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Dr. Brian Brunelli, MD

Neurology ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Brunelli

Palo Alto Med Foundation - SC

1661 Soquel Dr Ste D Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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Dr. Brian Brunelli, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurology.


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(831) 460-6041

Dr. Brunelli accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Brunelli's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Trigeminal Neuralgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brunelli treats Trigeminal Neuralgia more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Brunelli treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Restless Leg Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brunelli treats Restless Leg Syndrome more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Brunelli treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Primary Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Secondary Restless Leg Syndrome
Gait Abnormality
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brunelli treats Gait Abnormality more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Brunelli treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Antalgic Gait
  • Myopathic Gait
  • Scissoring Gait
  • Spastic Gait
  • Steepage Gait

Dr. Brunelli's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Brian Brunelli, MD is a neurology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in neurology.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999

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Dr. Brunelli's Reviews

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4.3

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Today I accompanied my husband to his 6 month checkup with Dr. Brunelli and was prepared to take notes. Within a minute of greeting us, Dr. Brunelli made many important observations of the changes in my husband's neurological disorder and suggested adjustments in his medications. Noticing my notetaking efforts, he assured me that everything would be noted in the printed after visit summary. I must reveal that I value details and was impressed with this summary. No way to mess up on meds!
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I have seen several different neurologists since being diagnosed with PD and did not stay with them for various reasons. Dr. Brunelli is many notches above the others. He seems to be much more knowledgeable and thorough during examinations. His explanations are clear and to the point. His recommendations are reasonable. I'm happy to have finally found a doctor that I can trust.
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I have had migraine headaches for over 25 years... Dr. Brunelli is very understanding & very easy to talk to in trying to come up with anything to ease the discomfort & pain I go thru. He does not disreguard your concerns as some Dr.s do & he also listens & cares. It’s taken me alot of time & doctors to feel comfort... I appreciate him & his staff so much!!! I recommend they’re office as often as I can!
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I’ve been a patient of Dr Brunelli’s for many years. I’ve had chronic dizziness, and severe headaches since 2002. He has been very helpful in finding a proper use of prescription medications to help with my pain level as well as using Botox treatment’s which has increased my quality of life. He is very knowledgeable and listens to you. I would highly recommend him.
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I was referred to Dr. Brunelli by my PCP after I suddenly began having symptoms of neuropathy in my feet and lower legs - this was a little over a year ago. I've been seeing him since that time, and have developed a very high level of trust with him, finding a rare combination of competence, compassion, good judgment, openness, and decisiveness. He has helped me enormously in helping me cope with chronic pain and finding the best combination of treatments to make my condition bearable.
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