We found 3 neurologists who accept Unicare PPO near Sugar Land, TX.
Dr. Charles Popeney works as a pain doctor and neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Back ... (Read more)
Dr. Amitabh Shukla is an electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shukla attended medical school at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. These areas are among his clinical interests: myasthenia gravis, acoustic neuroma, and polymyositis. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shukla is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Sarcoidosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Brain ... (Read more)
Dr. James Ling works as a vascular neurologist. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, parkinson's disease, and spasticity. Dr. Ling takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ling is 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.