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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
(708) 684-5445

Dr. M. Katerji is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Katerji (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Katerji's areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Katerji an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: headaches, ADHD, epilepsy, ADD, ADHD child, Autism, Developmental delay, Epilepsy, Headache ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Carol Macmillan's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Before completing her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital, Dr. Macmillan attended medical school at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences. In her practice, Dr. Macmillan focuses on neurogenetic disorders, autism, and epilepsy. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Macmillan accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS).

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Clinical interests: Pediatric neurology, Autism, Pediatric epilepsy, Developmental delay, Neurogenetic disorders

Robert Terrell Egel MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
(708) 684-5445

Dr. Robert Egel practices pediatric neurology in Oak Lawn, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Lockport, IL. In his practice, Dr. Egel focuses on epilepsy. Dr. Egel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Egel has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
(708) 684-4354

Dr. Larry Desch's area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. Patient ratings for Dr. Desch average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Desch 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 works as a pediatric neurologist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.