We found 6 neurologists who accept Anthem near Poway, CA.
Dr. Scott Riedler is a physician who specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Riedler is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Riedler's clinical interests: nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Riedler accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Riedler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
Clinical interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Electroencephalography, Nerve ... (Read more)
Dr. Patrick Huott's areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in San Diego, CA. Dr. Huott's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Huott include post-polio syndrome (PPS), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Huott's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's ... (Read more)
Dr. Chunyang Wang practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Carlsbad, CA and Poway, CA. In her practice, Dr. Wang focuses on neurological disorders. Dr. Wang accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She studied medicine at Harbin Medical University. Dr. Wang trained at Temple University Hospital for her residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Neurological Disorders
Dr. Richard Schumann practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Schumann attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.
Dr. Shafi Khalid is an interventional pain specialist, neurologist, and geriatrician in Poway, CA. Dr. Khalid takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Mymensingh Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center for residency.
Dr. Gilbert Ho works as a neurologist. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Ho studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers.
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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.