We found 9 neurologists near Lynchburg, VA.
Dr. Octavio Demarchena is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Demarchena is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Demarchena attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of FACP, American College of Physicians. In addition to English, Dr. Demarchena (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.
Dr. Elizabeth Mumper is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. She is affiliated with Centra. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. Dr. Mumper takes Anthem, Piedmont Community Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Miracle Maker Award for Central Virginia, Children's Miracle Network; William D. Littleford Award for Corporate Public Service (2nd Place National Award); and Woman of the Year for Health and Sciences in Central Virginia, YWCA.
Dr. Charles Joseph works as a neurophysiologist, neurologist, and neuroradiologist. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. On average, patients gave Dr. Joseph a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has received distinctions including Aoa; member AAEE by examination, AAEE; and MRI examination diplomate, American Society of Neuroimaging.
Dr. Peter Konieczny is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Konieczny (or staff) is conversant in French and Polish. Dr. Konieczny is affiliated with Lynchburg General Hospital and the University of Virginia Medical Center. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. He accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. Margaret Moore's areas of specialization are general practice and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Moore is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.
Dr. Carl Hoegerl's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Jaime Bamford is a medical specialist in pediatric neuropsychiatry. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky.
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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.