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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Gautreaux trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for her residency. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as 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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Rao is especially interested in general neurology, migraine, and tension headache. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Rao attended the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lily Hsu is a pediatric neurologist in Baton Rouge, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsu honors. Dr. Hsu attended medical school at Shanghai Second Medical University.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Lalania Schexnayder practices pediatric neurology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Schexnayder at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
7373 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Barbara Golden sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Golden takes 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.