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

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

Dr. Candida Brown is a Pleasant Hill, CA physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brown include neurological disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Brown is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Birnbaum's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Birnbaum is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Birnbaum is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Donna Ferriero is a pediatric neurologist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Oakland, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include spasticity and cerebral palsy. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ferriero attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Ferriero has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. 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: Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Kuperman's specialty is pediatric neurology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kuperman attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Kuperman's hospital/clinic 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: Dermatomyositis, Headache, Mitochondrial Disease, Down Syndrome, Hydrocephalus, Cerebral Palsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marisa Gardner's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Gardner attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ali Mostajelean is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist in Brentwood, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles for residency. Dr. Mostajelean is professionally 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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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Katharine Meddles is a pediatric neurology specialist in Brentwood, CA, Oakland, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and 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). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Meddles speaks Spanish. Dr. Meddles is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Robin Shanahan is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Shanahan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is accepting new patients.

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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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