We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.
Dr. George Creel's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, Dr. Creel focuses on polysomnography (PSG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG). Patient ratings for Dr. Creel average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Creel completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Polysomnography, Electroencephalography
Dr. Mazen Almidani specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Almidani is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Almidani attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Almidani has received professional recognition including the following: Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy
Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja sees patients in Killeen, TX. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khwaja honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Hector Colon is a neurologist in Killeen, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Colon attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Dr. Karthikeyani Kathiresan's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kathiresan is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more.
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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.