We found 5 neurologists who accept AARP near Modesto, CA.
Dr. Patrick Gainey specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Modesto, CA. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gainey honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gainey's office for an appointment.
Dr. Bettina Harner is a neurosurgeon and neurologist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Harner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Her medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Harner's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.
Dr. Lorenzo Aguilar's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his professional training, Dr. Aguilar completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar accepts. Dr. Aguilar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Jeffrey Levin specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: parkinson's disease, aging, and sleep problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Levin is 2.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin takes. Dr. Levin attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, Aging
Dr. Alan Schaffert's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schaffert include neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Schaffert graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schaffert trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. The average patient rating for Dr. Schaffert is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schaffert accepts. Dr. Schaffert is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)
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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.