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

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

Dr. Takijah Heard is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Boston and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. Dr. Heard has a special interest in epilepsy. Dr. Heard takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's Teaching Excellence Award(2013). She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She welcomes 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 is a pediatric neurology specialist in Chicago, IL, Northbrook, IL, and Lake Forest, IL. Dr. Cirillo's clinical interests include neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cirillo takes. She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. 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's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Khan takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Deccan College of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi.

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

Dr. Margaret Michelson practices pediatric neurology in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Michelson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Finkel honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She completed her residency training at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Finkel is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5318 W Devon Av
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Olga Kozlova is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Kozlova is a graduate of Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozlova honors. She is accepting 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.
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