We found 6 neurologists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near Escondido, CA.
Dr. Michelle Sahagian's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sahagian's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sahagian is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
Dr. Mark Nespeca practices pediatric neurology in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Nespeca graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nespeca trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Nespeca has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
Dr. Jennifer Friedman's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. She is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
Dr. John Crawford's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crawford accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Crawford is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
Dr. Sonya Wang is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She works in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. Dr. Wang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Floating Hospital for Children. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
Dr. Michael Zimbric is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Zimbric accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.
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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.