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We found 19 pediatric neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Allentown, PA.

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

Dr. Christina Patterson's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Before completing her residency at Western Reserve Care System, Dr. Patterson attended medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patterson is professionally affiliated with 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 works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist. In addition to English, she speaks Japanese. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. Dr. Sogawa attended medical school at Niigata University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Schneider Children's Hospital. Dr. Sogawa is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Hoda Abdel-Hamid practices pediatric neurology in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Abdel-Hamid (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Abdel-Hamid 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. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Varma graduated from Patna Medical College. He trained at Children's Hospital of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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

Dr. Dana Cummings' specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cummings's areas of expertise include developmental disabilities. His professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cummings takes. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Clinical interests: Developmental Disabilities

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

Dr. Inna Vaisleib is a pediatric neurologist in Pittsburgh, PA. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Kharkiv National Medical University and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Vaisleib (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Russian and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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

Dr. Bilal Sitwat's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Sitwat's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Sitwat (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital 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 specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Escolar's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Escolar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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 works as a pediatric neurologist. In addition to English, she speaks German. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Crumrine include epilepsy. Dr. Crumrine's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, she performed her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crumrine takes.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Rajan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh 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 practices pediatric neurology. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Asato is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Asato's residency was performed at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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

Dr. Kavita Thakkar is a pediatric neurologist in Pittsburgh, PA, Bridgeville, PA, and Johnstown, PA. Dr. Thakkar's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thakkar takes. Dr. Thakkar is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Medical University. She trained at Tod Children's Hospital for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi.

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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 is a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Goldstein is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Goldstein trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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

Dr. Robyn Filipink works as a pediatric neurologist. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her average patient rating is 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. Dr. Filipink's professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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

Dr. Gulay Alper, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. He is conversant in Turkish. He is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Alper is a graduate of Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Alper highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 pediatric neurology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Safier is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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.