We found 5 neurologists who accept AARP near Modesto, CA.
Dr. Patrick Gainey is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gainey's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Gainey's practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Bettina Harner practices neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Modesto, CA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Harner graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. For her residency, Dr. Harner trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Harner has an open panel.
Dr. Jeffrey Levin is a neurologist in Modesto, CA. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Levin's practice, he is particularly interested in parkinson's disease, aging, and sleep problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Levin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.
Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, Aging
Dr. Lorenzo Aguilar's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Aguilar (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. For his residency, Dr. Aguilar trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Aguilar a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Alan Schaffert is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Modesto, CA. His areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schaffert at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. Dr. Schaffert's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
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.