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We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Mohamed Ammar Katerji, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. M. Katerji practices pediatric neurology in Naperville, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. These areas are among his clinical interests: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. Dr. Katerji is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Katerji is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy

Dr. Carol J Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2850 W. 95th Street; Mary Potter Physicians Pavilion
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Carol Macmillan's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Macmillan's areas of expertise consist of neurogenetic disorders, autism, and epilepsy. She is affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at The Montreal Children's Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Neurogenetic Disorders, Autism, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Robert Terrell Egel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Robert Egel specializes in pediatric neurology. His clinical interests include epilepsy. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Egel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Larry Desch is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Desch average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Desch is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street; Christ Hosp., Department of Neurology
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Priti Singh's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Singh takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.