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Dr. Mark Peter Nespeca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Mark Nespeca is a pediatric neurologist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nespeca's 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. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Jennifer Rebecca Friedman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100 Mc 6004
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Friedman is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. Dr. Friedman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Friedman attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. John Ross Crawford, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100 Mc 6004
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. John Crawford works as a pediatric neurologist and neuro-oncologist. Dr. Crawford takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Sonya Grace Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
625 W. Citracado Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Sonya Wang, who practices in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Floating Hospital for Children, Dr. Wang attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Michael Richard Zimbric, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 W. Citracado Parkway.; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zimbric's specialty is pediatric neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Zimbric attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, 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.

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