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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. Douglas Williams practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts.

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

Dr. Earl Wilson specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Bristol, TN. Dr. Wilson accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Steven Morgan is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Bristol, TN. Patients gave Dr. Morgan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan takes. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Shawn Nelson is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Bristol, TN. Dr. Nelson graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient ratings for Dr. Nelson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Nelson is professionally affiliated with Johnston Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Stephen Wayne specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Wayne is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.