We found 4 neurologists who accept Aetna Signature Administrators near Santa Cruz, CA.

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Dr. Josh P Novic, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; #d
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Josh Novic's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Novic attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Novic (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Dutch. Dr. Novic's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Nerve Conduction Studies, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Gansaeuer, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gansaeuer sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Gansaeuer attended the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Gansaeuer is especially interested in peripheral neuropathy, stroke, and neurological disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gansaeuer (or staff) speaks German and French. Dr. Gansaeuer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian T Brunelli, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; #d
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Brian Brunelli specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Brunelli obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Brunelli is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brunelli takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Myasthenia Gravis, Evoked Potential Test, Nerve Conduction Studies, ... (Read more)

Dr. Grant Andrew De La Motte, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite D
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Grant Delamotte is a specialist in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Delamotte's areas of expertise include neurological disorders. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delamotte honors. Dr. Delamotte's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Spine Problems, Stroke, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

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What is Neurology?

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.

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