We found 4 providers with an interest in chemodenervation and who accept Aetna Affordable Health Choices near Davis, CA.

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Dr. Monica A Lawry, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
2030 Sutter Place; #2200
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Monica Lawry's area of specialization is dermatology (skin disorders). In her practice, she is particularly interested in skin issues. Dr. Lawry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and performed her residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Lawry is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Dermatomyositis, Athlete's Foot, Contact Dermatitis, Injectable Fillers, Herpes, Allergy Skin ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2030 Sutter Place; #1300
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chow's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chow is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Dysport injection, Botox injection, botulinum toxin injection

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Myra Qi-Hua Hu, MD
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Myra Hu's specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Hu's medical residency was performed at Jefferson University Hospitals. In her practice, Dr. Hu focuses on neurological disorders. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Cantonese. Dr. Hu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Botox injection

All Interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neerali Mukesh Bernard, DO
Specializes in Neurology
2030 Sutter Place; Suite 1000
Davis, CA
 

Dr. Neerali Bernard's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Bernard is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bernard trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Bernard (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Her practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dizziness, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory ... (Read more)

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What is Chemodenervation?

Chemodenervation is a type of treatment that stops unwanted or overactive sensations and movements. A very small dose of strong chemicals is injected into the affected nerve or muscle, blocking movement and pain in a small and specific area. Chemodenervation may use substances such as phenol or alcohol, but the most well-known agent is botulinum toxin, commonly in the form of Botox. Originally approved to treat wrinkles, Botox is now used to treat a wide variety of disorders.

Chemodenervation can be used to treat many different disorders that cause pain or unwanted movement. Some of these include:

  • Spasticity, or tight, stiff muscle movement
  • Cerebral palsy, which can cause exaggerated or uncontrolled movement
  • Dystonia, or cramping and involuntary motions
  • Migraine
  • Overactive bladder
  • Some kinds of chronic pain, including sciatica
  • Certain voice disorders
  • Excess salivation

Depending on the area being treated, a chemodenervation session may take only a few minutes or as long as an hour. In some cases, an ultrasound will be used to guide the injection to exactly the right spot. Although results may be felt immediately, it may take 5 to 7 days for full effect. Results usually last several months.

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