We found 5 neurologists who accept Cigna near New Lenox, IL.
Dr. Richard Burgess practices vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis, Dr. Burgess attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients.
Dr. Bassel Kazkaz's area of specialization is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kazkaz at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kazkaz accepts. He is accepting new patients.
Dr. David Ritacco is a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Ritacco attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ritacco trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. His clinical interests include neurological disorders. He 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 welcomes new patients.
Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Neurological Disorders
Dr. Malathi Rao is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in stroke and epilepsy. Dr. Rao is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Rao attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rao is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
Clinical interests: Stroke, Epilepsy
Dr. Alma Bicknese works as a pediatric neurologist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in neurological disorders. Dr. Bicknese is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Bicknese has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Headache, Brain Malformations, General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders
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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.