We found 4 neurologists who accept Medicare near Port Arthur, TX.

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
3780 Memorial Boulevard
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Emem Udonta's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks French. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Udonta is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Specializes in Neurology
2001 9th Avenue; Suite 201
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Marwan Purghol works as a neurologist in Port Arthur, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Purghol's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
3780 Memorial Boulevard
Port Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Gilberto Agustin specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Port Arthur, TX. Dr. Agustin is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agustin takes. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Specializes in Neurology
Port
Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Elias Ntsoane's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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