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We found 8 neurologists who accept Humana near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Candida Mokos Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 306
Pleasant Hill, CA
 

Dr. Candida Brown's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include neurological disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Migraine, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Donna M Ferriero, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donna Ferriero is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Ferriero's clinical interests include spasticity and cerebral palsy. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Ferriero's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity

Dr. Daniel Charles Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Birnbaum practices pediatric neurology. Dr. Birnbaum studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Birnbaum honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Birnbaum's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Rett Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Robin Shanahan's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shanahan honors. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, Dr. Shanahan completed her residency training at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shanahan's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Kuperman's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Kuperman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kuperman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Headache, Mitochondrial Disease, Down Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatrics, Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Marisa Gardner is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Gardner performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gardner's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Headache, Mitochondrial Disease, Down Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mostajelean is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Mostajelean is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mostajelean trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Katharine Meddles sees patients in Brentwood, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Meddles's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at St. Louis Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meddles honors. Dr. Meddles has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy

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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.