We found 4 neurologists who accept Health Net HMO near Palm Springs, CA.
Dr. Esmaeil Sebti works as a neurologist in Yucca Valley, CA and Palm Springs, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Sebti is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sebti takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Sebti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. Luis Arangua is a vascular & interventional radiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and neuroradiology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Arangua attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.
Dr. Meko Porter is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Porter attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency.
Dr. Muhammad Taqi, who practices in Newbury Park, CA and Palm Springs, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Taqi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taqi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Taqi is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.
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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.