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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 is a neurologist in Downey, CA. He has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mitri accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, Dr. Mitri (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Dr. Munther A Hijazin, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Munther Hijazin specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Hijazin performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Hijazin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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

Dr. Khalifa Mansour is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mansour takes. Dr. Mansour studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Cairo University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Mansour (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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

Dr. David Neer is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Neer's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Dane D Copeland, MD
Specializes in Neurology
10800 Paramount Boulevard; #102
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Dane Copeland is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Pico Rivera, CA and Downey, CA. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Copeland is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Prentice is a neurologist in Downey, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prentice is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Prentice (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Arabic, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Salvatore Danna's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Danna (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Patient reviews placed Dr. Danna at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Danna is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Fidel Santa Cruz works as a neurologist. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Santa Cruz is conversant in Spanish.

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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.