We found 8 neurologists who accept Silver Choice HSA 3000 - 4 with IVF near Waco, TX.

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

Dr. Ekokobe Fonkem's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Fonkem has received distinctions including 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. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Fonkem 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's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. His clinical interests encompass epilepsy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Clarke is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Clarke's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Research, Sickle Cell Disease, Laser Ablation, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (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 practices pediatric neurology in Fort Worth, TX, Waco, TX, and Denton, TX. Dr. Kelfer is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Fort Worth and Cook Children's Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Kelfer attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and Dartmouth Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mark Schwartze is a neurologist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Waco, TX. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Schwartze is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kokash include headache and epilepsy. Dr. Kokash accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Kokash performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Damascus. He speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Epilepsy

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

Dr. Joel Freitag sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Freitag graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Randy Gardell's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gardell's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Stephen Howlett is a neurologist in Waco, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Howlett average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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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