We found 5 neurologists who accept Cigna near New Lenox, IL.
Dr. Richard Burgess is a physician who specializes in vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Dr. Burgess graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.
Dr. Bassel Kazkaz specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kazkaz attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Kazkaz is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.
Dr. David Ritacco is a specialist in pediatric neurology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurological disorders. He is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Ritacco attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ritacco completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ritacco's practice is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Neurological Disorders
Dr. Malathi Rao's specialty is vascular neurology. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). Her areas of expertise include stroke and epilepsy. Dr. Rao honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.
Clinical interests: Stroke, Epilepsy
Dr. Alma Bicknese works as a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Arlington Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bicknese include neurological disorders. Dr. Bicknese is professionally affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, Coventry, and more. Dr. Bicknese graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Bicknese trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.
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.