We found 5 neurologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.
Dr. George Creel is a neurologist in Temple, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Killeen, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Creel average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Creel include polysomnography (PSG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Creel attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Creel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Polysomnography, Electroencephalography
Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Khwaja graduated from Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.
Dr. Mazen Almidani's specialty is pediatric neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria, Dr. Almidani attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Almidani accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy
Dr. Hector Colon works as a neurologist in Killeen, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Colon is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
Dr. Karthikeyani Kathiresan works as a neurologist. Dr. Kathiresan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Coimbatore Medical College.
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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.