We found 3 neurologists who accept Unicare PPO near Sugar Land, TX.
Dr. Charles Popeney practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Popeney attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Patient ratings for Dr. Popeney average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popeney takes 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. His practice 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 a specialist in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shukla is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, acoustic neuroma, and polymyositis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Shukla is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Neck Pain, Sarcoidosis, Erectile Dysfunction, Brain ... (Read more)
Dr. James Ling is a specialist in vascular neurology. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, parkinson's disease, and spasticity. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ling studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ling takes.
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.