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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 specializes in pediatric neurology. She has a special interest in neurological disorders. Dr. Brown is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Dr. Brown's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 pediatric neurologist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Oakland, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ferriero include spasticity and cerebral palsy. Dr. Ferriero takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. Dr. Ferriero is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Birnbaum's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Birnbaum's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Birnbaum speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Cerebral Palsy, Rett Syndrome, 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, who practices in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Shanahan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Shanahan is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rachel Kuperman's specialty is pediatric neurology. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Kuperman attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Kuperman has an open panel.

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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 neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Oakland, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Brentwood, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Gardner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gardner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Dermatomyositis, Headache, Mitochondrial Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Encephalopathy, Down Syndrome, ... (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. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mostajelean has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Dr. Mostajelean attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Katharine Meddles practices pediatric neurology. Dr. Meddles graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then she performed 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). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Meddles 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.