We found 4 neurologists who accept Highmark near Berwyn, PA.
Dr. Leo McCluskey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and cervical spine surgery. Dr. McCluskey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. McCluskey attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. McCluskey has received 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 professionally affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Clinical interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Bloodless Medicine, Cervical Spine Disorders, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)
Dr. Roderick Spears is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Berwyn, PA. Dr. Spears's clinical interests include migraine, trigger point injections, and nerve block. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.
Clinical interests: BOTOX, Trigger Point Joint Injections, Undiagnosed Headache, Undiagnosed Neck Pain, Facial Pain, ... (Read more)
Dr. David Lynch is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include parkinson's disease. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Lynch attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. His professional affiliations include Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).
Clinical interests: Ataxia, Neurogenetics, Parkinson's Disease, Neurogenetics disease
Dr. Jacob Kaufman's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kaufman's clinical interests include electromyography (EMG). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Clinical interests: Electromyography (EMG)
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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.