We found 35 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Houston, TX.

Dr. Nneka L Ifejika-Jones, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Brain Injury Medicine
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Nneka Ifejika's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and brain injury medicine. Dr. Ifejika's professional affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Concussion, Spasticity, Stroke

Dr. Randolph Warren Evans, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1200 Binz, Suite 1370; Plaza Medical Center
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randolph Evans' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Evans's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Evans trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Evans speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Surgical Procedures, Electroencephalography, Back Pain, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles George Kevorkian, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Kevorkian's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Kevorkian graduated from the University of New South Wales and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Prince of Wales Hospital and Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include spasticity, stroke, and guillain-barre syndrome. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kevorkian has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. C. Chu's medical specialty is neuromuscular medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chu's areas of expertise include the following: facial problems, tremors, and sleep apnea. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chu has an open panel. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Chu (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Craig C Ditommaso, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 1665
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Craig Ditommaso is a physiatrist in Houston, TX. Dr. Ditommaso's areas of expertise include the following: concussion, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Ditommaso is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, Concussion, Spasticity, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1490
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Gilmer's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gilmer's areas of expertise include transient ischemic attack (TIA), multiple sclerosis (MS), and neck pain. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gilmer takes. Dr. Gilmer attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Stroke, Transient Ischemic Attack, Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, HIV/AIDS, ... (Read more)

Dr. George Joseph Hutton, MD
Specializes in Neurology
7200 Cambridge Street, Department of Neurology, 9th Floor; Ms Bcm609
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Hutton is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Hutton an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and transverse myelitis. He is affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. Dr. Hutton is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Transverse Myelitis, Optic Neuritis

Dr. Raymond A Martin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6410 Fannin Street, Ut Physicians Neurology Clinic; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raymond Martin practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Martin's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Martin has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Electroencephalography, Stroke, Epilepsy

Dr. Steven Marc Lovitt, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Lovitt's medical specialty is neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lovitt include myasthenia gravis, polymyositis, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lovitt is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lovitt honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lovitt is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. John W Lindsey, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6410 Fannin Street; 1044
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lindsey, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lindsey include multiple sclerosis (MS) and parkinson's disease. Dr. Lindsey is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Lindsey attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

Dr. Vincenzo Virgadamo, MD
Specializes in Other, Neurology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vincent Virgadamo's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Virgadamo is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Virgadamo attended medical school at the University of Palermo Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Virgadamo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Facial Problems, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, Aneurysm, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica V Verduzco-Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Brain Injury Medicine
6431 Fannin Street; Suite G550a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Monica Verduzco-Gutierrez specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and brain injury medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Verduzco-Gutierrez attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke, Brain Injury

Dr. John Anil Lincoln Jr., PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurology
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1014
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Lincoln, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lincoln has a special interest in multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Multiple Sclerosis

Specializes in Neurology
1740 W 27th Street; #206
Houston, TX
 

Dr. .Jeffrey Gaitz specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Gaitz completed his residency training at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program. His areas of clinical interest consist of multiple sclerosis (MS), parkinson's disease, and epilepsy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gaitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Epilepsy, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease

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

Dr. Nicolas Nammour practices neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Houston, TX. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include depression, myasthenia gravis, and acoustic neuroma. Dr. Nammour's professional 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. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Nammour attended Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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

Dr. Jenny Mei-Ju Lai, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1878
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jenny Lai's specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lai include general neurology, multiple sclerosis (MS), and spasticity. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Aneurysm, Spine Problems, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Injuries, Brain Injury, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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