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Looking for a Neurologist? Use Our Guide to Find Experienced Neurologists

Sandeep Dhanyamraju MD
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Sandeep Dhanyamraju MD
Medically reviewed by Sandeep Dhanyamraju

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing neurological symptoms, it’s crucial to find a good neurologist. But how do you go about finding one? This article will outline tips on finding the right neurologist for you. Remember that not all neurologists are created equal, so it’s essential to do your research before making a decision.

Briefly speaking, start by asking your family and friends for recommendations, and then look online for reviews. Make sure to read up on the neurologist’s qualifications and experience and ask questions about their treatment philosophy. If you’re still not sure what neurologist is right for you, consult with your primary care physician. Ultimately, the most important thing is feeling comfortable with your decision and confident in your doctor’s abilities.

Who Is a Neurologist?

A neurologist is a medical doctor specializing in diagnosing and treating nervous system disorders. This includes: 

  • The brain.
  • Spinal cord.
  • Peripheral nerves. 

Neurologists may also be involved in research on new treatments for neurological disorders.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a neurological disorder, you may wonder how to find a good neurologist. There are many factors to consider when choosing a neurologist, such as an experience, location, and insurance coverage.


What to Pay Attention to?

When choosing an attending physician, you must ensure he is a professional. What determines the professionalism of a doctor? Here is a short list of what you should pay attention to when choosing a neurologist:

  • An experience.
  • Location.
  • Insurance.

A good neurologist spends time with patients to get to the bottom of what’s wrong and thoroughly explain the condition and its treatment. Most neurological diseases are complicated, and there are no quick fixes. It would be best if you had someone who can devote enough time to you and a support team that can respond to your questions.

The doctors for the nervous system should carefully examine the patient’s medical history and listen to all his medical information. Some of these diagnoses are esoteric, and a good neurologist pays close attention to detail, researching the case and taking the time to truly listen to your concerns before explaining the diagnosis and treatment plan. Developing those trusting relationships can help you receive the best possible care.

To assist your doctor, ensure all of your records are sent to the neurologist before your first appointment to avoid too many repeat tests and provide the complete picture. If you weren’t organized from the start, keep track of these things. Doctors will get what they need eventually, but bringing it with you on the first visit will expedite the process.

Making an initial diagnosis is also time-sensitive. If you suspect something is wrong, don’t settle for waiting six months. Many neurological practices try to see patients for two to three weeks, but this is not always possible due to the sheer volume of patients.

1. Experience

When looking for a neurologist, you will want to find someone with experience treating the type of condition you or your loved one has been diagnosed with. Ask about the number of patients with similar conditions treated by the neurologist. Also, find out if the neurologist is a member of any professional organizations related to your condition.

2. Location

Finding a neurologist who is conveniently located for you or your loved one is essential. Consider things like travel time and distance when making your decision.

3. Insurance coverage

Make sure to find out if your insurance plan covers the neurologist you are considering. If not, you may need to pay for services out of pocket.

Once you have considered these factors, you can look for specific neurologists in your area. You can ask your primary care physician for recommendations, search online, or look for referrals from friends or family members.

Finding a good neurologist is vital in getting the care you or your loved one needs. With some research, you can find someone who is experienced and conveniently locate for you.

tips to find good neurologist

Where Can I Find a Good Neurologist?

Finding a good doctor is not as difficult as it might seem. However, the specific location of your hospital can cause difficulty. If you live in a small town, your hospital may have one or two doctors who may not suit you. Or it may even happen that there may not be the necessary doctor in your city. In this case, you may need to travel to another city.

So, you can find a doctor:

  • By looking for reviews and discussions of neurologists in your city or in nearby cities. If your hospital has a website or app, you can view reviews or descriptions for each doctor.
  • Going to the hospital in person and consulting a doctor personally. This way, you can be sure whether a specialist is right for you or not.
  • Sign up for a private clinic and get a consultation there. This method is similar to the previous one. However, doctors’ approaches to patients in private clinics can differ significantly.

However, remember that you may have to make an appointment with several doctors to see if they are suitable. Also, you can best understand whether you have chosen a doctor or not, only some time after the treatment. Also, you will understand it through communication and comfort in the company of your doctor.

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What Questions to Ask to Find Professional Neurologists?

Here are some questions to ask when searching for a neurologist:

  • How long have you been in practice?
  • What is your experience with treating my particular condition?
  • Do you have any special training in my condition?
  • What are your treatment recommendations?
  • What are the risks and potential side effects of the recommended treatment?
  • What are my other treatment options?
  • Are you comfortable working with my other doctors (primary care physician, etc.)?
  • What are your office hours?
  • How do you communicate with patients (phone, email, etc.)?
  • What is your policy on prescriptions?
  • What is your policy on referrals to other specialists?
  • Do you accept my insurance?

Asking these questions will help you find a doctor for the nervous system who is best suited to treat your condition and who you feel comfortable working with.

