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We found 4 neuromuscular medicine providers who accept Unicare 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. 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. 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)

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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.