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We found 10 pediatric neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Freedom Frederick Perkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite #200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Freedom Perkins is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perkins include autism and epilepsy. Dr. Perkins is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Perkins attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Research, Magnetoencephalography, Ketogenic Diet, Electroencephalography, Autism, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dave Fitzgerald Clarke, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dave Clarke is a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clarke include epilepsy. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Clarke graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Clarke completed residency programs at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Karen Cecilia W. Richards, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karen Keough is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keough takes. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Lindsay Erin Elton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Department of Neurology; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lindsay Elton works as a pediatric neurologist in Dallas, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Austin, TX. Dr. Elton is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Elton trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elton has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Jeffrey Stuart Kerr, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite #200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kerr specializes in pediatric neurology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerr accepts. Dr. Kerr is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kerr has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Jeffrey Scott Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kane is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kane attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Ezam Ghodsi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite #200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ezam Ghodsi is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Ghodsi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Michael Shane Reardon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jinfon Ong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jinfon Ong's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Ong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. Dr. Ong is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Dr. Ryan Alexander Boeck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Boeck is a pediatric neurology specialist in Cedar Park, TX and Austin, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boeck is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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.