Consider LoneStar Neurology as Your New Health Care Provider

We provide health care services for patients with neurological conditions. We offer a variety of services, such as:

We accept most insurance plans and are conveniently located in the Medical Center. Our specialists are committed to providing you with the best possible care. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Benefits of LoneStar Neurology:

  • We provide health care services for patients with neurological conditions.
  • We offer various services, such as diagnostic testing, treatment, and management, education, and support.
  • We accept most insurance plans and are conveniently located in the Medical Center.
  • Our specialists are committed to providing you with the best possible care.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

Bottom Line 

If you’re looking for a neurologist, it’s essential to find one who is experienced and can provide the care you need. There are many ways to find a good neurologist, including online directories, word-of-mouth recommendations, and referrals from your primary care doctor. Once you’ve found a few potential doctors, read reviews and check credentials to find the best fit for you.


  • What are the signs that you need to see a neurologist?

These are the six warning signs that you should see a neurologist:

– Headaches that are chronic or severe.

– Chronic pain.

– Feeling dizzy.

– Tingling or numbness.

– Movement issues.

– Memory issues or confusion.

  • Are all neurologists the same?

Some neurologists specialize in a field such as neurophysiology, pediatric neurology, epilepsy, vascular neurology, behavioral neurology, or others. One common misconception is that neurosurgeons are only brain surgeons.

  • Which neurologist is best?

The best neurologist is a specialist who has extensive experience, finds an approach to each patient, and brings results in treatment.

  • What qualities make a good neurologist?

There is the confidence that becoming a neurologist is no more or less difficult than becoming a doctor in any other specialty after graduating from medical school.

