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

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

Dr. Esmaeil Sebti's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sebti honors. Dr. Sebti attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Sebti completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology
1180 N Indian Canyon Drive; El Mirador Building, Suite 214
Palm Springs, CA

Dr. Luis Arangua's areas of specialization are vascular neurology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology; he sees patients in Palm Springs, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Arangua accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more.

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

Dr. Meko Porter is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Porter completed her residency training at Cleveland Clinic. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. She is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center.

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

Dr. Muhammad Taqi is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Taqi is a graduate of Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Taqi (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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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.

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