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We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Medicare Advantage near Palo Alto, CA.

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Dr. Sarah R Cheyette, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sarah Cheyette's specialty is pediatric neurology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cheyette include neurological disorders. Dr. Cheyette is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheyette is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Susy Shu-Hsin Jeng, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
730 Welch Road; Suite 206
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Susy Jeng practices pediatric neurology in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Jeng is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Christopher William Lee-Messer, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
730 Welch Road; Suite 206
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Lee-Messer is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Lee-Messer graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lee-Messer's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Cynthia Jane Campen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
730 Welch Road; Suite 206
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Campen is a pediatric neurologist and neuro-oncologist in Stanford, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Campen graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Campen welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Katherine Mercelia Mackenzie, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
730 Welch Road; 2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Katherine Mackenzie specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in San Francisco, CA and Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Mackenzie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. She has an open panel.

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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.