We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Greenbrae, CA.
Dr. Max Duncan's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan include neurological disorders. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Duncan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Botox Injection, Dizziness, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Traumatic ... (Read more)
Dr. Ilkcan Cokgor practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Cokgor (or staff) speaks Turkish. In addition, she offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. She has a special interest in neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Cokgor is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. She has received professional recognition including the following:  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurorehabilitation, Nerve ... (Read more)
Dr. Smriti Wagle is a neurologist. She studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Wagle completed residency programs at Botsford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wagle is affiliated with Sutter Health. She is not currently accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Dizziness, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)
Dr. Jessica Litwin specializes in pediatric neurology and sleep medicine and practices in Greenbrae, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. She attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Litwin include concussion. Dr. Litwin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Litwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Concussion
Dr. Elysa Marco is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. Dr. Marco is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Marco accepts. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish.
Dr. Sandra Shefrin is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Mill Valley, CA. She studied medicine at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shefrin completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shefrin accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shefrin include: Marin General Hospital, Chief of Neurology, 2009-present and  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. She has an open panel.
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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.