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We found 5 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Bronze near Hermitage, PA.

Dr. Marlene Ann Bednar, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2120 Likens Lane
Farrell, PA
 

Dr. Marlene Bednar's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bednar include epilepsy. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Horizon. Before performing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Bednar attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, New York Medical College, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences for medical school. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bednar takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Bilal Sitwat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
875 N. Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA
 

Dr. Bilal Sitwat is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sitwat average 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sitwat accepts. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Sitwat trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Dana Douglas Cummings, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
875 N. Hermitage Road
Hermitage, PA
 

Dr. Dana Cummings works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Cummings has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include developmental disabilities. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cummings completed a residency program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Cummings's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Neurology
2375 Garden Way
Hermitage, PA
 

Dr. Marianne Krouk's specialties are pediatric psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Krouk is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krouk honors. She obtained her medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.

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Dr. Michael K Matthews Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
2120 Likens Lane
Farrell, PA
 

Dr. Michael Matthews' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Matthews is professionally affiliated with UPMC Horizon. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Matthews attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center.

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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.