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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's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoerth include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hoerth attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hoerth's professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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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's medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: peripheral neuropathy, kyphosis, and lumbar stenosis. Dr. Engstrom takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Engstrom completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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

Dr. Michael Aminoff is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, Dr. Aminoff focuses on parkinson's disease and epilepsy. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of London. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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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 medical specialty is neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kirsch accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Gregory Pauxtis sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Pauxtis average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pauxtis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Bellevue Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pauxtis welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Cilio (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. She has a special interest in epilepsy. She is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cilio takes.

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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.