We found 5 neurologists who accept AARP near Modesto, CA.
Dr. Patrick Gainey is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Modesto, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Gainey is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gainey's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Bettina Harner is a specialist in neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center and then she performed her residency 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 is open to new patients.
Dr. Lorenzo Aguilar's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Aguilar (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Aguilar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Jeffrey Levin works as a neurologist in Modesto, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Levin average 2.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: parkinson's disease, aging, and sleep problems. Dr. Levin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Levin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Modesto, CA. Dr. Schaffert's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schaffert include neurological disorders. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. Dr. Schaffert attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schaffert completed a residency program 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: 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.