We found 5 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Hermitage, PA.
Dr. Marlene Bednar specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Greenville, PA and Farrell, PA. Dr. Bednar is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, New York Medical College, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Her training includes residency programs at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bednar include epilepsy. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bednar is affiliated with UPMC Horizon.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy
Dr. Bilal Sitwat practices pediatric neurology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sitwat is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Sitwat's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Dana Cummings is a pediatric neurologist in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Hermitage, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cummings's clinical interests encompass developmental disabilities. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Cummings's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Clinical interests: w/sp Quals in Child Neur, Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Marianne Krouk is a specialist in pediatric psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krouk accepts. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.
Dr. Michael Matthews specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Greenville, PA and Farrell, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Matthews is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC Horizon. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Matthews attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency.
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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.