We found 22 pediatric neurologists who accept United Healthcare near Hackensack, NJ.

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Dr. James John Riviello Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
180 Ft Washingtn Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. James Riviello's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Temple University Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in epilepsy. Dr. Riviello honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Riviello (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Riviello's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
20 Prospect Avenue; Suite 800
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Marcelo Lancman practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lancman include seizures and epilepsy. Dr. Lancman is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Nyack Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). Dr. Lancman accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires. He has received the distinction of Bergen County Super Doctors. Dr. Lancman is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Seizures

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Dr. Cigdem Inan Akman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
180 Ft Washingtn Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Cigdem Akman's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in epilepsy. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Akman attended medical school at Ankara University. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Akman's distinctions include: One of America's Top Doctors; Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors; and Castle Connoly Top Doctors. Dr. Akman (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and German. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Akman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Danielle Kenda McBrian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
20 Prospect Avenue; Suite 800
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Danielle McBrian is a pediatric neurologist. Dr. McBrian's areas of expertise include refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy and neurological disorders. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For her residency, Dr. McBrian trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Refractory Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine
20 Prospect Avenue; Suite 801
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Rolando Sousa's specialties are pediatric neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Panama School of Medicine and performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). These areas are among his clinical interests: concussion, migraine, and autism. Dr. Sousa takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sousa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Sousa is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Migraine, Neuropathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Claudia A Chiriboga-Klein, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Claudia Chiriboga-Klein is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chiriboga-Klein include migraine and movement disorders. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. She completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chiriboga-Klein include: One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Movement Disorders

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Dr. Wendy Sulina Vargas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Wendy Vargas is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Vargas's clinical interests include neuromyelitis optica, multiple sclerosis (MS), and transverse myelitis. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Vargas attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Vargas honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Coresource, and POMCO. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Arthur Michael Mandel, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street; Room Ni 114
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arthur Mandel specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in New York, NY. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include seizures and epilepsy. Dr. Mandel is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Mandel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Seizures

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Dr. Arezou Heshmati, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Arezou Heshmati's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Heshmati include sleep apnea, snoring, and seizures. Dr. Heshmati accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Tehran University of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training at Sparrow Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Heshmati's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Heshmati's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Sleep Problems, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Neurological Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Sarala A Devi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
20 Prospect Avenue; Suite 800
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Sarala Devi's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Devi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Osmania Medical College and then she performed her residency at Norwalk Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Devi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Devi's professional affiliations include SJRH Dobbs Ferry Pavillion, Westchester Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Dr. Tiffani Leigh McDonough, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Tiffani McDonough's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. McDonough's areas of expertise consist of epilepsy and neurological disorders. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. McDonough completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
20 Prospect Avenue; Suite 801
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Firas Taha's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He takes Health First, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Saint Peter's University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Taha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Dr. Robert Hugh Fryer, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Fryer sees patients in New York, NY. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Fryer's clinical interests include headache. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fryer honors. Dr. Fryer has received the distinction of One of America's Top Doctors. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache

Dr. Jennifer M Bain, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jennifer Bain's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Bain has a special interest in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neurological disorders, and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Bain has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Neurological Disorders

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Ft Washingtn Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Ram Kairam is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kairam average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Metropolitan Hospital Center. Dr. Kairam is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Dr. Kairam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

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Dr. Daniel Bryan Lowenstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 West 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Daniel Lowenstein's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. His areas of expertise include epilepsy and neurological disorders. Dr. Lowenstein takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Lowenstein attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lowenstein is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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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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