We found 8 neurologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Waco, TX.
Dr. Dave Clarke's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He is especially interested in epilepsy. Dr. Clarke 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 attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Clarke is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.
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Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fonkem is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fonkem accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Fonkem include: Outstanding Alumni of the year University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha WI; NIH-NMA Scholar of the year; and Resident Research of the Year Award, Dept of Neurology, Ohio State University. He is not currently accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Neurofibroma, Headache, Meningioma
Dr. Howard Kelfer's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's Medical Center. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Kelfer trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Kelfer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.
Dr. George Schwartze practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Waco, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartze honors. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center, Dr. Schwartze attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Dr. Fares Kokash practices neurodevelopmental disabilities in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has a special interest in headache and epilepsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Kokash average 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kokash honors. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus, Dr. Kokash attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kokash is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy
Dr. Randy Gardell works as a neurologist. Dr. Gardell is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Joel Freitag's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Freitag's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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.
Dr. Stephen Howlett's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Howlett honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science.
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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.