We found 5 neurologists who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 near Kissimmee, FL.
Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Portillo is a neurologist in Kissimmee, FL and Orlando, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzales-Portillo include nystagmus, intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), and restless leg syndrome. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzales-Portillo takes. His education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gonzales-Portillo is affiliated with St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Osceola Regional Medical Center, and Orlando Health.
Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Nuclear Stress Test, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Nerve Block, My ... (Read more)
Dr. Nagalakshmana Nidadavolu's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Nidadavolu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nidadavolu include back pain, nerve conduction studies (NCS), and seizure disorders. Dr. Nidadavolu's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Cloud Regional Medical Center, Poinciana Medical Center, and Osceola Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at Siddhartha Medical College. Dr. Nidadavolu's training includes residency programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Back Pain, Alzheimer ... (Read more)
Dr. Stuart Farber specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Kissimmee, FL. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farber honors. Dr. Farber studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Tariq Irfan's areas of specialization are vascular neurology, neurophysiology, and sleep medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.
Dr. Ricardo Villalobos works as a neurologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.
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.