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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 300
Longview, TX
(903) 315-2730

Dr. Richard Hamer practices vascular neurology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center. Dr. Hamer takes Medicare insurance. He 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 (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology
713 N 4th Street; Suite #2
Longview, TX
(903) 757-7056

Dr. Uma Pulipaka's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is a graduate of Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Pulipaka takes Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
700 E Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX
(903) 315-1488; (903) 315-2000

Dr. Joe Bowers practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Longview, TX. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bowers is affiliated with East Texas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 300
Longview, TX
(903) 315-2730

Dr. William Perkins is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Longview, TX. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Perkins is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
701 E Marshall Avenue; Suite 400
Longview, TX
(903) 315-2943

Dr. Zuka Khabbazeh is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in McAllen, TX and Longview, TX. She attended medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Khabbazeh is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
700 E Marshall Avenue
Longview, TX
(903) 315-2730

Dr. Rajani Caesar specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Longview, TX. Dr. Caesar attended medical school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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