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We found 7 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Medicare near La Mesa, CA.

Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 305
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji practices facial plastic surgery. He is conversant in Arabic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaibaji include eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Jaibaji obtained his medical school training at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaibaji is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection, botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kaushal M Kulkarni, MD
Specializes in Neuro-Ophthalmology
7862 El Cajon Boulevard
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Kaushal Kulkarni's area of specialization is neuro-ophthalmology. Clinical interests for Dr. Kulkarni include nystagmus, diplopia (double vision), and thyroid problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at Georgetown University Hospital for his residency. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Kulkarni is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Nystagmus, Thyroid Problems, Intracranial Hypertension, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Headache, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Stuart Handler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2305
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Handler is a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Handler include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Handler's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Handler takes. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeremy Lee Hogan, MD
Specializes in Neurology
5525 Grossmont Center Drive
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Jeremy Hogan's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), parkinson's disease, and headache. He is affiliated with VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS) and Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Hogan is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Hogan's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Parkinson's Disease, Electroencephalography, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Er-Kai Gao, MD
Specializes in Neurology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 603
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Er-Kai Gao specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in La Mesa, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Gao speaks Mandarin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gao include nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Gao attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gao is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Back ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 307
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ahmad Mohammad, who practices in La Mesa, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at the University of Hamburg Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mohammad completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Mohammad's clinical interests include post-polio syndrome (PPS), attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and tourette syndrome. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mohammad (or staff) speaks German, French, and Pashto. Dr. Mohammad's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Yu Dennis Cheng, MD
Specializes in Neurology
8851 Center Drive; Suite 603
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Yu Cheng works as a neurologist in La Mesa, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), trigger point injections, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Cheng takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Cheng attended Jinan University for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

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What is Chemodenervation?

Chemodenervation is a type of treatment that stops unwanted or overactive sensations and movements. A very small dose of strong chemicals is injected into the affected nerve or muscle, blocking movement and pain in a small and specific area. Chemodenervation may use substances such as phenol or alcohol, but the most well-known agent is botulinum toxin, commonly in the form of Botox. Originally approved to treat wrinkles, Botox is now used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

Chemodenervation can be used to treat many different disorders that cause pain or unwanted movement. Some of these include:

  • Spasticity, or tight, stiff muscle movement
  • Cerebral palsy, which can cause exaggerated or uncontrolled movement
  • Dystonia, or cramping and involuntary motions
  • Migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Some kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica
  • Certain voice disorders
  • Excess salivation

Depending on the area being treated, a chemodenervation session may take only a few minutes or as long as an hour. In some cases, an ultrasound will be used to guide the injection to exactly the right spot. Although results may be felt immediately, it may take 5 to 7 days for full effect. Results usually last several months.