We found 5 neurologists who accept Anthem near Poway, CA.

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Specializes in Other, Neurology
15721 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA

Dr. Chunyang Wang is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurological disorders. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Wang graduated from Harbin Medical University and then she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neurological Disorders

Specializes in Neurology
16776 Bernardo Center Drive; Suite 209
San Diego, CA

Dr. Richard Schumann's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Geriatrics
15725 Pomerado Road; Suite 105
Poway, CA

Dr. Shafi Khalid is an interventional pain specialist, neurologist, and geriatrician. He studied medicine at Mymensingh Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalid accepts.

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Specializes in Neurology
10670 Wexford Street
San Diego, CA

Dr. Patrick Huott practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in San Diego, CA. Dr. Huott's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology
15644 Pomerado Road; 401
Poway, CA

Dr. Gilbert Ho works as a neurologist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Ho (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese.

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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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