Turlock EMG & Neurology Inc

                                                Introducing Dr. Lin Ma         

“Neurology is almost like a detective novel,” says Dr. Lin Ma, MD of Turlock EMG & Neurology. ”Every patient is unique and it’s always a challenge.”

Dr. Ma recently joined the medical staff at
Emanuel Medical Center. She practices general neurology as well as specializes in a technique that uses EMGs to localize a nerve problem in this office.

“EMGs have existed for a full century but the technology is much better today,” Dr. Ma says. “It is a very helpful diagnostic technique. For example, if you have numbness in your hand, it could be from a pinched nerve at the wrist, the elbow, the shoulder or the neck. The EMG could assist  me in making the correct diagnosis. If you misdiagnose the problem and do unnecessary surgery, it will do more harm than good.”  EMG is conducted by Dr. Lin Ma at Turlock EMG & Neurology, usually lasting 30 min to 1 hr.

As a young woman, Dr. Ma had originally planned to study marine biology for her love of the ocean and the life that inhabits it. After her mother became seriously ill, she instead attended medical school, hoping that she could learn enough medicine to save her mother. In the last year of medical school, she attended grand rounds during a clinical rotation in neurology, and was so inspired by the experience that she decided to become a neurologist. 
Dr. Ma earned her medical doctor's degree at Beijing Medical University, a prominent medical school in China. She graduated in the top 5 percentile of her class.  She then came to the US to receive further training.  She interned in the Department of Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center in 1994. She completed a neurology residency and fellowship at Univ. of California Davis.

Dr. Ma was on staff at
Aurora Health Care Group in Wisconsin until 2008. Prior to that she was chief neurologist for Contra Costa County Medical Center in Martinez. She received "Teaching Excellency Award" in 1999. She also has worked as a staff neurologist at the David Grant USA Air Force Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base.  

Dr. Lin Ma has been licensed by the Medical Board of California since 1995. She is certified by the American Board of Neurology and by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.