We found 6 neurologists who accept Health Net EPO near Sacramento, CA.
Dr. Edwin Cruz sees patients in Sacramento, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Filipino. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Cruz honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers.
Dr. A. Ehyai specializes in 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. Dr. Ehyai is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). Dr. Ehyai has an open panel.
Dr. Lucian Maidan is a vascular neurology specialist in Sacramento, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maidan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage.
Dr. Vladimir Rafanov works as a neurologist. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Health Net, Western Health Advantage, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rafanov studied medicine at Second Moscow State Medical Institute.
Dr. Robert Dias is a medical specialist in neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and sleep medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Dr. Alan Shatzel practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Shatzel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Shatzel 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.