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Specializes in General Practice, Neurology
average rating 4.83 stars (3 ratings)
7005 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Francisco Esparza's specialties are general practice and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Bradenton, FL. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Esparza's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in General Practice, Neurology
average rating 2.47 stars (13 ratings)
7005 Cortez Road W
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Sanjay Yathiraj is a general practitioner and neurologist in Bradenton, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Yathiraj is a graduate of Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
average rating 4.47 stars (10 ratings)
3978 E State Road 64
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Norris' specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Norris is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.37 stars (4 ratings)
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 110
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Sinclair works as a neurologist in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Sinclair attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Ralph F. Gonzalez M.D.
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.37 stars (6 ratings)
200 3rd Avenue W; Suite 110
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Ralph Gonzalez's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
average rating 3.41 stars (6 ratings)
407 6th Avenue E
Bradenton, FL
 

Dr. Orlando Maldonado's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Maldonado is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maldonado takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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