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

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

Dr. Karin Woodman is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Woodman attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Woodman has received the following distinctions: Resident Scholarship, American Academy of Neurology; Office for the Arts Music Scholarship, Harvard University; and Undergraduate Scholarship, University of Florida.

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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's areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. Dr. Chu 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. Chu studied medicine at Kaohsiung Medical University. He completed his residency training at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Kazim Sheikh is a pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Sheikh attended the University of the Punjab and King Edward Medical University for medical school. In his practice, Dr. Sheikh focuses on neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). Dr. Sheikh honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders

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

Dr. Nicolas Nammour is a medical specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Nammour's clinical interests: depression, myasthenia gravis, and acoustic neuroma. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Nammour trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Nammour is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Nammour has an open panel.

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

Dr. Suur Biliciler is a pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Missouri City, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Biliciler performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU).

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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.