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We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 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's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Katerji's clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. The average patient rating for Dr. Katerji is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. Before completing his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital, Dr. Katerji attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist Health Network (AHN). Dr. Katerji welcomes 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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She works in Chicago, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Naperville, IL. These areas are among her clinical interests: neurogenetic disorders, autism, and epilepsy. She is affiliated with Access Community Health Network (ACCESS). After attending McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Macmillan completed her residency training at The Montreal Children's Hospital. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Desch at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Robert Egel's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He has a special interest in epilepsy. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for residency. Dr. Egel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Egel has received the distinction of 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 is a pediatric neurology specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Dr. Singh takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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.