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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'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. 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 practices neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, Dr. Chu speaks Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chu include facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Chu's education and training includes medical school at Kaohsiung Medical University and residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. His areas of expertise include depression, myasthenia gravis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Nammour's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nammour's office for an appointment.

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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 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)

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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.