We found 7 neurologists who accept Medicare near Johnson City, TN.
Dr. Clinton Musil is a pediatric neuropsychiatrist in Johnson City, TN. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Musil accepts.
Dr. Nathaniel Whaley practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Johnson City, TN and Mountain Home, TN. Dr. Whaley takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Perry's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. 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 is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Peripheral Neuropathy, Multiple Sclerosis, Movement Disorders, General Neurology
Dr. Phillip Justice practices neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Justice is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Allegheny General Hospital and UH Case Medical Center.
Dr. Christopher Nolte is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Nolte average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolte honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Tanzid Shams is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shams is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. His distinctions 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 open to new patients.
Dr. Stephen Kimbrough is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Johnson City, TN. He is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center. He studied medicine at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Kimbrough is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.
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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.