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We found 5 neurologists who accept Cigna near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Patrick Joseoh Gainey, MD
Specializes in Neurology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Gainey's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Gainey average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gainey honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for his residency. Dr. Gainey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Dr. Bettina Pardo Harner, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Bettina Harner works as a neurosurgeon and neurologist in Modesto, CA. Dr. Harner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
803 Coffee Road; Suite 1
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Lorenzo Aguilar's specialty 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 obtained his medical school training at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguilar is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Neurology
1541 Florida Avenue; Suite 300
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Levin is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Modesto, CA. He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include parkinson's disease, aging, and sleep problems. Dr. Levin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Levin graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Problems, Parkinson's Disease, Dementia, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, Aging

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Specializes in Neurology
1325 Melrose Avenue; C
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Alan Schaffert is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in neurological disorders. Dr. Schaffert is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix. The average patient rating for Dr. Schaffert is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schaffert's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

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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.