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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 the John M. O’Quinn Centennial Clinical Academic Scholar in Concussion Research and Care for Houston Methodist Concussion Center. He 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, Houston Rodeo 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 the Houston Methodist Academic Institute as well as adjunct associate professor at the University of Houston's Department of Psychology and Texas A&M School of Medicine. 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

90 Degree/Entrust
Aetna Affordable Health Choices
Aetna Choice POS / Open Choice
Aetna Common Spirit Health KelseyCare
Aetna Common Spirit Minimum Value Plan
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 Signature Administrators TX Annual Conf of UMC
Aetna Student Health
Aetna Transplant
Aetna Workers' Comp
All Saver/United Healthcare
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 Edge
Care Improvement Plus Medicare Advantage
CareWorks Workers' Comp
Cigna APWU
Cigna Allegiance Houston Methodist Employee Medical Plan
Cigna Allegiance OAP
Cigna Allegiance PPO
Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna EPO
Cigna Global Health Benefits (International)
Cigna Great West
Cigna HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage HMO
Cigna HealthSpring Medicare Advantage PPO
Cigna Indemnity
Cigna LocalPlus
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
Cigna SureFit
Community Health Choice Marketplace
Coventry PPO
DEVOTED HEALTH CORE GREATER HOUSTON HMO
DEVOTED HEALTH PRIME GREATER HOUSTON HMO
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 Choice PPO
Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus/Choice
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
Humana Natl POS Open Access
Humana POS & Preferred POS
Humana PPO & Preferred PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare Network PPO
Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
Imagine Health
Imagine Health GPA
Imagine Health Trustmark
Imagine Health/SISCO
Independent Medical Systems PPO (IMS)
Medica-UnitedHealthcare Choice Plus
Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
National Preferred Provider Network PPO (NPPN)
Olympus Managed Care (International)
Oscar Easy Care Medicare Advantage
PHCS Healthy Directions
PHCS PPO
Provider Select PPO
Reny Company Workers' Comp
TRS-ActiveCare 2 Group 385002
TRS-ActiveCare HD Group 385000
TRS-Care Medicare Advantage
TRS-Care Standard ALT A I Group 485002
TRS-Care Standard ALT A II Group 485003
TRS-Care Standard ALT B I Group 485005
TRS-Care Standard ALT B II Group 485006
TRS-Care Standard CMED Group 485001
TRS-Care Standard Group 485000
TexanPlus/Wellcare Medicare Advantage
Texas Monarch/Web TPA Student Accident Plan
Three Rivers Provider Network
UHC Dual Complete MCR
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 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
WellMed AARP Medicare Advantage Plan
WellMed AARP Medicare Complete
WellMed United Healthcare Dual Complete
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

BOARD CERTIFICATION
Neuropsychology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
MEDICAL SCHOOL
New York University School of Medicine | 1992
INTERNSHIP
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
FELLOWSHIP
Neuropsychology, Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
AFFILIATED HOSPITALS
  • Houston Methodist Hospital
CENTER MEMBERSHIP
  • Houston Methodist Neurological Institute

Languages

  • English
Languages listed are spoken by doctor and/or office staff.