We found 5 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Hermitage, PA.
Dr. Marlene Bednar's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She practices in Greenville, PA and Farrell, PA. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, New York Medical College, and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences, she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Bednar has a special interest in epilepsy. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bednar accepts. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Horizon.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy
Dr. Bilal Sitwat works as a pediatric neurologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sitwat is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Sitwat (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Dana Cummings sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Monroeville, PA, and Hermitage, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in developmental disabilities. Dr. Cummings's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Dr. Cummings attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities
Dr. Marianne Krouk works as a pediatric psychiatrist and neurologist. Dr. Krouk's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University.
Dr. Michael Matthews is a neurologist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC Horizon. Dr. Matthews accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center.
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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.