We found 6 neurologists who accept Anthem near Poway, CA.
Dr. Patrick Huott is a San Diego, CA physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: post-polio syndrome (PPS), nerve conduction studies (NCS), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Huott is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Huott has an open panel.
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Dr. Scott Riedler sees patients in San Diego, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: nerve conduction studies (NCS), multiple sclerosis (MS), and parkinson's disease. He is affiliated with Sharp Rees-Stealy. Dr. Riedler attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Riedler is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Alzheimer's disease, Head Injury, Headache, Ataxia, Electroencephalogram (EEG), Epilepsy, Multiple ... (Read more)
Dr. Chunyang Wang, who practices in Carlsbad, CA and Poway, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang has an open panel. After completing medical school at Harbin Medical University, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital.
Clinical interests: Clinical Neurophysiology, Neurology
Dr. Richard Schumann practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Schumann honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Poudre Valley Hospital and Medical Center of the Rockies.
Dr. Shafi Khalid practices interventional pain medicine, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and geriatrics (elderly care). Dr. Khalid accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Mymensingh Medical College and then he performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Gilbert Ho is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Ho takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Ho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese.
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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.