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We found 4 electrodiagnostic medicine providers who accept Humana Catastrophic near Houston, TX.

Dr. Aloysia Leisanne Schwabe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aloysia Schwabe is a pediatric rehabilitation physician and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Schwabe's training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass rehabilitation. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Schwabe is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
6624 Fannin; #1670
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aziz Shaibani is a specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Shaibani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Other, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pinky Tiwari is an electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Houston, TX. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Tiwari is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ernesto Infante is a physician who specializes in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Infante accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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What is Electrodiagnostic Medicine?

An electrodiagnostic exam uses sensors to check the electrical activity of muscles and nerves in order to determine if they have been damaged. Electrodiagnostic medicine specialists are the technicians that perform these exams and the physicians who interpret the results to determine which treatments are necessary.

An electrodiagnostic exam can tell you how well the nerves and muscles of the body are functioning or connected. Nerves work by conducting electrical impulses, and muscles are controlled by electrical charges from nerves. Certain symptoms, injuries, or illnesses can indicate a problem with the function of this electrical system within the body. A patient may be referred for an electrodiagnostic exam for conditions such as:
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Limb trauma, such as a very deep cut that may have injured the nerves
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, which can destroy nerve cells
  • Unexplained numbness, pain, or weakness

There are two main tests done as part of electrodiagnostic medicine: nerve conduction testing to check the function of nerves, and electromyography to check the health of muscles. Both tests involve inserting a needle into the affected area, applying a small electrical current, and measuring the response. The tests are painless except for inserting the needle, and the electricity usually feels like a mild tingling or buzzing if it can be felt at all. Depending on what is being tested, an electrodiagnostic exam may take only a few minutes or more than an hour.

Electrodiagnostic medicine is not routine, but it is an important diagnostic tool for patients living with neuromuscular disease.