We found 8 neurologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Waco, TX.
Dr. Dave Clarke's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He practices in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing his residency at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Clarke attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Clarke takes 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 accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Managing Childhood Epilepsy, Paroxysmal Events in Epilepsy, Sleep Disorder Analysis, Neurological ... (Read more)
Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fonkem obtained his medical school training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. In addition to English, Dr. Fonkem speaks French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Glioblastoma, Meningiomas, Oligodendroglioma, Ependymoma, Neurofibromas, CNS Lymphoma, Headaches, ... (Read more)
Dr. Howard Kelfer's specialty is pediatric neurology. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Kelfer's medical residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kelfer is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources and Cook Children's Medical Center.
Dr. Fares Kokash is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Kokash has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in headache and epilepsy. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Kokash speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Headaches
Dr. George Schwartze is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartze takes. 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 is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Dr. Randy Gardell, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Gardell at an average of 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 accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. Joel Freitag is a neurologist. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freitag 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. Stephen Howlett is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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.