We found 4 neurologists who accept Health Net HMO near Palm Springs, CA.
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Dr. Esmaeil Sebti, who practices in Yucca Valley, CA and Palm Springs, CA, is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Sebti is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sebti's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sebti has an open panel.
Dr. Luis Arangua is a vascular neurology, vascular & interventional radiology, and neuroradiology specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Arangua studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is conversant in Spanish.
Dr. Muhammad Taqi's area of specialization is vascular neurology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Taqi at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Taqi (or staff) speaks Urdu.
Dr. Tehmina Salahuddin is a specialist in vascular neurology and neurosurgery. She works in Palm Springs, CA. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.
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.