We found 5 neurologists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near Escondido, CA.
Dr. Mark Nespeca is a pediatric neurology specialist in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Nespeca is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
Dr. Jennifer Friedman is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Friedman performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. John Crawford is a pediatric neurology and neuro-oncology specialist in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. Dr. Crawford is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. Sonya Wang is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Wang obtained her medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.
Dr. Michael Zimbric's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Zimbric is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.
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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.