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We found 4 neurosurgeons who accept Coventry Bronze Deductible Only HSA Eligible OAHMO near State College, PA.

Steven John Schiff MD, PhD, FACS
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
W311 Millennium Science Complex, Dept. Neurosurgery; Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA
(814) 863-4210

Dr. Steven Schiff is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Schiff has received include Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Board Certification, American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery; and Independent Scientist Award, NIH. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA
(814) 231-4560

Dr. John Mateer is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Mateer include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Geisinger. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Mateer attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mateer at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular disease, adult neurology

Dr. Paul Benjamin Nelson MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1850 East Park Avenue; Suite 112
State College, PA
(814) 865-3566

Dr. Paul Nelson practices neurosurgery. He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Nelson's residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1850 E Park Avenue; Suite 112
State College, PA
(814) 466-2300

Dr. James Fick works as a neurosurgeon. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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What is Neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is the highly skilled specialty devoted to the surgical treatment of issues affecting the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. It is similar to the specialty of neurology, which also treats disorders of the nervous system. Even though there is some overlap, neurosurgery focuses on the surgical treatment of nervous system disorders. However, not every neurosurgery job means surgery -- neurosurgeons may also provide a diagnosis, interpret imaging and test results, or provide non-surgical treatment, depending on the nature of the illness.

Neurosurgeons treat nervous system disorders such as:
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Brain or spine tumors
  • Blood clots in the brain
  • Hydroencephalitis
  • Aneurysms or stroke
  • Seizures
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Carpal or cubital tunnel syndromes
  • Repair of severed nerves
  • Infections of the brain or spinal fluid

Because the nervous system is both so delicate and so complex, neurosurgery has one of the most rigorous and competitive medical education programs. After college and medical school, it is common for a neurosurgeon to require 7-10 additional years of intense training.

New discoveries in this field allow neurosurgeons to heal and accomplish more than ever before, and they are now able to treat many injuries and illnesses that were once fatal.