarian. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Neurology
1701 12th Avenue; Suite B3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Primack is a neurologist. Dr. Primack is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Albany Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Neurology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lipitz is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Altoona, PA. Dr. Lipitz's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lipitz is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Neurology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Zhenhui Li, who practices in Altoona, PA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Li attended Soochow University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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.