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Dr. Leigh Maria Kristi Galila Ramos-Platt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
4650 Sunset Boulevard; Ms #82
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Leigh Maria Ramos-Platt works as a pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She takes Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramos-Platt has received the following distinction: Pasadena Magazine's Top Docs list. Dr. Ramos-Platt is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Evoked Potential Test, Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Michael Clark Graves, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Michael Graves' areas of specialization are neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include peripheral neuropathy, post-polio syndrome (PPS), and thoracic outlet syndrome. Dr. Graves is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Graves graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Post-Polio Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramzi Ben-Youssef, MD
Specializes in Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Ramzi Ben-Youssef is a spinal cord injury specialist and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ben-Youssef (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. He is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He accepts Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology, Addiction Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Sleep Medicine
255 S Grand Avenue; Suite 2403
Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Neil Butani's specialties are interventional pain medicine, neurophysiology, and addiction medicine. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. He attended medical school at 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.
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