We found 10 neurologists near Lynchburg, VA.
Dr. Octavio Demarchena is a vascular neurologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Demarchena graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: FACP, American College of Physicians. Dr. Demarchena (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. He is affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.
Dr. Todd Hayes is a neurophysiologist and neurologist. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Dr. Hayes takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with North Colorado Medical Center and Northwest Medical Center.
Dr. Peter Konieczny practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Lynchburg, VA. Dr. Konieczny's professional affiliations include Lynchburg General Hospital and the University of Virginia Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Konieczny completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Konieczny (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Polish.
Dr. Charles Joseph's specialties are neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and neuroradiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Joseph is 4.0 stars out of 5. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Joseph attended Temple University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Aoa; member AAEE by examination, AAEE; and MRI examination diplomate, American Society of Neuroimaging.
Dr. Elizabeth Mumper's area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Piedmont Community Health Plan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mumper 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. She is professionally affiliated with Centra.
Dr. Carl Hoegerl's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Hoegerl attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.
Dr. Margaret Moore's medical specialty is general practice and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Moore trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for her residency. Dr. Moore speaks Spanish.
Dr. Jaime Bamford's specialty is pediatric neuropsychiatry. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Bamford attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance.
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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.