We found 5 neurologists who accept AARP near Modesto, CA.
Dr. Patrick Gainey's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gainey attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Lorenzo Aguilar's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Aguilar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Aguilar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese.
Dr. Jeffrey Levin is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Modesto, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: parkinson's disease, aging, and sleep problems. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Levin an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Levin is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Neurology, Dementia, Memory and aging disorders, Parkinson's disease, Sleep disorders
Dr. Bettina Harner practices neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She attended the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Harner's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is accepting new patients.
Dr. Alan Schaffert is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Schaffert is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include neurological disorders. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaffert attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schaffert trained at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Neurology, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Dementia, Electromyography / EMG, Epilepsy/seizure ... (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.