We found 7 neurologists who accept Medicare near Johnson City, TN.
Dr. Stafford Conway's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include visual evoked potential test, orthostatic hypotension, and paralysis. Dr. Conway is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. He accepts Medicare insurance. After attending American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Conway completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama.
Clinical interests: Visual Evoked Potential Test, Ambulatory EEG, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome, ... (Read more)
Dr. Clinton Musil practices pediatric neuropsychiatry. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Musil studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.
Dr. Nathaniel Whaley specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Johnson City, TN and Mountain Home, TN. Dr. Whaley is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Mountain Home VA Medical Center.
Dr. Thomas Perry specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Perry's areas of expertise include general neurology, peripheral neuropathy, and migraine. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. 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 neurophysiology, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Justice performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital and UH Case Medical Center.
Dr. Tanzid Shams' medical specialty is pediatric neurology. In addition to English, he speaks Bengali. Dr. Shams is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Shams attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He takes 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. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Stephen Kimbrough is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Johnson City, TN. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at Mayo Medical School. Dr. Kimbrough is professionally 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.