We found 5 neurologists who accept Cigna near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. Richard Ely Burgess, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Interventional Neuroradiology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Richard Burgess is a medical specialist in vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology. He attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Burgess trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Bassel Kazkaz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Bassel Kazkaz practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and New Lenox, IL. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kazkaz graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kazkaz trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. David G Ritacco, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. David Ritacco is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Ritacco attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurological disorders. Dr. Ritacco is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ritacco is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Malathi Shivaji Rao, DO
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Malathi Rao is a specialist in vascular neurology. She works in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL. She has a special interest in stroke and epilepsy. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Rao obtained her medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Stroke, Epilepsy

Dr. Alma R Bicknese, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL
 

Dr. Alma Bicknese works as a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Dr. Bicknese has indicated that her clinical interests include neurological disorders. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bicknese is 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, Brain Malformations, General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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What is Neurology?

Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:

  • motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
  • sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
  • nerve function
  • coordination and balance
  • changes in mood or behavior

A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.

Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:

  • medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
  • laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
  • physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)

Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.

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