We found 11 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept Medicare near Houston, TX.

Dr. Karin Hoang Woodman, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, University of Texas; Unit 431
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karin Woodman is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Houston, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Woodman has received include Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology; Office for the Arts Music Scholarship, Harvard University; and Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Florida. She is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Ching-Chiang Allen Chu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Other, Neuromuscular Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
15655 Cypress Woods Medical Drive; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. C. Chu specializes in neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chu welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Chu attended medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University. He is conversant in Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

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); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Lovitt has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Lovitt include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lovitt accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Kazim Ali Sheikh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kazim Sheikh specializes in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine. In Dr. Sheikh's practice, he is particularly interested in neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University, Dr. Sheikh performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Nicolas Maher Nammour, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nicolas Nammour is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Nammour an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nammour include depression, myasthenia gravis, and acoustic neuroma. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nammour honors. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Brain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Yadollah Harati's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Harati's clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harati accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Harati has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specialties are neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and musculoskeletal pain. Dr. Rosenfield's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rosenfield 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 professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include multiple sclerosis (MS), spasticity, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Smith attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Suur Biliciler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
6410 Fannin Street; #1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Suur Biliciler's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. Dr. Biliciler attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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

Dr. Milvia Pleitez practices neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among her clinical interests: facial problems, myasthenia gravis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Pleitez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pleitez has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Houston, TX. She is especially interested in myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Simpson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Simpson's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is open to 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.