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Dr. Candida M Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
400 Taylor Boulevard; Suite 306
Pleasant Hill, CA

Dr. Candida Brown is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Brown completed her residency training at Moffitt Hospital, San Francisco. Her clinical interests include neurological disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Hydrocephalus, Spina Bifida, Vascular Problems, Migraine, Cerebral Palsy, Learning Disabilities, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurology
1981 N Broadway; Suite 248
Walnut Creek, CA

Dr. Timothy Wei's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wei is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Nanchang University. For his residency, Dr. Wei trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Wei is professionally affiliated with John Muir Physician Network.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Neurological Disorders

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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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