We found 20 pediatric neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Allentown, PA.

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Dr. Christina Marie Patterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Christina Patterson is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Patterson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing her residency at UH Case Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Patterson attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Patterson's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Yoshimi Sogawa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Yoshimi Sogawa's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Sogawa's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Niigata University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Sogawa speaks Japanese. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Hoda Zakaria Abdel Hamid, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Hoda Abdel-Hamid works as a pediatric neurologist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Abdel-Hamid (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. She is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hurley Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rajiv Ranjan Varma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
Faculty Paviolion 6th Floor; 45th Street at Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rajiv Varma works as a pediatric neurologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Varma accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Patna Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hurley Medical Center. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Varma is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Maria Luisa Escolar, MS, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
4401 Penn Avenue; Plaza Building, Floor 4
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Maria Escolar is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Dr. Escolar honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. For her professional training, Dr. Escolar completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Escolar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Escolar is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Inna Iiana Vaisleib, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Inna Vaisleib specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Vaisleib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She obtained her medical school training at Kharkiv National Medical University and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vaisleib honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Patricia Kay Crumrine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3414 5th Avenue; Chob Building, 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Crumrine's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crumrine include epilepsy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. She is conversant in German. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Deepa Soundara Soundara Rajan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Deepa Rajan is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. She attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Dr. Rajan completed her residency training at Children's Hospital of Michigan and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajan (or staff) speaks Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Bilal Sitwat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bilal Sitwat is a pediatric neurology specialist. Patients gave Dr. Sitwat an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Sitwat completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Miya Rei Asato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Miya Asato specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Asato's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Asato takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Dana Douglas Cummings, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Dana Cummings' area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in developmental disabilities. Dr. Cummings accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Cummings attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities

Dr. Kavita Piyush Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kavita Thakkar is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Thakkar has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thakkar accepts. She is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Medical University. Her residency was performed at Tod Children's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Amy Cheryl Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Department of Pediatrics - Neurology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Amy Goldstein's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Robyn Ann Filipink, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robyn Filipink practices pediatric neurology. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Filipink attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Filipink accepts.

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Dr. Robert Adam Safier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Department of Pediatrics - Neurology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Safier is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Patients rated Dr. Safier highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Safier attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Gulay Alper, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gulay Alper is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Alper speaks Turkish. Dr. Alper's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Alper is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alper at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alper is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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