We found 4 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept Unicare near Houston, TX.

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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); he sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Chu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Kaohsiung Medical University and then he performed his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Chu is conversant in Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lovitt attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lovitt include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and sleep apnea. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lovitt at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lovitt's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Nicolas Nammour's specialties are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Nammour include depression, myasthenia gravis, and acoustic neuroma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Nammour attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Nammour completed a residency program 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 is a neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and guillain-barre syndrome. Dr. Harati's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Baylor College of Medicine. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Harati 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)

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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.
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