We found 5 neurologists who accept Sharp Health Plan HMO near Escondido, CA.

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Dr. Mark Peter Nespeca, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Mark Nespeca sees patients in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Nespeca's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Jennifer Rebecca Friedman, MD
Specializes in Neurology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100 Mc 6004
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Friedman's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Sonya Grace Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
625 W. Citracado Avenue; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Sonya Wang is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. Her education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Floating Hospital for Children. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. Michael Richard Zimbric, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 W. Citracado Parkway.; Suite 100
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zimbric practices pediatric neurology in San Diego, CA and Escondido, CA. Dr. Zimbric graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego.

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Dr. John Ross Crawford, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
625 W. Citracado Parkway; Suite 100 Mc 6004
Escondido, CA
 

Dr. John Crawford sees patients in Escondido, CA, Murrieta, CA, and San Diego, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric neurology and neuro-oncology. He is affiliated with Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego. Dr. Crawford graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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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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