We found 7 neurologists who accept Medicare near Johnson City, TN.
Dr. Clinton Musil specializes in pediatric neuropsychiatry and practices in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Musil is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.
Dr. Nathaniel Whaley is a neurologist in Johnson City, TN and Mountain Home, TN. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Whaley is professionally affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Perry's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Perry attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is especially interested in general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and migraine. Dr. Perry is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Perry is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Peripheral Neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Movement Disorders, General Neurology
Dr. Phillip Justice is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Allegheny General Hospital and UH Case Medical Center for residency.
Dr. Christopher Nolte, who practices in Knoxville, TN and Johnson City, TN, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Patients rated Dr. Nolte highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Dr. Tanzid Shams specializes in pediatric neurology. He speaks Bengali. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Shams completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shams has received professional recognition including the following: Best Research Poster Presentatation, Columbia Neurology; Best Research Poster Presentation, Columbia Neurology; and Arnold Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Stephen Kimbrough specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Johnson City, TN. He is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kimbrough is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
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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.