We found 3 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's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Schiff obtained his medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schiff has received distinctions including Fellow, American College of Surgeons; Board Certification, American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery; and Independent Scientist Award, NIH.

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

Dr. Paul Nelson sees patients in Hershey, PA and State College, PA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Nelson honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. John Mateer's specialties are neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Mateer an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mateer focuses on neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mateer attended Penn State College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is affiliated with Geisinger.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurological Disorders

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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.
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