We found 7 neurologists near Fredericksburg, TX.
Dr. Theresa Phillips practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
Dr. Ronald Stotz is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Stotz takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. Leigh Bains practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Fredericksburg, TX and Tyler, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. She has a special interest in movement disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bains at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Movement Disorders
Dr. Peter Bringewald is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and ophthalmology (eye disease). He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Matthew Stotz's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Stotz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.