We found 6 pediatric neurologists who accept Amerigroup near Flushing, NY.

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Dr. Maria Elena Duran-Estrella, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
91-31 Queens Boulevard; Suite 322
Elmhurst, NY
 

Dr. Maria Duran-Soriano's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NewYork-Presbyterian Queens and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Duran-Soriano attended medical school at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Duran-Soriano's residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1654 Mayflower Avenue
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Afshan Khan is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She works in Bronx, NY and New York, NY. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan accepts Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Aligarh Muslim University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Beth Israel, and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital.

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Dr. Zia Ahmed, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
56-45 Main Street
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Zia Ahmed is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Fidelis. He attended St. John's Medical College and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens.

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Dr. Li Kan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
13620 38th Avenue, Suite 7b; Queens Crossing
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Li Kan's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Kan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. Dr. Kan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Korean, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian Queens, North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
19503 Hillside Avenue
Hollis, NY
 

Dr. Rajpaul Singh is a specialist in pediatric neurology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Singh is a graduate of Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Singh takes Amerigroup, Child Health Plus, and Family Health Plus, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
59-25 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing, NY
 

Dr. Shabana Azam works as a pediatric neurologist in Flushing, NY. She takes Amerigroup, MagnaCare, and Child Health Plus, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Azam (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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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