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We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Mesa, AZ.

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Dr. Jay David Cook, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
1432 S Dobson; Suite 304
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Jay Cook works as a pediatric neurologist in Mesa, AZ. Dr. Cook's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cook honors. His professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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Dr. Vesna Miloje Micic, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 403
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Vesna Micic is a pediatric neurology specialist. She completed her residency training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Texas Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Micic honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Serbian. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Pembroke, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Dr. Eric Vance Hastriter, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1432 S. Dobson Road; Suite 403
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Eric Hastriter works as a pediatric neurologist in Phoenix, AZ and Mesa, AZ. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Hastriter takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix and the University Health Systems, Pitt County Memorial Hospital, Dr. Hastriter attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite 403
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Jennifer Yuen, who practices in Mesa, AZ, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Yuen obtained her medical school training at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics. Her professional affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Dr. Jeremy Scott Timothy, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1432 S Dobson Road; Suite #403
Mesa, AZ
 

Dr. Jeremy Timothy is a specialist in pediatric neurology. He works in Mesa, AZ. Dr. Timothy honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Estrella Medical Center.

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What is Pediatric Neurology?

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal column, nerves, and muscles. It is what allows our brain and body to communicate with each other. Disorders of the nervous system are treated by a neurologist. When these disorders affect children or teens, they are treated by a pediatric or child neurologist.

Child neurologists have a special understanding of how the nervous system functions in a child’s growing body. Some neurological illnesses are rarely seen in adults, and others have symptoms that are different in children than in adults. Children’s developing brains and bodies can change quickly, and a pediatric neurologist is trained to quickly evaluate and manage symptoms before they cause future problems.

There is a very wide variety of disorders in pediatric neurology. Some issues, like seizures, are quite common, while others are very rare. A few examples of the problems treated by a child neurologist include:
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Neurological disorders that cause physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy
  • Developmental movement disorders, such as motor delays or low coordination
  • Hydrocephalus, or fluid in the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Social and behavioral disorders that originate in the brain, such as ADHD and autism (many, but not all pediatric neurologists offer this service)

To figure out what is happening in a patient’s nervous system, pediatric neurologists make frequent use of brain scans. These may be CT scans (computed tomography, which uses x-rays), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging, done with radio waves and magnets), or PET scans (positron emission tomography, which uses small amounts of radioactive material). In addition, child neurologists may use:
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Chromosomal testing
  • EEG (electroencephalogram, a test to measure electrical activity in the brain)
  • EMG (electromyography, tests to measure how well nerves and muscles work)
  • Developmental screening tests
  • Hearing and vision tests

It can be incredibly difficult for parents when their child is hurting or isn’t able to do things that other kids their age can do. A pediatric neurologist is a great resource to help kids with neurological disorders reach their full potential.