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We found 4 neuromuscular medicine providers near Los Angeles, CA.

Dr. Charles Eugene Imbus MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, Otology and Neurotology, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Pediatric Sleep Medicine
Los Angeles; CA

Dr. Charles Imbus is a rehabilitation physician, pediatric neurologist, and otologist and neurotologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Imbus's clinical interests encompass epilepsy and neurological disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Imbus takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pediatric Epilepsy, Pediatric Neurology

Michael Clark Graves MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neuromuscular Medicine
Los Angeles, CA
(310) 794-1195

Dr. Michael Graves specializes in neurophysiology, neuromuscular medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and thoracic outlet syndrome. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Graves is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Graves is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Electromyography (EMG), Guillain Barre Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Ste HCT 3000
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 442-5364

Dr. Ramzi Ben-Youssef is a physician who specializes in spinal cord injury medicine and neuromuscular medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Ben-Youssef (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neuromuscular Medicine, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
255 S Grand Avenue; Suite 2403
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 842-6345

Dr. Neil Butani is an interventional pain specialist, neurophysiologist, and psychiatrist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Butani is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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What is Neuromuscular Medicine?

Neuromuscular medicine can be broadly defined as a medical specialty devoted to disorders of nerves and muscles. It has some similarities to the specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation, in that it is concerned with how people move and function. It is also similar to the specialty of neurology because it has to do with disorders of the nervous system. However, neuromuscular medicine specifically deals with disorders in how the nerves interact with muscles. These disorders often require a level of knowledge greater than that of a general neurologist or physical medicine specialist.

Our nervous system is made up of two parts. The peripheral nervous system includes sensory nerves, nerves that move muscles, and the junctions between muscles and nerves. The central nervous system includes the brain and spinal cord. Neuromuscular medicine deals with disorders that occur specifically when the two parts of the nervous system do not connect or work well together. These disorders include:
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, sometimes known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Myasthenia gravis, a disorder where the muscles feel weak and fatigued
  • Ataxia, characterized by involuntary movements

Neuromuscular medicine specialists are usually knowledgeable about electrodiagnostic medicine, the use of electrical impulses to check nerve and muscle function. These tests play an important role in neuromuscular management. Neuromuscular medicine specialists also perform physical exams, diagnose their patients and manage their care, and provide medical counseling for those with life-altering illnesses.