We found 4 providers with an interest in headache and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Willoughby, OH.
Dr. Marinela Turc-Convery's area of specialization is general internal medicine. Dr. Turc-Convery's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and depression. Dr. Turc-Convery's hospital/clinic affiliations include Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, and Lake Health. Dr. Turc-Convery honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara, Dr. Turc-Convery performed Dr. Turc-Convery's residency at Huron Hospital.
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All Interests: Depression, Female Incontinence, Men's Health Issues, Immunization, Down Syndrome, Neck Pain, Chroni ... (Read more)
Dr. Andrew Brobbey is an internist in Euclid, OH and Willoughby, OH. Dr. Brobbey's areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, thyroid problems, and female incontinence. His professional affiliations include Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brobbey is a graduate of the University of Ghana Medical School. He trained at Huron Hospital for his residency.
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All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Atrial Fibrillation, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colitis, Irri ... (Read more)
Dr. Emad Mikhail's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. Dr. Mikhail's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, cancer, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mikhail takes Coresource, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Cleveland Clinic, West Hospital, and Lake Health.
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All Interests: Psoriatic Arthritis, Neck Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Nerve Block, ... (Read more)
Dr. Matthew Keum is a Willoughby, OH physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Keum include nerve block, cervical (neck) spine problems, and sports health. He is affiliated with West Hospital and TriPoint Medical Center. Dr. Keum studied medicine at New York Medical College. Dr. Keum trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coresource, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.
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All Interests: Sports Health, Electrodiagnostic Testing, Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Shoulder Problems, Fi ... (Read more)
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Currently in medical care in the United States, there are four main primary care specialties: family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, and geriatrics. Internal medicine is primary care for adults, pediatrics is primary care for children and infants, and geriatrics is primary care for seniors. Family medicine, the broadest specialty, is primary care for all ages.
A family medicine physician is a medical ‘home base’ for patients. They treat all ages, all sexes, all organs, and all diseases. They can see every member of the family, from birth through old age. This allows family medicine doctors to develop long-term relationships with their patients and to understand how their patients’ role in the family affects their health. They can provide check-ups, immunizations, screening services, gynecological exams and obstetric care, routine health care, and health counseling. When more specialized care is needed, a family medicine doctor can refer their patients to appropriate specialists. They can become educators and advocates for their patients in the sometimes overwhelming health care system.
As health care changes in this country, family medicine is a growing specialty for families and individuals who are seeking more personalized health care and a more personal relationship with their physician.
A specialist in general internal medicine is often referred to as an “internist.” While internal medicine physicians also provide comprehensive care, they should not be confused with general practitioners or family medicine practitioners, both of which may provide pregnancy care, deliver babies, and treat children. An internal medicine doctor specializes only in the health care of adults.
With internal medicine, there is never an illness too big or too small. These physicians have exceptionally broad-based training, and they can care for patients in any condition -- from healthy to dealing with serious medical issues. Because their scope is so wide, internal medicine physicians can provide an excellent picture of overall health.
One of the unusual aspects of internal medicine is that physicians in this field often treat their patients for a very long time -- sometimes for life. They manage preventive care when their patients are well, and they become advocates and consultants when complex medical issues arise. Because internal medicine physicians tend to treat patients over a long period of time, they are an ideal choice to manage chronic illnesses.
There are a huge number of subspecialties within internal medicine, for example: cardiology (which deals with problems of the heart and blood vessels), nephrology (which deals with diseases of the kidneys), and hospice medicine (which tends to the special needs of patients at the end of life). General internal medicine is considered a subspecialty itself and refers to internists without another specific focus. General internists provide total, primary care for the whole body of adult patients, in sickness or in health.
A chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional that focuses on restricted movement or inflammation in the joints of the musculoskeletal system that may be putting pressure on the spinal column and nerves. These impingements, as they are known, are thought to affect the health of the entire body. Chiropractors use non-invasive techniques to adjust the restricted joints with the goal of reducing pain and increasing mobility. Chiropractic is generally categorized as alternative or complementary medicine.
Patients may see a chiropractor for any variety of complaint, but most commonly, they seek treatment for back pain, neck pain, headaches, or joint issues. Chiropractors are specially trained to examine the joints, bones, and muscles of the body and to notice misalignment, tenderness, or asymmetry. They also check their patients for range of motion, stability, and muscle tone. Chiropractors are trained in using imaging (such as xrays) and orthopedic or neurologic testing to gain a good understanding of the problems affecting their patients.
When joints have become restricted in their ability to move by injury or inflammation, a chiropractor may perform what is called an adjustment to try and restore motion. When applied to the vertebrae of the spine, this technique is called spinal manipulation. It involves the application of a small amount of force directly to the joint, either by hand or with chiropractic tools (such as a spring-loaded activator). This allows the joint to begin moving freely again, frees up nerve tissues that may have been caught by an inflamed joint, and increases blood flow, all of which encourage healing. When it comes to the spine specifically, the belief is that restoring its structural integrity reduces pressure on surrounding neurological tissues of the spinal column and nerve branches, which reduces pain and improves health.
Chiropractic is one of the fastest growing health specialties in the United States. It can often treat problems with pain and joint mobility effectively, without the use of surgery or medications. Because of this, it continues to gain in popularity.
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.