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We found 5 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). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Udonta speaks French.

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

Dr. Marwan Purghol sees patients in Port Arthur, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Purghol attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Gilberto Agustin's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Agustin takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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

Dr. Paul Proffitt's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Port Arthur, TX. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Proffitt accepts.

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Specializes in Neurology
Port
Arthur, TX
 

Dr. Elias Ntsoane's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Ntsoane is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.