We found 7 neurologists near Wheeling, WV.
Dr. Christina Patterson works as a pediatric neurologist. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Western Reserve Care System for residency. Dr. Patterson is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Bilal Sitwat practices pediatric neurology. Dr. Sitwat (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Sitwat is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Sitwat trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sitwat honors.
Dr. John Tellers specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated highly by his patients. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tellers accepts. Dr. Tellers graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Henry Kettler's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Steve Timms' medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Timms at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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.