We found 8 neurologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Waco, TX.
Dr. Dave Clarke is a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clarke include epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Clarke graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Clarke completed residency programs at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.
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Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fonkem honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. In addition to English, Dr. Fonkem speaks French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is not accepting new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Headache, Meningioma, Lymphoma
Dr. Howard Kelfer's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Kelfer is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School. His residency was performed at Tufts Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's Medical Center.
Dr. George Schwartze is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Waco, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Schwartze is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.
Dr. Fares Kokash is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Waco, TX, Temple, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has a special interest in headache and epilepsy. His average rating from his patients 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. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus for residency. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Kokash is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy
Dr. Randy Gardell specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Waco, TX. Dr. Gardell graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Joel Freitag specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Waco, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Freitag average 3.5 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. Freitag accepts. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.
Dr. Stephen Howlett's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Howlett 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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.
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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.