We found 7 neurologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Pomona, CA.
Dr. Habib Ismail specializes in pediatric neurology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ismail accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Ismail speaks Arabic.
Dr. Sadiq Altamimi is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Altamimi graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He speaks Arabic. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Mohsen Ali sees patients in San Dimas, CA and Upland, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Ali is conversant in Arabic. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Fares Elghazi is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine specialist in Pomona, CA and Covina, CA. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Elghazi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Elghazi attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Elghazi (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Faisal Qazi practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Qazi has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Qazi honors. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Qazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Bhupat Desai, who practices in Upland, CA and Pomona, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Desai (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Desai attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Adeel Popalzai sees patients in Arcadia, CA and Pomona, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Popalzai is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Popalzai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is open to new patients.
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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.