We found 5 neurologists who accept Cigna near Modesto, CA.
Dr. Patrick Gainey's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Gainey is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gainey accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Lorenzo Aguilar practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Modesto, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. Dr. Aguilar's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Aguilar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Aguilar has an open panel.
Dr. Jeffrey Levin works as a neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Levin include parkinson's disease, aging, and sleep problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Levin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Levin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Central Valley Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Neurology, Dementia, Memory and aging disorders, Parkinson's disease, Sleep disorders
Dr. Bettina Harner's specialties are neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Harner 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. She is open to new patients.
Dr. Alan Schaffert is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Modesto, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Schaffert's practice, he is particularly interested in neurological disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schaffert welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.
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.