We found 8 neurologists who accept Humana Premier near Alcoa, TN.
Dr. Karen Mullins' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Mullins average 1.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mullins accepts.
Dr. Fredric Radoff is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Radoff is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Mohammed Bhatti's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at World University, Dr. Bhatti performed his residency at Chicago Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Bhatti (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.
Dr. Darel Butler's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors.
Dr. Sibyl Wray specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Wray's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. David Brandes sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Brandes graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandes accepts.
Dr. William Paulsen specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Knoxville, TN. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Paulsen attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin 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.