Dr. Rodriguez is a kindhearted, experienced Neurologist who has been caring for his patients for over 20 years. He joins the practice after serving 16 years as the Chief of Service, Department of Neurology, Kaiser Medical Center Baldwin Park, California.
Dr. Rodriguez was born in Los Angeles, California and was raised locally here in Monterey Park, CA. He is bilingual being fluent in both English and Spanish. He attended High School in Downey, CA and subsequently graduated from the University of California at Irvine with Honors for Excellence in Neuroscience Research. Dr. Rodriguez then briefly attended Harvard University before becoming a school teacher. His commitment to educating inner city children brought him to St. Mary’s Elementary School in East Los Angeles where he served as the Sixth Grade Teacher. Dr. Rodriguez first matriculated into medical School at the University of California at Davis in northern California but wanting to comeback to southern California Dr. Rodriguez transferred into the University of Southern California School of Medicine where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. He subsequently completed an Internship in Internal Medicine and his Neurology Residency at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. Dr. Rodriguez also completed a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at USC School of Medicine. While in training Dr. Rodriguez continued his interests in neuroscience research and his work on auditory pathway changes in Alzheimer’s Disease was published in the ‘Green Journal’ of Neurology.
Dr. Rodriguez has held triple board-certification with the following boards: The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, The American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology, and The American Board of Electro Diagnostic Medicine. With over 20 years of experience Dr. Rodriguez is adept in handling a very broad spectrum of neurologic conditions. This would include epilepsy, stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, most movement disorders, CNS infections, spinal cord disease, peripheral nerve disease, multiple sclerosis, and headache syndromes.
Additionally, because of Dr. Rodriguez’s formal training he has performed more than 10,000 consultations and electrodiagnostic studies for conditions which afflict the peripheral nerves and muscles. Similarly, Dr. Rodriguez is an expert in using Botox injections for treatment of neurologic disease and in addiction to incorporating this treatment modality into his clinical practice he also instructs other providers on the use of this treatment. Maintaining a commitment to teaching and to giving back Dr. Rodriguez volunteers his time teaching medical students at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, teaching neurology residents and volunteering at the LA County/USC Medical Center.
Lettering in both baseball and soccer in high school, athletics has remained an import part of Dr. Rodriguez’s life. He is still an avid runner logging in several marathons and many half-marathons. Thus, a natural interest to Dr. Rodriguez is sports related neurologic conditions including caring for patients with sports related concussions. In the past Dr. Rodriguez has volunteered with Whittier College providing sideline evaluations at Whittier College Football games.
Dr. Rodriguez is a family man who is married to a Physician. Together they have three children. In addition to keeping active with his children’s activities Dr. Rodriguez also keeps active assisting with the Boy Scouts of America and with his church parish.