We found 8 pediatric neurologists who accept Private Healthcare Systems near New Hyde Park, NY.

Dr. Robin Errol Smith, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
990 Stewart Avenue; Suite 400
Garden City, NY
 

Dr. Robin Smith is a pediatric neurology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral neuropathy, migraine, and dystonia. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Afrikaans. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Problems, Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Ivan Mark Pavkovic, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Other
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Ivan Pavkovic is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Pavkovic at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Nebraska Medicine, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pavkovic welcomes new patients. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Electroencephalography, Epilepsy

Dr. Shefali Nakul Karkare, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
410 Lakeville Road
Suite 105, NY
 

Dr. Shefali Karkare is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karkare's areas of clinical interest consist of epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). She is affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Karkare is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Mumbai and L.T. Municipal Medical College. Dr. Karkare (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Marathi.

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Clinical interests: Electroencephalography, Epilepsy

Dr. Muruvet Elkay, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
410 Lakeville Road; Suite 105
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Muruvet Elkay works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in New Hyde Park, NY. She is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Elkay attended Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Elkay is open to new patients.

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Dr. Rose Marrie Yu Sy-Kho, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Rose Marrie Sy-Kho is a pediatric neurology specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and Smithtown, NY. She studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sy-Kho average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sy-Kho honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Sy-Kho (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Sy-Kho is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Joseph Maytal, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
410 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Joseph Maytal is a pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics specialist in New Hyde Park, NY and Hewlett, NY. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maytal honors. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maytal (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Mandarin, and Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Ma. Emma Cecilia Cecilia Laureta, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Emma Laureta works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Laureta honors. Dr. Laureta is a graduate of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Laureta (or staff) speaks Filipino. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Zipora Fefer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
Lijmc Department of Pediatric Neurology; 269-01 76th Avenue
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Zipora Fefer works as a pediatric neurologist in New Hyde Park, NY, Hewlett, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Fefer studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fefer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Dr. Fefer has an open panel.

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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.