We found 5 neurologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Bristol, TN.

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Specializes in Neurology
3183 W State Street; Suite 1201
Bristol, TN
 

Dr. Earl Wilson's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Neurology
3183 W State Street; Suite 1201
Bristol, TN
 

Dr. Douglas Williams' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University.

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Specializes in Neurology
3183 W State Street; Suite 1201
Bristol, TN
 

Dr. Steven Morgan's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Morgan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan takes. He is affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurology
3183 W State Street; Suite 1201
Bristol, TN
 

Dr. Shawn Nelson sees patients in Bristol, TN. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Patients rated Dr. Nelson highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson accepts.

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Specializes in Neurology
3183 W State Street; Suite 1201
Bristol, TN
 

Dr. Stephen Wayne's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Wayne graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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What is Neurology?

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.

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