We found 9 neurologists near Lynchburg, VA.
Dr. Octavio Demarchena is a specialist in vascular neurology. Dr. Demarchena (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Demarchena attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Demarchena average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Demarchena has received professional recognition including the following: FACP, American College of Physicians.
Dr. Peter Konieczny's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Konieczny takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Konieczny (or staff) speaks French and Polish. His professional affiliations include Lynchburg General Hospital and the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Dr. Charles Joseph specializes in neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and neuroradiology. Dr. Joseph's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the following distinctions: Aoa; member AAEE by examination, AAEE; and MRI examination diplomate, American Society of Neuroimaging.
Dr. Elizabeth Mumper is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. She works in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Mumper takes Anthem, Piedmont Community Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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. Mumper is professionally affiliated with Centra.
Dr. Margaret Moore works as a general practitioner and neurologist. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Moore attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Carl Hoegerl practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Hoegerl accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. William Wallace is a Lynchburg, VA physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5.
Dr. Jaime Bamford is a pediatric neuropsychiatrist in Lynchburg, VA. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bamford attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency.
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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.