We found 6 neurologists who accept Health Net EPO near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Edwin Cruz is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He speaks Filipino.
Dr. Lucian Maidan's specialty is vascular neurology. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maidan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. A. Ehyai's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehyai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehyai speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He is open to new patients.
Dr. Vladimir Rafanov's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Second Moscow State Medical Institute. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rafanov takes Health Net, Western Health Advantage, and Medicare insurance.
Dr. Robert Dias practices neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. Dr. Dias is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Alan Shatzel works as a neurologist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Shatzel has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is 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.