We found 18 pediatric neurologists who accept WellPoint near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Christina Ann Gurnett, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1 Childrens Place; Suite C
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Christina Gurnett's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of neurogenetic disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and epilepsy. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gurnett is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency.

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Clinical interests: Neurogenetic Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Neurological ... (Read more)

Dr. William Edwin Dodson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. William Dodson, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dodson include epilepsy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dodson honors. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, Epilepsy, Seizures

Dr. David Hillel Gutmann, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-Oncology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. David Gutmann's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neuro-oncology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Gutmann is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Problems

Dr. Toni Shih Pearson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Toni Pearson's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Pearson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German. Her areas of clinical interest consist of movement disorders and cerebral palsy. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Montreal Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Pearson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Chorea, Cerebral Palsy, Movement Disorders

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Dr. Kelvin A Yamada, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kelvin Yamada is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatric sleep medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include epilepsy. Dr. Yamada is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yamada accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, General Neurology, Outpatient Care, Inpatient Care

Dr. John M Zempel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. John Zempel is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Zempel attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Electroencephalography, Autism, Epilepsy

Dr. Kwee Liu Lin Thio, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Kwee Thio is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Thio attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include epilepsy, electromyography (EMG), and cerebral palsy. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy, Seizures

Dr. Judith Leona Zwiebel Weisenberg, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1 Childrens Place; Suite D
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Judith Weisenberg sees patients in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Her medical specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Weisenberg's clinical interests include epilepsy. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before completing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Weisenberg attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: General Neurology, Outpatient Care, Epilepsy, Inpatient Care

Dr. Bradley L Schlaggar, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
517 S. Euclid Avenue; Mcmillan Building
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bradley Schlaggar's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He has a special interest in tourette syndrome and movement disorders. Dr. Schlaggar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schlaggar obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Cerebral Palsy, Movement Disorders, Tourette Syndrome, Stroke, Cognitive Disorders

Dr. Alan Pestronk, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
1 Children's Place; Suite 2d
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Pestronk is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine. He works in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of clinical interest consist of myasthenia gravis, nerve disorders, and muscular dystrophy. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Pestronk studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pestronk's medical residency was performed at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Clinical interests: Myasthenia Gravis, Neuropathy, Neuroimmunology, Fatigue, Muscular Dystrophy, Pain, Amyotrophic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Justin Noetzel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Noetzel's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Noetzel's areas of clinical interest consist of neurorehabilitation, stroke, and cerebral palsy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Noetzel is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Neurorehabilitation, Spasticity, Stroke, Seizures

Dr. Amy Kathleen Licis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Pediatric Sleep Medicine
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Amy Licis specializes in pediatric neurology and pediatric sleep medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Licis include sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Licis is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Licis accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea

Dr. Michael Wong, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Wong practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include epilepsy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Susan R Criswell, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
517 S. Euclid Avenue; Mcmillan Building
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Susan Criswell's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Her areas of expertise include dystonia, parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Criswell is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Dystonia, Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Tourette Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Maureen Connolly, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anne Connolly specializes in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in myasthenia gravis, nerve disorders, and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Connolly is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Connolly honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Electrodiagnostic Testing, Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Brachial Plexus Injury, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Rafael Galindo, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1 Childrens Place; Suite D
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rafael Galindo's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Galindo is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galindo takes. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis for his residency.

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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.