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About Dr. Miguel A Pappolla MD
Dr. Miguel A Pappolla has the following 5 specialties
A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.
Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.
In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.
- Pain Medicine
- Anatomic Pathology
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. Miguel A Pappolla has the following 8 expertise
- Alzheimer's Disease
- Back Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Spinal Disorders
- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
Dr. Miguel A Pappolla is Board Certified in 4 specialties
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Miguel A Pappolla - Posted on October 14th, 2015
I injured my back at the gym several weeks ago. I was in so much pain and decided to call St. michael Pain and spine clinic, referred by a friend. They gave me an appointment right away and my prescribed medecine was ready for pick up the same day as well. The staff was very friendly and Dr. Pappolla has great bedside manners. I will definitely be back for my next appointment. Highly recommended.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Miguel A Pappolla - Posted on September 16th, 2015
On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2011, 2009)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2013, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2015)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
University Of South Alabama Health System
Dr. Miguel A Pappolla Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TX Blue Advantage HMO
- BCBS TX BlueChoice
- BCBS TX HMO Blue Texas
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National HMO
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
Locations & DirectionsMIGUEL ANGEL PAPPOLLA MD, 2646 S Loop W Ste 106, Houston, TX
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