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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's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and sleep apnea. Dr. Lovitt has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lovitt attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lovitt (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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. His clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Smith attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Smith highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to 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 works as a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Harati include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Harati is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to 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 practices 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. Dr. Rosenfield is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosenfield is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Pleitez's clinical interests: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pleitez is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She 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 works as a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simpson include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Simpson is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is accepting new patients.

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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.