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

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

Dr. Marcelo Lancman's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Lancman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include seizures and epilepsy. His professional affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Nyack Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. Dr. Lancman graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Westchester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Buenos Aires. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Seizures

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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 is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Riviello include epilepsy. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Riviello takes. Dr. Riviello obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Temple University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Dr. Riviello is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Akman include epilepsy. She honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ankara University, Dr. Akman performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Akman has received 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. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

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

Dr. Rolando Sousa is a pediatric neurologist and electrodiagnostic medicine specialist. Dr. Sousa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sousa include concussion, migraine, and autism. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Panama School of Medicine. He trained at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for residency. Dr. Sousa is in-network for Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Danielle McBrian is a pediatric neurologist. She studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. McBrian has indicated that her clinical interests include refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy and neurological disorders. Dr. McBrian takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors, Hackensack University Medical Center, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Refractory Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Claudia Chiriboga-Klein, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in migraine and movement disorders. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chiriboga-Klein takes. After attending the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chiriboga-Klein completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include One of America's Top Doctors and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. Dr. Chiriboga-Klein (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chiriboga-Klein's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Movement Disorders

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

Dr. Firas Taha's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Taha honors Health First, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Peter's University Hospital and Mayo Clinic. Dr. Taha (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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

Dr. Wendy Vargas' specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Vargas graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include multiple sclerosis (MS). She takes Aetna EPO, Coresource, POMCO, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. Dr. Vargas (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Arezou Heshmati is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sleep apnea, snoring, and seizures. Dr. Heshmati is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Sparrow Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Heshmati attended Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heshmati's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Arthur Mandel works as a pediatric neurologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Mandel include seizures and epilepsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Harlem Hospital Center, and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mandel's hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Seizures

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

Dr. Sarala Devi is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She is affiliated with SJRH Dobbs Ferry Pavillion, Westchester Medical Center, and Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Devi is in-network for MultiPlan, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. Dr. Devi's training includes residency programs at Norwalk Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Devi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Hindi.

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

Dr. Tiffani McDonough specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in New York, NY. Her areas of expertise include epilepsy and neurological disorders. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDonough's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars. She is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. McDonough is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Robert Fryer is a New York, NY physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include headache. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Fryer studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fryer trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fryer has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a pediatric neurologist. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Bain's training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), neurological disorders, and autism spectrum disorders (pervasive developmental disorders). She is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Bain is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ram Kairam is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Kairam (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. Dr. Kairam is affiliated with Metropolitan Hospital Center. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kairam honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more.

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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. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lowenstein trained at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. In Dr. Lowenstein's practice, he is particularly interested in epilepsy and neurological disorders. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.