We found 4 neurologists who accept Aetna Signature Administrators near Santa Cruz, CA.
Dr. Michael Gansaeuer, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gansaeuer include peripheral neuropathy, parkinson's disease, and stroke. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gansaeuer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gansaeuer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Gansaeuer (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory ... (Read more)
Dr. Josh Novic's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Novic's areas of expertise include neurological disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Novic at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Novic (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Dutch. Dr. Novic is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Brunelli is a neurologist. He is especially interested in neurological disorders. Dr. Brunelli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Brunelli is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Evoked Potential Test, Nerve Conduction Studies, Movement Disorders, Spine ... (Read more)
Dr. Grant Delamotte is a neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Delamotte a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delamotte include neurological disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Delamotte attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Delamotte is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Spine Problems, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)
Conditions / Treatments
Medicare Patient Ethnicity
Years Since Graduation
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.