We found 5 providers with an interest in multiple sclerosis and who accept BlueOptions near New Port Richey, FL.

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Dr. Thondikulam Ananthanarayanan Subramanian, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Thondikulam Subramanian's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kilpauk Medical College, Madras Medical College, and Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Subramanian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Subramanian is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Dr. Qin Gu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Qin Gu is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Hudson, FL, New Port Richey, FL, and Brooksville, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sleep apnea, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headache. Dr. Gu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Second Military Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Gu is conversant in Chinese. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Dr. Siddharth H Shah, MD
Specializes in Neurology
4762 Rowan Road
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Siddharth Shah works as a neurologist. Dr. Shah attended Grant Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital. His areas of expertise include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Shah is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, and Medical Center of Trinity.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

All Interests: Dizziness, Neuromuscular Disorders, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, ... (Read more)

Dr. David William Malka, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. David Malka is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Clinical interests for Dr. Malka include trigger point injections, cancer, and pain. Dr. Malka's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Malka (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Malka's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point.

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Dr. Indira K Umamaheswaran, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5622 Marine Parkway; Suite 21
New Port Richey, FL
 

Dr. Indira Umamaheswaran is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Hudson, FL, Brooksville, FL, and New Port Richey, FL. Her areas of expertise include trigger point injections, cancer, and stroke. Dr. Umamaheswaran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville, Oak Hill Hospital, and Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Umamaheswaran obtained her medical school training at Calicut Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Umamaheswaran (or staff) is conversant in Tamil, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , multiple sclerosis (MS)

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What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that attacks the protective covering of nerves, causing communication issues between the brain and other parts of the body. The cause of MS is unknown, but some factors may raise a person’s risk of developing it. For example, if your parent or sibling has MS, or you have another autoimmune disease like type 1 diabetes, you may be more predisposed to getting MS than others.

Symptoms of MS vary widely from person to person. Common ones are weakness in the arm or leg, lack of balance, stiff muscles, fatigue, dizziness, partial or total vision loss, slurred speech, and issues with bowel and bladder function. While there is no cure for MS, treatments focus on the following:

  • Reducing attacks, which occur when nerves become inflamed (or swollen), causing new symptoms to arise or existing ones to worsen. Drugs like corticosteroids lessen inflammation and may help prevent attacks or limit their occurrence.
  • Slowing the development of the disease. Immunomodulators are medications that alter the body’s immune response. They may minimize nerve damage brought on by MS and thus decrease the rate at which it progresses.
  • Easing symptoms. Physical therapy can help with leg weakness and improve balance. Medicines like muscle relaxants may be prescribed to reduce muscle stiffness.
Living with MS can be a challenge, but due to advancements in medicine over the past few decades, the quality of life of people with MS has increased. Although the average life expectancy of those who have the disease is about five years lower than the rest of the population, this difference seems to be at a gradual but steady decline.

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