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We found 6 neurophysiologists who accept Blue Shield of California near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Catherine Lomen-Hoerth Lomen-Hoerth, PhD, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
350 Parnassus Avenue; #500
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Hoerth sees patients in San Francisco, CA. Her medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In her practice, Dr. Hoerth focuses on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoerth accepts. Dr. Hoerth attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Dr. John Walter Engstrom, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Eighth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Engstrom is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, kyphosis, and lumbar stenosis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Engstrom's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Engstrom is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Disc Replacement, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower Back Problems, Peripheral Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Jeffrey Aminoff, ScD, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
400 Parnassus Avenue; # A-887
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Michael Aminoff practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In Dr. Aminoff's practice, he is particularly interested in parkinson's disease and epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Aminoff graduated from the University of London. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Heidi Kirsch's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kirsch studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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Dr. Gregory F Pauxtis, MD
Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
45 Castro Street; Suite 418
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Pauxtis is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Pauxtis's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pauxtis is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Bellevue Hospital Center.

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Dr. Maria Roberta Cilio, MD, PhD
Specializes in Neurophysiology
1825 Fourth Street; Fifth Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Maria Roberta Cilio is a neurophysiologist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cilio include epilepsy. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cilio studied medicine at Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Cilio (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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What is Neurophysiology?

Neurophysiologists are doctors who use tests to evaluate the function of the nervous system. They are able to record the electrical transmissions of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves in order to diagnose neurological diseases. A neurophysiologist may test for nerve and muscle conditions such as myasthenia gravis, demyelinating polyneuropathy, or ALS.

There are a number of tests that a neurophysiologist might use, depending on the part of the nervous system that is affected. Some of these include:
  • Nerve conduction studies, to show how well nerves are working
  • Electromyography, to show how well the muscles respond to signals from nerves
  • Electroencephalography (EEG), a test to measure brain activity (most often used to diagnose epilepsy)
  • Evoked potential studies, which measure electrical activity in the brain in response to a stimulus
  • Polysomnography, or a sleep study, which records brain activity and body functions during sleep

In addition, neurophysiologists are often called on to assist during brain or spinal cord surgery to monitor the health and function of the nervous system during the procedure.

After performing tests on the nervous system, neurophysiologists will offer their interpretation and opinion of the results to help make a diagnosis. They provide critical information to patients with serious neurological diseases.