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We found 9 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include peripheral neuropathy, migraine, and dystonia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Smith's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Smith (or staff) speaks Spanish and Afrikaans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Smith's 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 medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Pavkovic graduated from Rush Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Pavkovic completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Pavkovic include epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). Patient ratings for Dr. Pavkovic average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Pavkovic offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Nebraska Medicine, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pavkovic's office for an appointment.

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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. Clinical interests for Dr. Karkare include epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karkare honors. Dr. Karkare 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. She is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Karkare's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Electroencephalography, Epilepsy

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2 Pro Health Plaza
New Hyde Park, NY
 

Dr. Steven Pavlakis is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. He is affiliated with Maimonides Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. He honors Amerigroup, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pavlakis's office for an appointment. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Pavlakis has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Muruvet Elkay's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Sy-Kho average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. Dr. Sy-Kho is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Sy-Kho (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. 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. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maytal accepts. He is accepting 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 in Bronx, NY, New Hyde Park, NY, and Smithtown, NY. Dr. Laureta is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. Laureta (or staff) is conversant in Filipino. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Laureta is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center, and Montefiore Medical Center - Moses Division Hospital. She is accepting 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 sees patients in New Hyde Park, NY, Hewlett, NY, and Brooklyn, NY. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fefer graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Fefer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Mandarin, and Arabic. Dr. Fefer's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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.