We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. George Barnett Creel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; #210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. George Creel practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Creel include polysomnography (PSG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Creel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Creel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Polysomnography, Electroencephalography

Dr. Mazen Alkahwaji Almidani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Almidani works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Almidani is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Almidani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2105 S Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Killeen, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khwaja graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Neurology
2103 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 106
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Hector Colon specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colon accepts. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
2105 S Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Karthikeyani Kathiresan's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. She is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College.

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What is Neurology?

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.