We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.
Dr. George Creel, who practices in Temple, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Creel include polysomnography (PSG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG). His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Creel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Creel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Polysomnography, Electroencephalography
Dr. Mazen Almidani works as a pediatric neurologist. 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. 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. He has received distinctions including Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy
Dr. Hector Colon works as a neurologist. Dr. Colon's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Dr. Karthikeyani Kathiresan, who practices in Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kathiresan attended medical school at Coimbatore Medical College. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Killeen, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khwaja studied medicine at Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences.
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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.