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We found 4 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Magellan Health Services near Davis, CA.

Dr. Monica Anne Lawry, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2030 Sutter Place; #2200
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Monica Lawry works as a dermatologist in Davis, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawry include nail issues, skin issues, and nail surgery. Dr. Lawry is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lawry trained at Henry Ford Hospital. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Herpes, Nail Surgery, Allergy Skin Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2030 Sutter Place; #1300
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Chow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Chow's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Chow attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Chow is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Myra Qi-Hua Hu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Myra Hu's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hu include neurological disorders. Dr. Hu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu honors. Dr. Hu has an open panel. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neerali S Bernard, DO
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Neerali Bernard is a neurologist in Davis, CA and Sacramento, CA. Dr. Bernard is especially interested in neurological disorders. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Bernard (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bernard's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory ... (Read more)

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What is Chemodenervation?

Chemodenervation is a type of treatment that stops unwanted or overactive sensations and movements. A very small dose of strong chemicals is injected into the affected nerve or muscle, blocking movement and pain in a small and specific area. Chemodenervation may use substances such as phenol or alcohol, but the most well-known agent is botulinum toxin, commonly in the form of Botox. Originally approved to treat wrinkles, Botox is now used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

Chemodenervation can be used to treat many different disorders that cause pain or unwanted movement. Some of these include:

  • Spasticity, or tight, stiff muscle movement
  • Cerebral palsy, which can cause exaggerated or uncontrolled movement
  • Dystonia, or cramping and involuntary motions
  • Migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Some kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica
  • Certain voice disorders
  • Excess salivation

Depending on the area being treated, a chemodenervation session may take only a few minutes or as long as an hour. In some cases, an ultrasound will be used to guide the injection to exactly the right spot. Although results may be felt immediately, it may take 5 to 7 days for full effect. Results usually last several months.