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

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

Dr. Wen Ying Wu-Chen specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Wu-Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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

Dr. Joseph Clark's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Clark is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clark accepts. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ciceron Opida is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Opida is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Opida graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Neurology
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kornel Lukacs practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. Dr. Lukacs is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His education and training includes medical school at Ross University School of Medicine and Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Laurence Primack is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Primack takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Primack attended Albany Medical College for medical school.

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

Dr. Mark Lipitz works as a neurologist in Altoona, PA. Dr. Lipitz has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. 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. Zhenhui Li practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Altoona, PA. Dr. Li obtained his medical school training at Soochow University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Li 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.