We found 6 neurologists who accept Blue Shield HMO near Greenbrae, CA.
Dr. Max Duncan practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, Dr. Duncan focuses on neurological disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Duncan takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Duncan has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Duncan's practice is open to new patients.
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Dr. Ilkcan Cokgor's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Dr. Cokgor is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Dr. Cokgor's education and training includes medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following:  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Cokgor (or staff) is conversant in Turkish. She also offers language support for Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Cokgor is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Neck Pain, Hemorrhage, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Migraine, Myasthenia ... (Read more)
Dr. Smriti Wagle is a neurologist. Dr. Wagle attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Botsford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wagle include neurological disorders. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Wagle honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Health. She is not accepting new patients at this time.
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. She is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass concussion. Dr. Litwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Litwin performed her residency at North Shore University Hospital, Seattle Children's Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Litwin honors. Her practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Concussion
Dr. Elysa Marco's area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marco attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.
Dr. Sandra Shefrin's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Shefrin obtained her medical school training at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Medicine and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Marin General Hospital, Chief of Neurology, 2009-present and  Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.
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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.