We found 5 neurologists who accept Highmark near Berwyn, PA.
Dr. Leo McCluskey specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. McCluskey include post-polio syndrome (PPS), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). Dr. McCluskey attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. His 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.
Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical ... (Read more)
Dr. David Lynch's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lynch include parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Lynch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.
Clinical interests: Parkinson's Disease
Dr. Roderick Spears' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, migraine, and neck pain. Dr. Spears is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Akron General Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.
Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Migraine, Nerve Block, Pregnancy, Occipital ... (Read more)
Dr. Lauren Flynn specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Flynn's clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and parkinson's disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital, Georgetown University Medical Center, and Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Myositis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Nerve Conduction Studies, Gait Abnormalities, ... (Read more)
Dr. Jacob Kaufman is a neurologist. Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests include electromyography (EMG). He is professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Kaufman attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school.
Clinical interests: Electromyography
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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.