We found 8 neurologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Waco, TX.
Dr. Dave Clarke works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. He is especially interested in epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Clarke honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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.
Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Research, Laser Ablation, Surgical Procedures, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)
Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fonkem honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Fonkem has a closed panel.
Clinical interests: Headache, Meningioma
Dr. Howard Kelfer's specialty is pediatric neurology. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Kelfer has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's Medical Center.
Dr. George Schwartze, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Schwartze is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Dr. Fares Kokash specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. Dr. Kokash has a special interest in headache and epilepsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Kokash is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kokash honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy
Dr. Randy Gardell's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gardell 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.
Dr. Joel Freitag is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Freitag's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
Dr. Stephen Howlett is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Waco, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Howlett attended medical school 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.
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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.