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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
2850 Lewis Lane; #106
Paris, TX

Dr. Joseph Scamardo is a neurologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Scamardo is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
2655 Ne Loop 286
Paris, TX
(903) 784-1593

Dr. Peter Edenhoffer sees patients in Paris, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Edenhoffer is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
3146 Clarksville Street
Paris, TX
(903) 732-6102

Dr. Sunil Thummala's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Thummala attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College.

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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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