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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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Brown has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Brown's office for an appointment.

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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 pediatric neurology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Ferriero has a special interest in spasticity and cerebral palsy. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Ferriero graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her residency was performed 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. Dr. Ferriero is conversant in Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Brentwood, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Birnbaum graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Birnbaum is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He welcomes 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 medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Shanahan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Shanahan trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Kuperman's specialty is pediatric neurology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kuperman takes. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Kuperman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Kuperman's practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gardner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. 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 Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mostajelean specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology and practices in Brentwood, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. Dr. Mostajelean is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Katharine Meddles specializes in pediatric neurology. She attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency 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. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She welcomes new patients.

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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.