We found 4 neurologists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida MyBlue near Venice, FL.

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Dr. Tonya Marie Ditrapani Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 204
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Tonya Ditrapani Stephenson is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ditrapani Stephenson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Jullius I Ancheta, MD
Specializes in Neurology
517 Riviera Street; Suite A
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Jullius Ancheta is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Ancheta average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Allen M Lifton, MD
Specializes in Neurology
200 Capri Isles Boulevard; Suite 7d
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Allen Lifton is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lifton has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lifton honors. He is affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health.

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Dr. Enrico V Vintayen, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
600 Nokomis Avenue S; Suite 204
Venice, FL
 

Dr. Enrico Vintayen practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is professionally affiliated with Venice Regional Bayfront Health. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Vintayen 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.

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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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