We found 5 providers with an interest in memory disorders 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.
Relevant Interests: , Alzheimer's Disease, Huntington's Disease, Dementia
All 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.
Relevant Interests: , Alzheimer's Disease
All Interests: Migraine, Neuropathy, Electroencephalography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Back Pain, Alzheimer ... (Read more)
Dr. Paul Sovran, who practices in Kissimmee, FL, is a medical specialist in geriatrics (elderly care) and aerospace medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sovran include menopause, graves disease, and nosebleeds. The average patient rating for Dr. Sovran is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sovran honors Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Sovran's training includes a residency program at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center.
Relevant Interests: , Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia
All Interests: Graves Disease, Nosebleeds, Atrial Fibrillation, Dizziness, Incontinence, Neck Pain, Bladder Problem ... (Read more)
Dr. Yassar Chakfe practices neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Chakfe average 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Chakfe include brain aneurysm, migraine, and myasthenia gravis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Osceola Regional Medical Center and Orlando Health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Chakfe attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Chakfe (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.
Relevant Interests: , Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia
All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Work Injuries, Lower Back Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Sleep Apnea, Dem ... (Read more)
Dr. Conrado Talampas' specialty is general internal medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Talampas include depression, heart problems, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is professionally affiliated with Osceola Regional Medical Center. Dr. Talampas 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. Dr. Talampas graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then he performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital. He speaks Filipino.
Relevant Interests: , Dementia
All Interests: Depression, Restless Leg Syndrome, Bone Marrow Exam, Immunization, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Uri ... (Read more)
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.
Geriatrics is the subspecialty of internal medicine that provides primary care to older adults. Physical health tends to decline with age, and geriatricians work to manage such age-related concerns as chronic illness, frailty, multiple medications, and declining mental health to keep seniors as active and independent as possible.
Some of the most common concerns seen by a geriatrician include:
- Mobility issues, including the need for canes and walkers, as well as preventing falls
- Osteoporosis, a weakening of the bones, which affects as many as a quarter of all men and half of all women over fifty
- Loss of hearing or vision
- Incontinence, or the inability to control one’s bladder
- Memory loss, including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
A geriatrician may also provide their patients with comprehensive care that includes checking on their social health. Seniors are at increased risk for poverty, loneliness, abuse, and injuries in the home. As part of their health care, a geriatrician may inquire about family support, living conditions, or the ability of a patient to perform daily self-care tasks.
In some cases, a geriatrician may serve as an advisor to other physicians on a specific case or condition. However, most of the time geriatrics is a primary care specialty, and geriatricians provide routine health care to the older patients they work with.