We found 4 neurologists who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.

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George B. Creel MD
Specializes in Neurology
average rating 2.83 stars (12 ratings)
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; #210
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. George Creel is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Killeen, TX and Temple, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Creel include sleep disorders, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases). Dr. Creel takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Creel completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, Dr. Creel speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Electromyography, Sleep Disorders, Radiculopathy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Mazen Alkahwaji Almidani MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Mazen Almidani is a specialist in pediatric neurology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Peoria. Dr. Almidani has received professional recognition including the following: Neurology Resident Teaching Award and Patient Satisfaction Award. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Specializes in Neurology
average rating 4.65 stars (10 ratings)
2103 S Clear Creek Road; Suite 106
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Hector Colon practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Killeen, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Colon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colon takes.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine, Neurology
average rating 4.37 stars (2 ratings)
2301 S Clear Creek Road; #106
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Karthikeyani Kathiresan's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, 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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