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We found 4 neurologists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near Murrieta, CA.

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Dr. Michelle Lynn Burtscher, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
25485 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Michelle Sahagian specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Oceanside, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Sahagian completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Sahagian is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Jennifer Rebecca Friedman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
25485 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100 Mc 6017
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Friedman specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Friedman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. She is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. John Ross Crawford, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
25485 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100 Mc 6017
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. John Crawford practices pediatric neurology in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Crawford is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Sonya Grace Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
25485 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Sonya Wang specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology and practices in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Wang is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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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.