We found 7 neurologists near Wheeling, WV.
Dr. Christina Patterson's specialty is pediatric neurology. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson accepts. Dr. Patterson graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Western Reserve Care System. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Bilal Sitwat is a pediatric neurology specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sitwat takes. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu.
Dr. John Tellers is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Tellers is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tellers takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.
Dr. Henry Kettler is a neurologist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Steve Timms is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Timms is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Timms accepts.
Dr. Wladimir Zyznewsky's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.