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Edward Medina
Edward Medina
15:34 30 Jun 22
Just such an amazing staff that makes you feel like part of their family. I’ve been going there for over 5 years now... and each visit I get the very best care and treatments that I have ever received in the 20+ years that I’ve been dealing with severe debilitating migraines. Since i started seeing them the number of my migraines has dropped from 15-20 a month to 2-3 every 3 month. I highly recommend them …they will change your life!read more
Daneisha Johnson
Daneisha Johnson
22:20 19 May 22
Dr. Askari was very kind and explained everything so I could understand. The other staff were nice as well. I would... have gave 5 stars but I was a little taken aback when I checked in and had to pay 600.00 upfront. I think that should have been discussed in a appointment confirmation call or email just so I could have been more
Jean Cooper
Jean Cooper
16:54 29 Apr 22
I love the office staff they are friendly and very helpful. Dr. JODIE is very caring and understanding to your needs... and wants to help you. I will go back. would recommend Dr. Dr. Jodie to other Patients in a heart beat. The team works well more
Linda M
Linda M
19:40 02 Apr 22
I was obviously stressed, needing to see a neurologist. The staff was so patient and Dr. Ansari was so kind. At one... point he told me to relax, we have time, when I was relaying my history of my condition. That helped ease my stress. I have seen 3 other neurologists and he was the only one who performed any assessment tests on my cognitive and physical skills. At one point I couldn't complete two assessments and got upset and cried. I was told, it's OK. That's why you're here. I was truly impressed, and super pleased with the whole experience!read more
Leslie Durham
Leslie Durham
15:05 01 Apr 22
I've been coming here for about 5 years. The staff are ALWAYS friendly and knowledgeable. The Doctors are the absolute... best!! Jodie Moore is always in such a great mood which is a plus when you are already stressed. Highly recommendedread more
Monica Del Bosque
Monica Del Bosque
14:13 25 Mar 22
Since my first post my thoughts have changed here. It's unfortunate. My doctor and PA were great, but the office staff... is horrible. They never call you back when they say they will, they misinform you, they cause you too much stress wondering what's going on, they don't keep you posted. They never answer the phone. At this point I've left four messages in the last week, and I have sent three messages. Twice from their portal and one direct email. No response. My appointment is on Monday morning at 8:30am, no confirmation on my insurance and what's going on. What the heck is going on, this is ridiculous!I've given up... the stress her office staff has put me through is just not worth it. You can do so much better, please clean house, either change out your office staff, or find a way for them to be more efficient please. You have to do something. This is not how you want to run your practice. It leaves a very bad impression on your more
Ron Buckholz
Ron Buckholz
23:32 23 Mar 22
I was actually pleasantly surprised with this visit! It took me a long time to get the appointment scheduled because no... one answers your phones EVER! After a month, I finally got in, and your staff was warm, friendly, and I was totally impressed! I feel like you will take care of my needs!read more
Steve Nabavi
Steve Nabavi
16:28 16 Mar 22
It was a nice visit. Happy staff doing all they can do to comfort the patients in a very calming environment. You ask... me they are earned a big gold star on the fridge. My only complaint they didn't give me any more
Katie Lewis
Katie Lewis
16:10 10 Feb 22
Had very positive appointments with Jodie and Dr. Sheth for my migraine care. Jodie was so fast with the injections and... has so much valuable info. I started to feel light headed during checkout and the staff was SO helpful—giving me a chair, water, and taking me into a private room until I felt better. Highly recommend this practice for migraine patients, they know what they’re doing!!read more
Joshua Martinez
Joshua Martinez
16:02 10 Dec 21
I was scheduled to be checked and just want to say that the staff was fantastic. They were kind and helpful. I was... asked many questions related to what was going on and not once did I feel as though I was being brushed off. The front desk staff was especially great in assisting me. I'm scheduled to go back for a mri and am glad that I'll be going more
Isabel Ivy
Isabel Ivy
21:42 03 Nov 21
I had such a good experience with Lone Star Neurology, Brent my MRI Tech was so awesome and made sure I was very... comfortable during the appointment. He gave me ear plugs, a pillow, leg support and blanket, easiest MRI ever lol 🤣 My 72 hour EEG nurse Amanda was also so awesome. She made sure I was take care of over the 3 days and took her time with the electrodes to make sure it was comfortable for me! Paige was also a huge help in answering all my questions when it came to my test results, and letting me know her honest opinions about how I should go forth with my more
Leslie Luce
Leslie Luce
17:37 20 Oct 21
The professionalism and want to help attitude of this office was present from the moment I contacted them. The follow... up and follow through as well as their willingness to find a way to schedule my dad was above and beyond. We visited two offices in the same day with the same experience. I am appreciative of this—we spend a lot of time with doctors and this was top notch start to more
robert Parker
robert Parker
16:38 16 Apr 21
I love going to this office. The staff is friendly and helpful. The doctor is great. I am getting the best... neurological tests and treatment I have ever had. The only reason I did not give them a 5 star rating is because it is impossible to reach a live person at the office to reschedule appointments. Every time I have tried to get through to the office it says all people are busy and I am sent to a voicemail. If they could get their phone answering fixed, I would give them a strong 5 more
MaryAnn Hornbaker
MaryAnn Hornbaker
00:26 25 Feb 21
Dr. Harney is an excellent Dr. I found him friendly , personable and thorough. I evidently am an unusual case. ... Therefore he spent a Hugh amount of time educating me. He even gave me literature to further explain my condition and how to follow up. This is something you rarely get from your doctors. So I am more than please with my doctor and his more
Roger Arguello
Roger Arguello
03:05 29 Jan 21
Always courteous, professional. The staff is very friendly and always work with you to find the best appointment time.... The care team has been great. Always taking the time to listen to your concerns and to find the best more
Margaret Rowland
Margaret Rowland
01:12 27 Jan 21
I have been a patient at Lone Star Neurology for several years. Now both my adult daughters also are patients there. I... love Jodie. She is always so prompt whether it is a teleamed call are a visit in the office. She takes the time to explain everything to me and answers all my questions. I am so blessed to have Jodie as my more
Susan Miller
Susan Miller
03:01 13 Jan 21
My husband had an accident 5 years ago and Lone Star Neurology has been such a blessing to us with my husbands care.... Jodie Moore is his provider and she is amazing! Jodie is very knowledgeable, caring, and thorough. She takes her time with you, making sure your needs are met and she is happy to answer any questions you may have. Lone Star Neurology’s patients are very lucky to have Jodie providing their care. Thank you Lone Star Neurology and especially Jodie for everything you have done for us. Jodie, you are the best!read more
Windalyn C
Windalyn C
01:32 09 Jan 21
Jodie is wonderful. She is very caring and knowledgeable. I have been to over a dozen neurologists, and none were able... to help me as much as they have here. Thanks!read more
Katie Kordel
Katie Kordel
00:40 09 Jan 21
Jodi Moore, nurse practitioner, is amazing. I have suffered from frequent, debilitating headaches for almost 20 years.... She has provided the best proactive and responsive care I have ever received. My quality of life has been greatly improved by her caring approach and tenacity in finding more
Ellie Natsis
Ellie Natsis
15:41 07 Jan 21
I have had the best experience at this neurologist's office! For over a year I have been receiving iv treatments here... each month and my nurse, Bobbie is beyond wonderful!! She's so attentive, knowledgeable, caring, and detail oriented. She makes an otherwise uncomfortable experience much more pleasant and definitely puts me at ease! She also helps me with my insurance,ordering this specialty medication and dealing with the ordering process which is no easy feat.Needless to say, she goes above a beyond in every way and I'm so grateful to this office and to Bobbie for all they do for me!read more
Matt Morris
Matt Morris
15:39 07 Jan 21
Let me start by saying that I have been coming here for years. Due to my autoimmune disease, I am in this office... once every three weeks for multiple hours at a time. The office is very clean and the staff very friendly. My only complaint would be there communication via phone. They aren't the best at responding if you leave a voicemail and expect a call back. I understand that this is prob just due to the sheer number of alls they receive daily. What I can say I like the best about the office are the people. Bobby who handles my infusions is great. I never have any issues with her setting up my infusions. She is very quick to reply to messages sent via text and if she were to leave then my whole opinion of the office may change. I also enjoy people like Matt, Lauren, and Jodi. I appreciate all that they do for me and without this team I'm not sure I would be as happy as I am to visit the office as frequently as I have to. Please ensure that these folks are recognized as they are what makes my visit to this office so tolerable :).read more
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