We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.
Dr. George Creel's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in polysomnography (PSG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG). Dr. Creel is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Creel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Creel trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: EEG, Electromyography, Polysomnography
Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Khwaja is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khwaja is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences.
Dr. Mazen Almidani's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Almidani graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. His distinctions include: Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Ataxia, Epilepsy, Headaches, Migraine, Movement Disorders, Tic and Tourette
Dr. Hector Colon specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Colon is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Dr. Karthikeyani Kathiresan's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kathiresan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College.
Conditions / Treatments
Medicare Patient Age
Medicare Patient Conditions
Medicare Patient Ethnicity
Medicare Patient Gender
Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility
Years Since Graduation
Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:
- motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
- sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
- nerve function
- coordination and balance
- changes in mood or behavior
A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.
Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:
- medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
- laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
- physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)
Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.