Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD

NeurologyMale

Dr. Cruz
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Mercy Medical Group

3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816

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(916) 733-3372

Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD is a Neurology Specialist in Sacramento, CA and has over 34 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Cruz has more experience with Epilepsy and Headache than other specialists in his area. He graduated from St Louis U, Baguio City medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities Mercy General Hospital and Mercy San Juan Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cruz to book an appointment.


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Hospital Highlight

Affiliated with Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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  • Practices at Top Hospital
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Experience
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Cruz

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Cruz treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Cruz treats other conditions, please contact the office at (916) 733-3372.

Epilepsy

Epilepsy specialists diagnose and treat spectrum of brain disorders that cause seizures due to an interruption of normal nerve activity in the brain.Compare with other Epilepsy specialists.

Dr. Cruz typically treats 92% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Seizure Disorders
EEG (Electroencephalogram)
Epilepsy
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

Dr. Cruz typically treats 81% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Headache
Migraine
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Cruz's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • 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 Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dystonia
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myoclonus
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberous Sclerosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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(916) 733-3372

Dr. Cruz accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Aetna PPO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Western Health Advantage

Dr. Cruz's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Cruz

2.5

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
6.666666666666667%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
60%
(9)
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What went well
  • Wait times (12)
  • Office environment (11)
  • Staff friendliness (11)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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I went to see doctor Cruz this morning for an extreme tremor disorder. also to discuss abnormalities found in an MRI of my brain recently. Upon arrival the staff was very nice. When I went in the room the assistant hadn't even taken my blood pressure yet when he came in. He said I'm going to ask you questions before she takes your blood pressure. That's fine so he started asking questions about previous doctors I had seen. That made sense and then he said I was there for seizures. I tried to explain to him I don't have seizures and tell him what I was there for but he cut me off. When I said can I finish he stood up told the nurse cancel the appointment and stormed out of the door. he is abusive does not care about his patients does not listen and seems to be in a hurry and acts like you are wasting his time. Do not go to him you will regret it
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I was referred to him for the possibility OF M. S. suspected by my two neurologists and a long history of the possibile illness. He was so abrupt and intimidating that I could barely speak! (RARE) He asked why I was there. I explained my symptoms and asked if he looked at my chart. He repeated, why are you here?! I said because I was referred to you and want to reach a definitive diagnosis. He said I don't know why you were referred to me! You've wasted my time and walked out in less than 5 min.
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I came to Dr. Cruz because I have partial seizures. I needed to change medications because after a time they don't work anymore. I wanted to know how to change to a different medication and he told me to just quit taking the medication. I went to his office because I was having symptoms. He told me I was hostile because I was crying. He said he doesn't know what I want from him because there's nothing that can be done for me. He said to go to an internist to see what's wrong with me.
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My fiance was admitted in the local hospital for seizures and strokes. She was terrified. After an extensive testing process we were told she was having Non epileptic seizures . We walked into DR. Cruz office for results of his test and he would not let us speak or answer any question. He would speak and we would listen. When my fiance started to cry because all she wanted was information he informed her(the patient) she was being unprofessional and showed us the door. Because she cried.
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JD Markell in Sacramento, CA – May 02, 2017
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Dr. Cruz has proven to be an exceptional neurologist. He is very proficient & professional with timely appointment. He and his staff have been very compassionate and helpful when it comes to navigating through the trials with my recent diagnosis.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Neurological healing is my profession. God is my healing partner, as I see myself as an extension of the Supreme Physician.

Specialties

  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2000
UC San Deigo
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1995
Iowa Methodist Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1987
St Louis U, Baguio City
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Tagalog

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cruz has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Cruz frequently treats Epilepsy and Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Cruz specializes.

Where is Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD's office located?

Dr. Cruz's office is located at 3000 Q St, Sacramento, CA 95816. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Edwin Cruz, MD speak?

Dr. Cruz speaks Tagalog and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Mercy Medical Group

Mercy Medical Group - Neurology3000 Q St Sacramento, CA 95816
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Mercy General Hospital

Sacramento, CA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

Mercy San Juan Medical Center

Carmichael, CA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)