We found 9 neurologists who accept Bronze Choice HSA 6300 - 2 with IVF near Waco, TX.

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Dr. Patricia Sizemore Ritch, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Sleep Medicine
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 305
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Tricia Ritch is a pediatric neurology and sleep medicine specialist in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Ritch's clinical interests include sleep disorders. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders

Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem, DO
Specializes in Neurology
150 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Round Rock, TX, Temple, TX, and Waco, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Fonkem trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Fonkem has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Alumni of the year University of Wisconsin Fox Valley, Menasha WI; NIH-NMA Scholar of the year; and Resident Research of the Year Award, Dept of Neurology, Ohio State University. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Neurofibroma, Headache, Meningioma

Dr. Dave F Clarke, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
6101 Woodway Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Dave Clarke works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. His clinical interests encompass epilepsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Clarke obtained his medical school training at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Research, Sickle Cell Disease, Laser Ablation, Surgical Procedures, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Michael Kelfer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Suite 101 Office Bldg. Two
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Howard Kelfer is a pediatric neurology specialist in Fort Worth, TX, Waco, TX, and Denton, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Kelfer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth and Cook Children's Medical Center.

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Dr. George Mark Schwartze, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology
4601 N 19 Street
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Schwartze works as a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Waco, TX. Dr. Schwartze takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schwartze completed residency programs at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Dr. Fares A Kokash, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Fares Kokash's area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kokash's clinical interests encompass headache and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kokash accepts. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kokash completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. He speaks Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy

Specializes in Neurology
205 Woodhew Drive; Suite 110
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Joel Freitag's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Freitag takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
205 Woodhew Drive; Suite 110
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Randy Gardell sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Gardell's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurology
405 Londonderry Drive; Suite 301b
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Howlett is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Howlett's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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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