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We found 17 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 works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist. Dr. Lancman's areas of expertise include the following: seizures and epilepsy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. He 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. Dr. Lancman has received the following distinction: Bergen County Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Nyack Hospital, and Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC).

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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's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. In his practice, Dr. Riviello focuses on epilepsy. Dr. Riviello is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children and Temple University Hospital for residency. 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. Dr. Riviello (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Riviello's professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He welcomes 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 sees patients in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. Her medical specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Her clinical interests include epilepsy. Dr. Akman accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Ankara University. Dr. Akman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She has received distinctions including 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 the following languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and German. Dr. Akman is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. She welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine. His areas of expertise include concussion, migraine, and autism. Dr. Sousa is affiliated with Morristown Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sousa graduated from the University of Panama School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Sousa (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. These areas are among Dr. Chiriboga-Klein's clinical interests: migraine and movement disorders. Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chiriboga-Klein trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chiriboga-Klein has received 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.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Movement Disorders

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Dr. Danielle Kenda McBrian, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Ft Washingtn Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Danielle McBrian's specialty is pediatric neurology. She graduated from 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 a special interest in refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy and neurological disorders. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McBrian honors. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Refractory Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Wendy Vargas' area of specialization is pediatric neurology. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Korean. Dr. Vargas has indicated that her clinical interests include multiple sclerosis (MS). Her professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Vargas takes Aetna EPO, Coresource, POMCO, and more. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Multiple Sclerosis, Neurological Disorders

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

Dr. Firas Taha is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Before performing his residency at Saint Peter's University Hospital and Mayo Clinic, Dr. Taha attended Ross University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Health First, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Taha (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Taha is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Arezou Heshmati is a pediatric neurology specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heshmati include sleep apnea, snoring, and seizures. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professional affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Heshmati is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pediatric neurologist in New York, NY. His areas of clinical interest consist of seizures and epilepsy. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mandel 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mandel is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Seizures

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

Dr. Tiffani McDonough sees patients in New York, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Her clinical interests include epilepsy and neurological disorders. Dr. McDonough is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McDonough's office for an appointment. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. She has received the following distinction: New York Rising Stars.

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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 works as a pediatric neurologist in New York, NY. Clinical interests for Dr. Fryer include headache. He is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fryer accepts. He has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Headache

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

Dr. Ram Kairam's specialty is pediatric neurology. He graduated from Andhra Medical College. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kairam honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kairam (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole. He is professionally affiliated with Metropolitan Hospital Center.

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Dr. Zachary Michael Grinspan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
180 Fort Washington Avenue; 5th Floor, Child Neurology, Harkness Pavilion
New York, NY
 

Dr. Zachary Grinspan's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grinspan include epilepsy and neurological disorders. Dr. Grinspan accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Fidelis. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Columbia University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Grinspan is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
710 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Petra Kaufmann practices pediatric neurology in New York, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaufmann include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders

Dr. Yelena S Roshchina, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
30 Prospect Avenue
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Yelena Roshchina is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Roshchina is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Health First. She is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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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.