We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Dr. Jessica Renee Gautreaux, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
720 Connell Park Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Jessica Gautreaux specializes in pediatric neurology. She is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Gautreaux is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Rashmi Rajendra Rao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
720 Connell Park Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Rashmi Rao specializes in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include general neurology, migraine, and tension headache. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Tension Headache, General Neurology, Abdominal Problems

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lily Hsu is a pediatric neurologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Hsu is a graduate of Shanghai Second Medical University. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lalania Schexnayder works as a pediatric neurologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schexnayder honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Barbara Golden, who practices in Baton Rouge, LA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Golden accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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