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

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

Dr. Charles Popeney is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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 Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Amitabh Shukla works as a neurologist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, acoustic neuroma, and polymyositis. Dr. Shukla is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shukla accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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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 Vascular Neurology
16107 Kensington Drive; Suite 228
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Ling works as a vascular neurologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, parkinson's disease, and spasticity. Dr. Ling is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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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