We found 8 neurologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Waco, TX.
Dr. Dave Clarke is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist. His areas of expertise include epilepsy. Dr. Clarke is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Clarke attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school.
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Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Fonkem accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Fonkem is closed to new patients at this time.
Clinical interests: Neurofibroma, Headache, Meningioma
Dr. Howard Kelfer works as a pediatric neurologist. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Kelfer is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and 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. 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. Dr. Schwartze is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.
Dr. Fares Kokash's specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kokash include headache and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kokash completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.
Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy
Dr. Randy Gardell is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Waco, TX. Dr. Gardell's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.
Dr. Joel Freitag sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Freitag's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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 is a neurologist in Waco, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Howlett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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.