We found 6 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Gold near Evanston, IL.

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

Dr. Takijah Heard specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. In Dr. Heard's practice, she is particularly interested in epilepsy. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at Children's Hospital Boston and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. She has received the following distinction: Dean's Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Heard's practice is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurology. She is especially interested in neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo honors. Dr. Cirillo is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Cirillo trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. Her professional affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan.

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

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

Dr. Margaret Michelson sees patients in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Michelson trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Leslie Finkel is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Finkel is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5318 W Devon Av
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Olga Kozlova is a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL and Gurnee, IL. Dr. Kozlova studied medicine at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Naseeruddin Khan specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Khan is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Deccan College of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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.
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