We found 6 neurologists near Longview, TX.
Dr. Kevin Conner sees patients in Longview, TX and Arlington, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Conner's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conner takes. 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. Dr. Conner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Richard Hamer practices vascular neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Hamer average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hamer is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. William Perkins' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Perkins's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.
Dr. Rajani Caesar practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Erasmus University Rotterdam.
Dr. Uma Pulipaka works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Longview, TX. Dr. Pulipaka studied medicine at Kurnool Medical College. She accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. Joe Bowers works as a neurologist in Longview, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.
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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.