We found 6 neurologists near Longview, TX.
Dr. Kevin Conner is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Conner takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. Richard Hamer is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Hamer graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Hamer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. William Perkins specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Perkins attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Rajani Caesar specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Longview, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Dr. Joe Bowers is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver. Dr. Bowers attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.
Dr. Uma Pulipaka is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She studied medicine at Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Pulipaka is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.