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We found 4 neurologists who accept Highmark near Berwyn, PA.

Dr. Leo F McCluskey, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Leo McCluskey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. McCluskey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McCluskey include peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and cervical spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCluskey honors. Dr. McCluskey's distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 'sTop Docs issues from 2002 and 2010 - 2013; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).

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Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Roderick Carlyle Spears, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Roderick Spears specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Spears's clinical interests: trigger point injections, migraine, and nerve block. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Akron General Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Migraine, Nerve Block, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
550 South Goddard Boulevard
King of Prussia, PA
 

Dr. David Lynch sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and King of Prussia, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. In his practice, Dr. Lynch focuses on parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lynch accepts. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Lynch trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014 and Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine 's Top Docs issue.

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Clinical interests: Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Jacob L Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
Penn Medicine Valley Forge; 1001 Chesterbrook Boulevard
Berwyn, PA
 

Dr. Jacob Kaufman is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in electromyography (EMG). Dr. Kaufman is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography

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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.