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