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We found 7 pediatric neurologists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Oakland, CA.

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Dr. Jonathan Harris Hecht, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Hecht works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Hecht takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Hecht is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Dr. Sheila D Jenkins, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
730 Palmera Court
Alameda, CA
 

Dr. Sheila Jenkins is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. She has a special interest in spasticity, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Jenkins is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity, Epilepsy

Dr. Donna M Ferriero, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Donna Ferriero is a pediatric neurology specialist in San Francisco, CA, Brentwood, CA, and Oakland, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Ferriero speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include spasticity and cerebral palsy. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Before performing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ferriero attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity

Dr. Daniel Charles Birnbaum, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Birnbaum practices pediatric neurology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Birnbaum's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Rett Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Tourette Syndrome, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Seizures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Robin Shanahan is a pediatric neurologist. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Shanahan attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Shanahan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
747 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mostajelean specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Mostajelean's medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
280 W Macarthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Griffin's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.