We found 4 neurologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Phoenixville, PA.
Dr. Leo McCluskey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. McCluskey attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. McCluskey include peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and cervical spine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCluskey honors. Dr. McCluskey's distinctions include: Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine 'sTop Docs issues from 2002 and 2010 - 2013; Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2008, 2010, 2012-14; and Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014. He is affiliated with Pennsylvania Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP).
Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Cervical ... (Read more)
Dr. Philip Adelman practices electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Exton, PA, Paoli, PA, and Phoenixville, PA. His areas of clinical interest consist of general neurology, migraine, and parkinson's disease. Dr. Adelman is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Paoli Hospital. He attended medical school at Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Adelman trained at Rush University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adelman takes. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, General Neurology, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, ... (Read more)
Dr. Roderick Spears specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Spears's clinical interests: trigger point injections, migraine, and nerve block. He is affiliated with Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP). After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Akron General Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, Migraine, Nerve Block, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)
Dr. Nataliya Ternopolska is a neurologist. Dr. Ternopolska is professionally affiliated with Abington Health and Chestnut Hill Hospital. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Vinnitsa National Medical University. She trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ternopolska (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.
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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.