We found 7 neurologists who accept Medicare near Johnson City, TN.
Dr. Clinton Musil is a pediatric neuropsychiatry specialist in Johnson City, TN. Dr. Musil accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.
Dr. Nathaniel Whaley is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Whaley is a graduate of East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Perry is a neurologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and migraine. Dr. Perry is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Clinical interests: General Neurology, Movement Disorders, Dystonias, Peripheral Nerve Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, ... (Read more)
Dr. Phillip Justice specializes in neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Justice honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and UH Case Medical Center, Dr. Justice attended medical school at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Christopher Nolte's areas of specialization are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine; he sees patients in Knoxville, TN and Johnson City, TN. Patient reviews placed Dr. Nolte at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Tanzid Shams is a pediatric neurologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Shams attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shams has received include Best Research Poster Presentatation, Columbia Neurology; Best Research Poster Presentation, Columbia Neurology; and Arnold Gold Award for Humanism in Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shams speaks Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Stephen Kimbrough specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Johnson City, TN. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kimbrough is a graduate of Mayo Medical School. He 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.