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 is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Her clinical interests encompass epilepsy. She takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Heard is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Heard has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's Teaching Excellence Award. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Cirillo has a special interest in neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo accepts. After attending Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 works as a pediatric neurologist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan 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 physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Michelson is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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

Dr. Leslie Finkel specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Finkel is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and 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. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, Humana Bronze, and more. Dr. Kozlova is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy.

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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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