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 is a pediatric neurologist in Naperville, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. He is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. Dr. Katerji's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She works in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. She obtained her medical school training at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and performed her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. Dr. Macmillan's areas of expertise consist of neurogenetic disorders, autism, and epilepsy. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Macmillan is affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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

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

Dr. Larry Desch works as a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. Dr. Desch is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Robert Egel sees patients in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Lockport, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. 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 has a special interest in epilepsy. Dr. Egel accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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

Dr. Priti Singh's specialty is pediatric neurology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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.