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

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

Dr. M. Katerji sees patients in Naperville, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. Patient ratings for Dr. Katerji average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katerji is in-network for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Katerji is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Wyler Children's Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He has an open panel.

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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 practices pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macmillan include neurogenetic disorders, autism, and epilepsy. Dr. Macmillan takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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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, who practices in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Lockport, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Egel include epilepsy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Egel takes. Dr. Egel obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Egel has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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

Dr. Larry Desch's specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Desch is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. She is in-network for 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.
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