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We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Park Ridge, IL.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5318 W Devon Av
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Olga Kozlova practices pediatric neurology. Dr. Kozlova honors Humana HMO, Child Health Plus, and Humana Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1675 Dempster Street; 3rd Floor
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Farha Tokarz is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Tokarz accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1675 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Mohammad Ikramuddin is a pediatric neurologist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1675 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Luda Sorin's specialty is pediatric neurology. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sorin graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1675 Dempster Street
Park Ridge, IL
 

Dr. Nishant Shah is a pediatric neurologist in Park Ridge, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts 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.