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We found 4 neurologists who accept Health Net HMO near Palm Springs, CA.

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Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Neuroradiology
1180 N. Indian Canyon Drive; 214 W
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Luis Arangua is a Palm Springs, CA physician who specializes in vascular & interventional radiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and neuroradiology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arangua is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Esmaeil Sebti, MD
Specializes in Neurology
265 N El Cielo Road; Suite A101
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Esmaeil Sebti practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Yucca Valley, CA and Palm Springs, CA. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Sebti obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sebti is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1150 N Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Muhammad Taqi's specialty is vascular neurology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taqi honors. Dr. Taqi studied medicine at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Taqi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Taqi is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Meko Yvette Porter, DO
Specializes in Neurology
275 N. El Cielo
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Meko Porter specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Porter honors. Dr. Porter studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center.

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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.