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1 . resultDr. Rajan Hashumal Karnani MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

18419 Hwy; 18 Suite 1
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 946-0960

(rated an average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Rajan Karnani is a neurologist. Dr. Karnani attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Karnani (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Hindi.

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2 . resultDr. Marshall Jeffrey Handleman MD
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Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

14374 Borego Road; #912
Victorville, CA

Clinical interests: PSYCHIATRY

Dr. Marshall Handleman specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Handleman is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Handleman (or staff) speaks Lao and Thai.

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3 . resultEduardo Trejo Gallegos MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

18523 Corwin Road; Suite A
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 946-3876

(rated an average of 3 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Eduardo Gallegos is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Apple Valley, CA and Victorville, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Community Hospital of San Bernardino. Dr. Gallegos graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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4 . resultNoel Cuevas Bernales MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

15995 Tuscola Road; Suite 203
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 946-4004; (760) 242-2620

(rated an average of 4 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Noel Bernales is a specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Apple Valley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bernales's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Medicare insurance.

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5 . resultDr. Ravi Ashok Patel MBA, FACP, MD, FAHA
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Specializes in Vascular Neurology

15963 Quantico Road; Suite C
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 242-4810

Dr. Ravi Patel specializes in vascular neurology. He studied medicine at the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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6 . resultDr. Darshan Ashok Patel MD
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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

18031 US Highway; 18 Ste C
Apple Valley, CA

Dr. Darshan Patel's specialty is pediatric neurology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Randolph Hospital and the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Debrecen Medical School and Health Science Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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7 . resultPurnima Thakran MD, PHD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

18387 Hwy; 18 Ste 1 & 2
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 242-0111; (760) 255-4600

(rated an average of 2.1 in 26 ratings)

Dr. Purnima Thakran's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Thakran attended medical school at Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Thakran has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Thakran's patients. Dr. Thakran is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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8 . resultManmohan Nayyar MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

18523 Corwin Road; Suite A
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 946-3876

(rated an average of 3 in 4 ratings)

Dr. Manmohan Nayyar practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Apple Valley, CA. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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9 . resultDr. Veena Patel MBBS, MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)

7575 Spring Valley Lake Box
Victorville, CA
(760) 242-4810

Dr. Veena Patel practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of J.J.M. Medical College.

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10 . resultValerie R Herrington DO
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology

19167 Highway 18; #2
Apple Valley, CA
(760) 946-1837

(rated 1 in 1 rating)

Dr. Valerie Herrington's specialties are neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Herrington accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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