We found 4 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. His areas of expertise include post-polio syndrome (PPS), bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. McCluskey takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCluskey 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. Dr. McCluskey is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical ... (Read more)
Dr. Roderick Spears' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include trigger point injections, migraine, and nerve block. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spears accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at Akron General Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Migraine, Nerve Block, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Lynch is a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Lynch's areas of expertise include parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lynch honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His distinctions include: 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. Jacob Kaufman is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Berwyn, PA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kaufman include electromyography (EMG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. His professional affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
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.