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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. After completing medical school at the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Wu-Chen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ciceron Opida's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Tyrone, PA and Altoona, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Opida honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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

Dr. Joseph Clark's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. Dr. Clark is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Clark attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurology
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kornel Lukacs practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lukacs takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Laurence Primack specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Primack is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona.

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

Dr. Mark Lipitz practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Lipitz graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Zhenhui Li specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Li has received a 1.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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.

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