We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Harlingen, TX.
Dr. Felix Rivera-Perez works as a neurologist in McAllen, TX and Harlingen, TX. Dr. Rivera-Perez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Luis Gaitan is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gaitan graduated from the University of Guayaquil Faculty of Medical Sciences. Patient ratings for Dr. Gaitan average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Victoria Parada practices vascular neurology and osteopathic manipulative medicine. She is a graduate of Francisco Marroquin University Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Parada an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ameer Hassan's area of specialization is vascular neurology. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Rafael Villalobos-Nieto's medical specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Villalobos-Nieto attended medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine.
Dr. Wondwossen Tekle's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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.