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We found 9 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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. In addition to English, she speaks Chinese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include JFK Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Ming's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
97 Paterson Street
New Brunswick, NJ
 

Dr. Rajeshwari Mahalingam works as a pediatric neurologist in New Brunswick, NJ, Livingston, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mahalingam honors. She is a graduate of L.T. Municipal Medical College. Her residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Morristown Medical Center, Atlantic Medical Group, and Monmouth Medical Center.

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

Dr. Carlos Lastra is a pediatric neurology specialist in New Brunswick, NJ. He is a graduate of Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lastra's training includes a residency program at Monmouth Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Victoria Surgan is a physician who specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Surgan honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Surgan completed a residency program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Saint Peter's University Hospital.

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

Dr. Kavitha Velicheti is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Velicheti is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She completed her residency training at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
65 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Yongming Mao is a pediatric neurology specialist. He attended medical school at Soochow University Medical College. Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mao takes. Dr. Mao speaks the following languages: 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 areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology; he sees patients in Edison, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Nizam average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Nizam is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
65 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Savitra Bandari works as a pediatric neurologist in Edison, NJ. She accepts 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, who practices in New Brunswick, NJ, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He honors 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.