We found 5 neurologists who accept Cigna near New Lenox, IL.
Dr. Richard Burgess' areas of specialization are vascular neurology and interventional neuroradiology. Dr. Burgess is affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burgess accepts. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis.
Dr. David Ritacco specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Chicago, IL and New Lenox, IL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ritacco include neurological disorders. Dr. Ritacco takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. 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 is accepting new patients.
Clinical interests: Neurology of the newborn, head cooling for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy, Pediatric Neurology, ... (Read more)
Dr. Bassel Kazkaz sees patients in Winfield, IL, Geneva, IL, and New Lenox, IL. His medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kazkaz average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kazkaz graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Delnor Hospital.
Dr. Malathi Rao, who practices in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. In her practice, Dr. Rao focuses on stroke and epilepsy. She is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. She graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU) for residency. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.
Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Stroke
Dr. Alma Bicknese is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bicknese include neurological disorders. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bicknese honors. 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. She has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Bicknese is affiliated with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Clinical interests: Pediatric Neurology, Epilepsy, headache, general neurology, neurogenetics/congenital brain ... (Read more)
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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.