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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Takijah Heard is a pediatric neurology specialist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Her areas of expertise include epilepsy. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heard accepts. Dr. Heard is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Boston and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Heard has received the distinction of Dean's Teaching Excellence Award(2013). She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heard's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Melissa Lynn Cirillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5215 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Cirillo specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cirillo obtained her medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Headache, General Neurology, Movement Disorders, Muscle Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Naseeruddin Gulam Khan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
6501 N. Lincoln Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL
 

Dr. Naseeruddin Khan's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Deccan College of Medical Sciences. Dr. Khan's training includes residency programs at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Michelson is a pediatric neurology specialist. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Michelson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Finkel practices pediatric neurology in Glenview, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Finkel is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, she performed her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5318 W Devon Av
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Olga Kozlova practices pediatric neurology. Dr. Kozlova honors Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. 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.