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 areas of specialization are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Hoerth include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Dr. Hoerth is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. 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 specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, kyphosis, and lumbar stenosis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending 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 specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). In his practice, he is particularly interested in parkinson's disease and epilepsy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aminoff accepts. He is a graduate of the University of London. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 works as a neurophysiologist and neurologist in San Francisco, CA. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school 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 practices neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in San Francisco, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pauxtis attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Bellevue Hospital Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pauxtis is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pauxtis takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is neurophysiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Cilio include epilepsy. Dr. Cilio takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Cilio (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.