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