We found 3 neurologists who accept Unicare PPO near Sugar Land, TX.
Dr. Charles Popeney's specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Popeney's clinical interests include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Popeney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Back ... (Read more)
Dr. Amitabh Shukla's areas of specialization are electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: myasthenia gravis, acoustic neuroma, and polymyositis. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shukla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Shukla is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Sarcoidosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Brain ... (Read more)
Dr. James Ling is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Ling include diabetes, parkinson's disease, and spasticity. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Ling is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.
Clinical interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes, Spasticity, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Memory ... (Read more)
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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.