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 is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist in Saint Louis, MO. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gurnett include neurogenetic disorders, musculoskeletal problems, and epilepsy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. David Gutmann is a pediatric neurologist and neuro-oncologist. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Gutmann attended the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gutmann is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Problems

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

Dr. William Dodson's specialty is pediatric neurology. His clinical interests include epilepsy. Dr. Dodson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is 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. Toni Shih Pearson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Toni Pearson is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pearson include movement disorders and cerebral palsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Pearson attended medical school at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. Dr. Pearson (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and German.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and pediatric sleep medicine; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests encompass epilepsy. Dr. Yamada is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamada is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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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 specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He works in Saint Louis, MO. He has indicated that his clinical interests include epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zempel accepts. Dr. Zempel attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Zempel 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. Alan Pestronk, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine
1 Children's Place; Suite 2d
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Alan Pestronk is a pediatric neurology and neuromuscular medicine specialist in Saint Louis, MO. His areas of expertise include myasthenia gravis, nerve disorders, and muscular dystrophy. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pestronk obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Kwee Thio sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Thio has indicated that his clinical interests include epilepsy, electromyography (EMG), and cerebral palsy. His professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians and St. Louis Children's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Thio 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: Electromyography, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Epilepsy, Seizures

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

Dr. Michael Noetzel is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. His clinical interests encompass neurorehabilitation, stroke, and cerebral palsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, Dr. Noetzel attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noetzel honors.

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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' specialties are pediatric neurology and pediatric sleep medicine. She practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO. Dr. Licis's areas of clinical interest consist of sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Licis's medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Susan Criswell is a pediatric neurology specialist. Her areas of expertise include dystonia, parkinson's disease, and cerebral palsy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Criswell takes. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. She is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Judith Weisenberg, who practices in Saint Louis, MO and Town and Country, MO, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Weisenberg's clinical interests encompass epilepsy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Weisenberg honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to 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 is a pediatric neurologist. His areas of clinical interest consist of tourette syndrome and movement disorders. Dr. Schlaggar is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Schlaggar graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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. Michael Wong, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1 Children's Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Wong is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. His areas of expertise include epilepsy. Dr. Wong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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

Dr. Anne Connolly is a pediatric neurologist and neuromuscular medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Connolly include myasthenia gravis, nerve disorders, and muscular dystrophy. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Connolly studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Connolly completed residency programs at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
1717 Biddle Street
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Shulamit Portnoy's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and developmental-behavioral pediatrics; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Portnoy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. For her residency, Dr. Portnoy trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital. She speaks Russian. Her professional affiliations include St. Louis Children's Hospital and SSM Health Care - St. Louis. Dr. Portnoy welcomes new patients.

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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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