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Specializes in Neurology
700 E Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Conner works as a neurologist in Arlington, TX and Longview, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Conner is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conner's education and training includes medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Conner is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Neurology
802 Medical Circle Drive; Suite 300
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hamer's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Hamer is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hamer is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Hamer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Neurology
802 Medical Circle; Suite 300
Longview, TX
 

Dr. William Perkins is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perkins studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
707 Hollybrook Drive; Suite 406
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Rajani Caesar is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Neurology
700 E Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Joe Bowers is a Longview, TX physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Bowers is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
713 N 4th Street; Suite #2
Longview, TX
 

Dr. Uma Pulipaka specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Longview, TX. Dr. Pulipaka is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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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