We found 7 neurologists near Wheeling, WV.
Dr. Christina Patterson's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Patterson takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She trained at Western Reserve Care System for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. Bilal Sitwat practices pediatric neurology. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sitwat is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Sitwat's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Dr. John Tellers specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Tellers at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Steve Timms is a neurologist in Wheeling, WV. The average patient rating for Dr. Timms is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.
Dr. Henry Kettler's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kettler graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine.
Dr. Wladimir Zyznewsky works as a neurologist. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zyznewsky takes.
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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.