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

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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 specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and more. Dr. Lee-Messer welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lee-Messer attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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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 practices pediatric neurology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Cheyette has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Cheyette attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Cheyette speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Cheyette is open to 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 works as a pediatric neurologist. She is conversant in Mandarin. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Jeng attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Jeng is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in pediatric neurology and neuro-oncology. Dr. Campen attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Mackenzie is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.