We found 4 neurologists who accept Aetna Signature Administrators near Santa Cruz, CA.

Showing 1-4 of 4
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Josh P Novic, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; #d
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Josh Novic works as a neurologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Novic is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Novic has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Novic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Dutch. Dr. Novic's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Novic's office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Brain Hemorrhage, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Gansaeuer, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gansaeuer is a neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: peripheral neuropathy, stroke, and neurological disorders. Dr. Gansaeuer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gansaeuer attended medical school at the University of Cologne Faculty of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Gansaeuer (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Stroke, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian T Brunelli, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; #d
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Brian Brunelli is a neurologist. Dr. Brunelli has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Brunelli is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Radiculopathy, Vagus Nerve Stimulation, Myasthenia Gravis, Evoked Potential Test, Nerve Conduction ... (Read more)

Dr. Grant Andrew De La Motte, MD
Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine, Neurology
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite D
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Grant Delamotte specializes in neuromuscular medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. He has a special interest in neurological disorders. Dr. Delamotte's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Delamotte is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Myasthenia Gravis, Dementia, Brain Hemorrhage, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Reviews

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.

Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.