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We found 8 pediatric neurologists who accept Medicare near New Brunswick, NJ.

Dr. Xue Xue Ming, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
65 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Sue Ming is a pediatric neurology specialist. She takes Medicare insurance. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Ming is conversant in Chinese. She is affiliated with JFK Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

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Dr. Carlos R Lastra, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Carlos Lastra works as a pediatric neurologist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lastra's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Victoria Surgan, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
254 Easton Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Victoria Surgan's area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Surgan trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for her residency. She honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Surgan is affiliated with Saint Peter's University Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
65 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Kavitha Velicheti sees patients in Edison, NJ. Her medical specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Velicheti trained at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center for her residency. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
65 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Yongming Mao's specialty is pediatric neurology. He attended medical school at Soochow University Medical College. He honors Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. Dr. Mao is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, Maimonides Medical Center, and Queens Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
98 James Street; Suite 301
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Mohammed Nizam's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Nizam average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nizam is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
65 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Savitra Bandari's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bandari is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
89 French Street; Floor 2
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Vikram Bhise's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Bhise accepts Medicare insurance.

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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.