We found 8 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Memphis, TN.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1910 Nonconnah Boulevard; Suite 120
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. James Wheless is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Wheless accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, General Pediatrics
1910 Nonconnah Boulevard; Suite 120
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Namrata Shah specializes in pediatric neurology and general pediatrics and practices in Memphis, TN. She studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
848 Adams Avenue; Suite L400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Amy McGregor specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. McGregor is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
777 Washington Avenue; P 335
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Basanagoud Mudigoudar practices pediatric neurology. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1407 Union Avenue; 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Paras Bhattarai is a Memphis, TN physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Bhattarai honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
848 Adams Avenue; L400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Sarah Weatherspoon is a pediatric neurologist in Memphis, TN. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1910 Nonconnah Boulevard; Suite 120
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Masanori Igarashi works as a pediatric neurologist in Memphis, TN. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1407 Union Avenue; Suite 1400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Kathleen Nicole Jalandoni is a pediatric neurologist in Memphis, TN. Dr. Jalandoni is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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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