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

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Dr Jose Pizarro Otero MD
Specializes in Neurology, Sleep Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
401 N. Parsons Avenue; Suite 105
Brandon, FL

Dr. Jose Pizarro-Otero is a physician who specializes in general practice, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Pizarro-Otero speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), sleep apnea, and stroke. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Medical Group, and St. Joseph's Hospital - South. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Pizarro-Otero has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Attention Deficit Disorder, Stroke, Epilepsy, Seizures

Alamelu Murugappan MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
Average rating 2.5 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
413 West Robertson Street; Suite B
Brandon, FL

Dr. Alamelu Murugappan's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She studied medicine at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Thanjavur Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Murugappan completed a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. These areas are among her clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), seizure disorders, and dizziness. Dr. Murugappan's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. Murugappan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Tamil. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include South Bay Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

Mr Rafael Miguel Rodriguez MD
Specializes in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Neurology
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
401 N Parson Avenue; #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 attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. In Dr. Rodriguez's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in 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

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

Dr. Bhavik Gedia practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gedia graduated from Saba University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Gedia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital - North, BayCare Medical Group, and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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Dr Pravinchandra Zala MD
Specializes in Neurology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
500 Vonderburg Drive; Suite 314 West
Brandon, FL

Dr. Pravinchandra Zala works as a neurologist in Brandon, FL. His areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), seizure disorders, and migraine. 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. Before performing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Zala attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and M.P. Shah Medical College for medical school. Dr. Zala (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with South Florida Baptist Hospital and Brandon Regional Hospital.

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

Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1771 South Kings Avenue
Brandon, FL

Dr. Hassan Bitar's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Brandon, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bitar at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Bitar 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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