We found 6 neurologists who accept Anthem near Poway, CA.

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Dr. Scott A Riedler, MD
Specializes in Neurology
16950 Via Tazon
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Scott Riedler's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Riedler's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Electromyography, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Electroencephalography, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick A Huott, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
10670 Wexford Street
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Huott practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Clinical interests: Post-Polio Syndrome, Headache, Electromyography, Botox Injection, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Neurology
15721 Pomerado Road
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Chunyang Wang works as a neurologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include neurological disorders. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. She attended Harbin Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Wang welcomes 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 is a neurologist. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 medicine, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and geriatrics (elderly care) specialist. Dr. Khalid obtained his medical school training at Mymensingh Medical College and performed his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Neurology
15644 Pomerado Road; 401
Poway, CA
 

Dr. Gilbert Ho sees patients in Poway, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Ho is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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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