We found 6 neurologists who accept Health Net EPO near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Edwin Cruz is a neurologist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Cruz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.
Dr. Lucian Maidan's medical specialty is vascular neurology. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Maidan is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more.
Dr. A. Ehyai practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Ehyai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Ehyai performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.
Dr. Vladimir Rafanov's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Health Net, Western Health Advantage, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rafanov is a graduate of Second Moscow State Medical Institute.
Dr. Robert Dias specializes in neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine and practices in Sacramento, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dias honors. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Alan Shatzel is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Sacramento, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Shatzel has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Medical Group.
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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.