We found 7 neurologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Pomona, CA.
Dr. Habib Ismail is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Ismail average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ismail is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Ismail speaks Arabic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Fares Elghazi sees patients in Pomona, CA and Covina, CA. His medical specialties are neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Dr. Elghazi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and French. Before performing his residency at D.C. General Hospital and Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Elghazi attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Elghazi has an open panel.
Dr. Sadiq Altamimi is a physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Altamimi graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.
Dr. Faisal Qazi is a neurophysiologist and neurologist in Upland, CA and Pomona, CA. Dr. Qazi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Qazi is accepting new patients.
Dr. Mohsen Ali's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ali's education and training includes medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.
Dr. Bhupat Desai sees patients in Upland, CA and Pomona, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. Dr. Desai accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Desai (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. Adeel Popalzai's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He is open to new patients. Dr. Popalzai graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Popalzai (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.
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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.