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We found 5 electrodiagnostic medicine providers who accept Medicare near Monroeville, PA.

Dr. Hayes Ronald Berk, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
3824 Northern Pike; Suite 300
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. H. Berk works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist in Monroeville, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. Before performing his residency at UPMC Presbyterian, Dr. Berk attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Berk takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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Dr. Edward Jacob Mistler, DO
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
4th Floor, Upmc Mckeesport Painter Building; 500 Hospital Drive
Mckeesport, PA
 

Dr. Edward Mistler specializes in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Mistler's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC McKeesport and UPMC St. Margaret. He obtained his medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mistler takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
3824 Northern Pike; Suite 300
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. Seth Lichtenstein is a neurologist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. Dr. Lichtenstein is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
3824 Northern Pike; Suite 300
Monroeville, PA
 

Dr. J. Shymansky is a neurologist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Shymansky has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
1500 Fifth Avenue
Mckeesport, PA
 

Dr. Mary Miknevich specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine and practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and McKeesport, PA. Dr. Miknevich takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her professional affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret.

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What is Electrodiagnostic Medicine?

An electrodiagnostic exam uses sensors to check the electrical activity of muscles and nerves in order to determine if they have been damaged. Electrodiagnostic medicine specialists are the technicians that perform these exams and the physicians who interpret the results to determine which treatments are necessary.

An electrodiagnostic exam can tell you how well the nerves and muscles of the body are functioning or connected. Nerves work by conducting electrical impulses, and muscles are controlled by electrical charges from nerves. Certain symptoms, injuries, or illnesses can indicate a problem with the function of this electrical system within the body. A patient may be referred for an electrodiagnostic exam for conditions such as:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Limb trauma, such as a very deep cut that may have injured the nerves
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which can destroy nerve cells
  • Unexplained numbness, pain, or weakness

There are two main tests done as part of electrodiagnostic medicine: nerve conduction testing to check the function of nerves, and electromyography to check the health of muscles. Both tests involve inserting a needle into the affected area, applying a small electrical current, and measuring the response. The tests are painless except for inserting the needle, and the electricity usually feels like a mild tingling or buzzing if it can be felt at all. Depending on what is being tested, an electrodiagnostic exam may take only a few minutes or more than an hour.

Electrodiagnostic medicine is not routine, but it is an important diagnostic tool for patients living with neuromuscular disease.