We found 4 neurologists who accept Health Net HMO near Palm Springs, CA.
Dr. Esmaeil Sebti is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Yucca Valley, CA and Palm Springs, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sebti average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sebti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Sebti trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for his residency. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He has an open panel.
Dr. Luis Arangua's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and neuroradiology; he sees patients in Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Arangua honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Arangua speaks Spanish.
Dr. Muhammad Taqi specializes in vascular neurology and practices in Newbury Park, CA and Palm Springs, CA. Dr. Taqi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Taqi attended medical school at Dow Medical College. Patient reviews placed Dr. Taqi at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield.
Dr. Meko Porter practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Bermuda Dunes, CA and Palm Springs, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Porter attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.