We found 4 neurologists who accept Health Net HMO near Palm Springs, CA.
Dr. Luis Arangua is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and neuroradiology. Dr. Arangua speaks Spanish. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Arangua attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.
Dr. Esmaeil Sebti specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Yucca Valley, CA and Palm Springs, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Sebti graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sebti speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.
Dr. Muhammad Taqi is a vascular neurology specialist in Newbury Park, CA and Palm Springs, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Taqi honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Blue Shield. Dr. Taqi graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Taqi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.
Dr. Meko Porter is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Bermuda Dunes, CA and Palm Springs, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Porter attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Porter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as 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.