We found 4 electrodiagnostic medicine providers who accept Medicare near Monroeville, PA.

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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 is a physician who specializes in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Mistler attended Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport and UPMC St. Margaret.

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

Dr. Hayes Berk is a neurophysiology, electrodiagnostic medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berk graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital and UPMC Presbyterian for residency.

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

Dr. Mary Ann Miknevich sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Cranberry Township, PA, and McKeesport, PA. Her medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and electrodiagnostic medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Mercy, UPMC McKeesport, and UPMC St. Margaret. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Miknevich trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Miknevich honors 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. J. Shymansky sees patients in Monroeville, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shymansky graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shymansky trained at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Shymansky is professionally affiliated with 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.
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