We found 7 neurologists who accept Coventry Gold near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
514 E Pleasant Valley Boulevard; Suite #3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Ciceron Opida is a pain doctor and neurologist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Opida at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Neurology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Joseph Clark is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Altoona, PA and Huntingdon, PA. Dr. Clark has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with UPMC Altoona. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center for residency.

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Specializes in Neurology
1701 12th Avenue; Suite B3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Laurence Primack works as a neurologist in Altoona, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Altoona. Dr. Primack obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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Specializes in Neurology
2907 Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Kornel Lukacs is a neurologist in Altoona, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lukacs takes. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurology
1414 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Wen Ying Wu-Chen is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Wu-Chen graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Neurology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lipitz works as a neurologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Lipitz average 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipitz takes. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
1414 9th Avenue; Station Medical Center
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Zhenhui Li is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Li accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to 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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