We found 3 neurologists near Pottstown, PA.
Dr. Marta Jimenez sees patients in Pottstown, PA. Her medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Jimenez takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. Her residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. She is affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital.
Dr. Allan Weber's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weber accepts.
Dr. Kelly Geary's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated Dr. Geary highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania for residency.
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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.