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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. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patterson honors. She attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Western Reserve Care System. Her professional 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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She works in Pittsburgh, PA and Erie, PA. Dr. Sogawa is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She graduated from Niigata University School of Medicine. Dr. Sogawa's training includes a residency program at Schneider Children's Hospital. She speaks Japanese.

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

Dr. Hoda Abdel-Hamid's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Abdel-Hamid's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Abdel-Hamid (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. Dr. Abdel-Hamid is affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Varma average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended Patna Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan. Dr. Varma (or staff) is conversant in 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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Cummings is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests encompass developmental disabilities. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Cummings trained at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for his residency.

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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 neurology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Vaisleib attended Kharkiv National Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Vaisleib (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. Her professional affiliations include 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 practices pediatric neurology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sitwat takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Sitwat attended Dow Medical College for medical school. Dr. Sitwat (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with 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. In addition to English, Dr. Escolar (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. For her professional training, Dr. Escolar completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. 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. 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. She has indicated that her clinical interests include epilepsy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crumrine accepts. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Crumrine trained at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Crumrine is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with 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 specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Rajan (or staff) is conversant in Kannada, Tamil, and Hindi. Dr. Rajan is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute. Her training includes a residency program at Children's Hospital of Michigan. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajan is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajan honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry.

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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. Dr. Asato is rated highly by her patients. Her professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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

Dr. Kavita Thakkar practices pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Medical University, she performed her residency at Tod Children's Hospital. Dr. Thakkar is rated highly by her patients. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is 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 is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Goldstein's professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Robyn Filipink sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Filipink takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Filipink completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Gulay Alper sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Alper speaks Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He studied medicine at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alper's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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's specialty is pediatric neurology. Before performing his residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Safier attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patients rated Dr. Safier highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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.