We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Brandon, FL.

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Dr. Jose P Pizarro Otero, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
401 N. Parsons Avenue; Suite 105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero specializes in general practice, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine and practices in Riverview, FL. He has a special interest in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pizarro-Otero attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pizarro-Otero's hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Miguel Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
401 North Parsons Avenue; Suite 105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Rafael Rodriguez specializes in electrodiagnostic medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Brandon, FL and Tampa, FL. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include BayCare Physician Partners, Brandon Regional Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Nerve Conduction Studies, Back Pain, Headache, Peripheral Neuropathy

Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
413 West Robertson Street; Suite B
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Alamelu Murugappan practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Murugappan's clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), seizure disorders, and dizziness. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Thanjavur Medical College and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. Dr. Murugappan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Tamil. Dr. Murugappan is professionally affiliated with South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Dementia, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Memory Disorders, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Pravinchandra M Zala, MD
Specializes in Neurology
500 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 314 W
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Pravinchandra Zala specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Brandon, FL. Dr. Zala's areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), seizure disorders, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Zala (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, Multiple ... (Read more)

Dr. Bhavik L Gedia, MD
Specializes in Neurology
401 North Parsons Avenue; Suite 105
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Bhavik Gedia's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gedia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Gedia is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. He trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Gedia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
1771 South Kings Avenue
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hassan Bitar is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Brandon, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Bitar is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Bitar graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Brandon Regional Hospital.

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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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