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

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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 sees patients in Palm Springs, CA. His medical specialties are vascular neurology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Arangua attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Arangua speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Esmaeil Sebti is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Sebti speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. 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. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Muhammad Taqi is a specialist in vascular neurology. Dr. Taqi (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Taqi is a graduate of Dow Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Taqi takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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

Dr. Meko Porter's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. She obtained her medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Porter is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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