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 in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and sleep apnea. The average patient rating for Dr. Lovitt is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lovitt's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Yadollah Harati is a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Harati attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harati is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosenfield is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Rosenfield has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Memory ... (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 practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Milvia Pleitez is a neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Patients rated Dr. Pleitez highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Pleitez honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pleitez has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Simpson studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simpson include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Simpson is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Simpson has an open panel.

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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.