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We found 3 neurologists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Merced, CA.

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Specializes in Neurology
750 W Olive Avenue; Suite 105
Merced, CA

Dr. Diana Hylton works as a neurologist. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hylton honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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Specializes in Neurology
315 Mercy Avenue; Suite 400
Merced, CA

Dr. Kin-Chung Chan is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. He is a graduate of National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Chan (or staff) speaks Mandarin, German, and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Neurology
315 Mercy Avenue; Suite 400
Merced, CA

Dr. Marco Lopez-Vizcarra is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lopez-Vizcarra honors Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at National University of San Agustin.

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What is Neurology?

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.