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 Downey, CA physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Mitri's average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he 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). In addition to English, Dr. Mitri (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Mitri is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Munther Hijazin is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hijazin honors. Dr. Hijazin (or staff) speaks 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, who practices in Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mansour honors. Dr. Mansour attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Cairo University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Mansour is affiliated with PIH Health.

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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). Patient ratings for Dr. Neer average 1.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Neer is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Neer trained at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Neer is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Copeland is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Specializes in Neurology
10916 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Prentice, who practices in Downey, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Prentice is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Prentice's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Prentice (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Italian.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Danna is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Danna is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Fidel Santa Cruz is a Huntington Park, CA physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Santa Cruz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. He speaks 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.

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