We found 18 neurologists who accept Aetna QPOS near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Minal Jaysing Bhanushali, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Minal Bhanushali's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Bhanushali's education and training includes medical school at the University of Mumbai and Grant Medical College and residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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Dr. Chien-Ye Liu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Chien-Ye Liu's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests encompass neurological disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Liu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Neck Pain, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher William Lee-Messer, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
730 Welch Road; Suite 206
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Lee-Messer works as a pediatric neurologist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee-Messer takes. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Charlene Chen, MD
Specializes in Neurology
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Charlene Chen's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include neurological disorders. Dr. Chen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chen completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Stroke, Neurological Disorders, Transient Ischemic Attack, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah R Cheyette, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Cheyette is a pediatric neurology specialist in San Mateo, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cheyette include neurological disorders. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Cheyette is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cheyette's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Amy C Lee, MPH, MD
Specializes in Neurology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Amy Lee's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lee has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Lee is conversant in Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Nelli Boykoff, MD
Specializes in Neurology
300 Pasteur Drive; Stanford Medicine Residency Office, Grant S101
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Nelli Boykoff is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Boykoff has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Mayo Medical School, Dr. Boykoff completed her residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Boykoff speaks Russian.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Neurological Disorders, Botox Injection, Concussion, Pain Management

Dr. Ealon Joelson, MD
Specializes in Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Ealon Joelson's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Joelson has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in neurological disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Joelson obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Joelson is conversant in Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, Electromyography, ... (Read more)

Dr. David N Gershfield, MD
Specializes in Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. David Gershfield works as a neurologist in Palo Alto, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurological disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gershfield graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave Dr. Gershfield an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Neurological Disorders, Electromyography, Peripheral Neuropathy, Amyotrophic ... (Read more)

Dr. Leland Greenwald, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Neurology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Leland Greenwald sees patients in Mountain View, CA. His medical specialties are neurosurgery and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Greenwald has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Greenwald is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph R Lacy, MD
Specializes in Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Lacy specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lacy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, Dr. Lacy is not currently accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Lacy attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school.

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Dr. David Richard Chen, MD
Specializes in Neurology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. David Chen is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Philip H Wasserstein, MD
Specializes in Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Philip Wasserstein practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasserstein honors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wasserstein's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Mark M Saleh, MD
Specializes in Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, 3rd Level
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mark Saleh practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Palo Alto, CA. He is especially interested in neurological disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Saleh takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susy Shu-Hsin Jeng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
730 Welch Road; Suite 206
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susy Jeng's specialty is pediatric neurology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Jeng is conversant in Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Michael C Ke, MD
Specializes in Neurology
300 Pasteur Drive; Stanford Medicine Residency Office, Grant S101
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ke's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Ke is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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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