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We found 4 neurologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Amarillo, TX.

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Specializes in Neurology
1731 Hagy Boulevard
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Ruby Saulog's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Saulog is 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Saulog is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Specializes in Neurology
#1 Medical Drive
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Lewis works as a neurologist in Amarillo, TX. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
6700 W 9th Avenue
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Sean Milligan is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Amarillo, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
6010 Amarillo Boulevard, West
Amarillo, TX
 

Dr. Razi Rashid is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Amarillo VA Health Care System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rashid graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine.

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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.