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

Dr. Steven John Schiff, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
W311 Millennium Science Complex, Dept. Neurosurgery; Pennsylvania State University
State College, PA

Dr. Steven Schiff is a pediatric neurosurgery specialist in State College, PA, Hershey, PA, and the University Park, PA. Dr. Schiff is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Board Certification, American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery; and Independent Scientist Award, NIH.

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Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology
200 Scenery Drive
State College, PA

Dr. John Mateer is a neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in State College, PA. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Mateer trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mateer include neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mateer honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Paul Benjamin Nelson, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1850 East Park Avenue; Suite 112
State College, PA

Dr. Paul Nelson is a neurosurgery specialist. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson takes. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. He is professionally 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

Dr. James Fick is a neurosurgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Fick graduated from 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.