Kenneth Podell, PhD

Neuropsychology

Houston Methodist Department of Neurology - Neuropsychology

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Kenneth Podell, PhD

Houston Methodist Department of Neurology - Neuropsychology

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About Me

Dr. Kenneth Podell is a board-certified neuropsychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of individuals who have sustained any type of brain injury or disease. He has particular expertise with sports-concussion, traumatic brain injury and dementia and serves as the director of the Houston Methodist Concussion Center while overseeing concussion care throughout Houston Methodist. Dr. Podell works extensively with professional, collegiate and high school athletes and serves as a concussion consultant for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros and Rice University. He also consults for more than 20 area high schools and middle schools and is a member of various national and collegiate concussion task forces and committees.

Dr. Podell is the director of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology where he performs general neuropsychological services and works extensively with dementia, psychiatric disorders, stroke, movement disorders and forensics.

Dr. Podell helps his patients maximize health and well-being by giving them the attention and individualized care they need to address their health concerns. He provides comprehensive evaluations addressing all aspects of his patients' medical, psychological and lifestyle needs. His patients are empowered to better health using a strong psychoeducational approach.

Dr. Podell is currently an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Houston's Department of Psychology. He maintains an active research laboratory and enjoys teaching.

Clinical Interests

Concussion
Attention Deficit Disorder
Brain Injury
Memory Problems
Neuro-Psychology
Neurodegenerative Disease

Accepted Insurance Plans

AARP Medicare Complete
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna EPO
Aetna HMO
Aetna Health Network
Aetna International
Aetna Managed Choice / Elect Choice
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
Aetna Meritain Health
Aetna Open Access
Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Aetna QPOS
Aetna Select
Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna Signature Administrators Allied Benefits
Aetna Signature Administrators CoreSource
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
Axis Global / Texas Monarch Student Accident Plan
Beech Street PPO
Best Doctors International
Blue Choice POS
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Federal Employee Plan
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional / Par Plan
Blue Edge
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
Cigna APWU
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus / Vantage
Cigna NALC
Cigna Network
Cigna Network Open Access
Cigna Open Access
Cigna Open Access Plus (OAP)
Cigna POS
Cigna PPO
Cigna Qualcare
Cigna Shared Administration OAP
Cigna Shared Administration PPO
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
Crown International
Erickson Advantage
Evolutions HealthCare PPO
First Health PPO
Galaxy Health Network PPO
GeoBlue
HAA Preferred Partners (International)
HealthSmart Accel PPO
HealthSmart PPO
HealthSmart Payors Organization
Humana HMO / EPO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Private Fee For Service
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana TRS-Care Medicare Advantage PPO Plan
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
HumanaNatl POS Open Access
Imagine Health ABC Home
Imagine Health CVS Health
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Interplan Health Group
MEDICARE ADVANTAGE : COVENTRY/FIRST HEALTH ADVANTRA
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
SmartCare PNM Resources
TexanPlus Medicare Advantage
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Medicare Chronic Complete
UHC Medicare Complete
UHC Medicare Solutions
UMR
US Family Health Plan
USA Managed Care PPO
United Health Integrated Services
United Healthcare Dual Complete
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
United Healthcare Nexus ACO
United Healthcare Plan of the River Valley
UnitedHealthOne
UnitedHealthcare Choice
UnitedHealthcare ChoicePlus
UnitedHealthcare Core
UnitedHealthcare Core Plus
UnitedHealthcare EPO
UnitedHealthcare Golden Rule
UnitedHealthcare HMO
UnitedHealthcare Navigate
UnitedHealthcare Navigate Plus
UnitedHealthcare Options PPO
UnitedHealthcare Oxford
UnitedHealthcare POS
UnitedHealthcare PPO
UnitedHealthcare Select / ERS
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
UnitedHealthcare West
WORKERS' COMP: CareWorks
Workers Comp-Beech Street
Workers' Comp: Corvel
Workers' Comp: Coventry / First Health

Insurance plans may change. Please verify your plan is accepted when scheduling an appointment.

Credentials

FELLOWSHIP
Neuropsychology
RESIDENCY
Medical College of Pennsylvania - Phildadelphia, PA
INTERNSHIP
Medical College of Pennsylvania - Phildadelphia, PA
BOARD CERTIFICATION
Neuropsychology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MEDICAL SCHOOL
New York University School of Medicine | 1992
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Neurological Institute
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