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We found 6 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept Interplan PPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Steven Marc Lovitt, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Lovitt is a neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lovitt include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and sleep apnea. Dr. Lovitt's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lovitt's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lovitt (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Bone Spurs, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Glenn Smith, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Scurlock Tower, Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. R. Smith is a neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Smith is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Muscular Dystrophy, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadollah Harati, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yadollah Harati specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Harati is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harati's areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Harati is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Dermatomyositis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Myasthenia Gravis, Physical ... (Read more)

Dr. David Barry Rosenfield, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rosenfield's areas of specialization are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rosenfield attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His clinical interests include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rosenfield is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Memory ... (Read more)

Dr. Milvia Yadira Pleitez, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Milvia Pleitez works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Pleitez average 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pleitez takes. Dr. Pleitez's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pleitez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Ericka Portley Simpson, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ericka Simpson, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Simpson is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Simpson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neurodegenerative Diseases, ... (Read more)

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What is Neuromuscular Medicine?

Neuromuscular medicine can be broadly defined as a medical specialty devoted to disorders of nerves and muscles. It has some similarities to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in that it is concerned with how people move and function. It is also similar to the specialty of neurology because it has to do with disorders of the nervous system. However, neuromuscular medicine specifically deals with disorders in how the nerves interact with muscles. These disorders often require a level of knowledge greater than that of a general neurologist or physical medicine specialist.

Our nervous system is made up of two parts. The peripheral nervous system includes sensory nerves, nerves that move muscles, and the junctions between muscles and nerves. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Neuromuscular medicine deals with disorders that occur specifically when the two parts of the nervous system do not connect or work well together. These disorders include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis, a disorder where the muscles feel weak and fatigued
  • Ataxia, characterized by involuntary movements

Neuromuscular medicine specialists are usually knowledgeable about electrodiagnostic medicine, the use of electrical impulses to check nerve and muscle function. These tests play an important role in neuromuscular management. Neuromuscular medicine specialists also perform physical exams, diagnose their patients and manage their care, and provide medical counseling for those with life-altering illnesses.