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We found 4 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Waco, TX.

Dr. Dave Fitzgerald Clarke, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
6101 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dave Clarke is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Clarke graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Clarke trained at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. In his practice, he is particularly interested in epilepsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Clarke is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Research, Laser Ablation, Surgical Procedures, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mazen Alkahwaji Almidani, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Almidani is a pediatric neurology specialist in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Almidani is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. He has received distinctions including Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurology
340 Richland West Circle
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Randy Gardell is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Waco, TX. Dr. Gardell's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
340 Richland West Circle
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Joel Freitag works as a neurologist. Dr. Freitag's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.