We found 8 neurologists who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Downey, CA.

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Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Antoine Mitri, who practices in Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Mitri an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Mitri (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Munther Hijazin is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Hijazin is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hijazin (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Neurology
8043 2nd Street; #105
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Khalifa Mansour practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Mansour is affiliated with PIH Health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Cairo University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Mansour attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Mansour speaks Arabic.

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Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Prentice specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Downey, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Prentice accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Prentice (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Italian.

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Dr. David Drew Neer, MD
Specializes in Neurology
3650 E South Street; Suite 108
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. David Neer specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Lakewood, CA. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Neer honors. Dr. Neer attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Neurology
10800 Paramount Boulevard; #102
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Dane Copeland, who practices in Pico Rivera, CA and Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Copeland attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. Dr. Copeland is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Neurology
8327 Davis Street; Suite 201
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Salvatore Danna is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Danna trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Danna takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Neurology
3100 E Florence Avenue; Suite #3
Huntington Park, CA
 

Dr. Fidel Santa Cruz specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Santa Cruz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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What is Neurology?

Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:

  • motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
  • sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
  • nerve function
  • coordination and balance
  • changes in mood or behavior

A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.

Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:

  • medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
  • laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
  • physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)

Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.