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About Dr. Howard Kelfer
Dr. Howard Kelfer, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Worth, TX. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Child Neurology and Neurology. Dr. Kelfer is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Southwest Fort Worth. Dr. Kelfer has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Howard Kelfer has the following 2 specialties
- Child Neurology
Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
Dr. Howard Kelfer has the following 8 expertise
- Cerebral Palsy
- Movement Disorders
- Primary Headache Disorders
- Seizure Disorders
- Tourette Syndrome
- Tuberous Sclerosis
Dr. Howard Kelfer has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Howard Kelfer is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Dr. Kelfer is a brilliant, caring , competent and kind physician. I pay out of network for my grandson to see him.
My son has complicated orthopedic and neurological needs. Dr Kelfer has been one of many doctors we have seen over the years. He is by far one of the most compassionate physcians. He has helped us in numerous ways. He even calls out of the blue to check on our son...We are lucky to have him at Cooks
Dr. Kelfer in my opinion was very patronizing. he qyuickly summed my daughter up to being a mental case because of her past history without really spending anytime to see what was wrong with her. In his expertise if she didn't have apparent epilepsy than she must be making it all up. My child was very ill and now we have found a good doctor that cared enough to look into it!!
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors (2012, 2013)
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise. Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® are specialists who are highly recommended by their peers and other healthcare professionals. The Castle Connolly research staff reviews both professional qualifications and professional reputation prior to Top Doctor status being awarded. This recognition identifies the top medical specialists throughout the country who possess a high level of medical skill and expertise.
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Dr. Kelfer is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Cook Children's Medical Center
Harris Methodist - Springwood
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
TX Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Baylor All St S
TX Health Arlington
TX Health Southwest Fw
Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center
41 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1976
New England Medical Center
Dr. Howard Kelfer accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- Humana Preferred PPO
Imagine Health - SmartCare
- Imagine Health SmartCare
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsCook Childrens Dodson Specialty Clinics, 1500 Cooper St, Fort Worth, TX
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