We found 3 neurologists who accept Unicare PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Charles Arthur Popeney III, MD, DO
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Popeney specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Popeney is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Amitabh Yashvant Shukla, MD
Specializes in Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amitabh Shukla specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shukla at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include myasthenia gravis, acoustic neuroma, and polymyositis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Shukla is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Sarcoidosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Brain ... (Read more)

Dr. James Jin-Hong Ling, MD
Specializes in Neurology
16107 Kensington Drive; Suite 228
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Ling's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, parkinson's disease, and spasticity. He is in-network for Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ling is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Meningioma, Parkinson's Disease, Diabetes, Spasticity, Stroke, Stroke Rehabilitation, Memory ... (Read more)

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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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