We found 8 neurologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Waco, TX.
Dr. Dave Clarke specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology and practices in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Clarke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Clarke's training includes residency programs at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan.
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Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem sees patients in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Waco, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Fonkem has received distinctions including 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 speaks French. Dr. Fonkem is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Headache, Meningioma, Lymphoma
Dr. Howard Kelfer's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Kelfer studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kelfer completed a residency program at Tufts Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kelfer is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's Medical Center.
Dr. Fares Kokash is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: headache and epilepsy. Dr. Kokash is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Kokash takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus, Dr. Kokash attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Arabic.
Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy
Dr. George Schwartze's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartze is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Dr. Randy Gardell is a neurologist in Waco, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gardell average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gardell honors. Dr. Gardell graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. Joel Freitag is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Waco, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freitag accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Stephen Howlett's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Howlett accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.