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Dr. Christina Marie Patterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
10 Medical Park, Tower 1; Suite 305
Wheeling, WV
 

Dr. Christina Patterson's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Patterson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Patterson attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at UH Case Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Neurology
2115 Chapline Street; Suite 301
Wheeling, WV
 

Dr. Wladimir Zyznewsky works as a neurologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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Dr. Bilal Sitwat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
10 Medical Park, Tower 1; Suite 305
Wheeling, WV
 

Dr. Bilal Sitwat is a specialist in pediatric neurology. He attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sitwat honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Specializes in Neurology
2115 Chapline Street; Suite 302
Wheeling, WV
 

Dr. Stephen Timms' area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Timms is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
92 N 4th Street
Martins Ferry, OH
 

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What is Neurology?

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.

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