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Specializes in Neurology
2101 Pease Street; Suite 1g
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Victoria Parada's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Parada a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
2121 Pease Street; Suite 1d
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Ameer Hassan works as a vascular neurologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2121 Pease Street; Suite 207
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Villalobos is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Harlingen, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Villalobos a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Neurology
2121 Pease Street; Suite 1d
Harlingen, TX
 

Dr. Wondwossen Tekle is a Harlingen, TX physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Neurology
4770 N Expressway; Suite 100
Brownsville, TX
 

Dr. Luis Gaitan works as a neurologist. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gaitan accepts.

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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.

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