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

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

Dr. George Creel's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Creel is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: polysomnography (PSG), electromyography (EMG), and electroencephalography (EEG). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Creel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. He works in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Round Rock, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Almidani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Almidani has received include Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

Dr. Hector Colon's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colon attended medical school at 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 is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Kathiresan honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. She is a graduate of Coimbatore Medical College.

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

Dr. Shamsuddin Khwaja is a medical specialist in neurosurgery, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Khwaja honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.

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