Are you having back pain with any of the following?

  • Severe pain, weakness or tingling in your leg(s).
  • Difficulty stopping urination or loss of control of bladder or bowels.
  • Unexplained fever, nausea or vomiting.
  • A history of cancer or unexplained weight loss.

We understand that you are experiencing one or more of the health issues that might be impacting your back pain.

We recommend that you discuss these health issues with your doctor before proceeding with this program.

Once you are cleared by your doctor to do this program, we hope it helps you find relief from your back pain.

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Kevin Sawchuk, MD

Neurology

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My Offices

Walnut Creek Medical Center
Appt/Advice: 925-295-6953

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Professional

Background

A Neurology practice includes diagnosis of many long term conditions with imperfect treatment.  Even those with effective treatment can worsen over time.  With cures being elusive, it is very important that a person bring a “can-do” attitude and a willingness to stick with exercise and lifestyle changes to maximize their abilities over time.  I believe strongly in patient education, so an individual can take responsibility for his or her condition and maintain independence.  Often the things you do each day can make as big or bigger difference in your long tem function.

Credentials

Medical EducationLoma Linda University School of Medicine,
Loma Linda, CA
InternshipUC Los Angeles Medical Center,
Los Angeles, CA
ResidencyUniversity of Michigan Hospitals,
Ann Arbor, MI
FellowshipUniversity of Michigan Hospitals,
Ann Arbor, MI
Board CertificationNeurology,
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Hospital Admitting PrivilegesAntioch Medical Center
License
License Type
Status
State of Issue
G79812
Doctor of Medicine
09/30/2018 00:00:00
California

Other Information

Accepting New Patients StatusAccepting new patients, referral may be required
GenderMale
Languages SpokenEnglish
Interpreters are available upon request. Learn more at the Interpreter Services Information page
National Provider Identifier1447302252
Plan AffiliationProviders listed on the Kaiser Permanente Provider Directory are available to most members.
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Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Neurology    
  • California Medical Association    
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association

My Colleagues

There are 10 neurologists in our group which allows our group to offer special expertise in a variety of conditions.  Some have special interests and expertise in movement disorders, epilepsy, dementia, headache or stroke.  Our department also has special programs in dementia and headache.  Within Kaiser Permanente but not in the neurology department there are also programs that specialize in chronic pain and spine disorders.

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