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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 specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Clark's medical residency was performed at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Wen Ying Wu-Chen's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Ephrata Community Hospital and Lancaster General Health. Dr. Wu-Chen attended the University of Costa Rica Faculty of Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ciceron Opida sees patients in Altoona, PA. His medical specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Opida honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Opida attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. Dr. Opida is 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 specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Altoona, PA. Dr. Lukacs honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine and Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is conversant in Hungarian. Dr. Lukacs is 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's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for 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. He is professionally 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 works as a neurologist in Altoona, PA. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Lipitz has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). After completing medical school at Soochow University Medical College, Dr. Li performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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.