We found 9 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 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 a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist in Austin, TX. Before completing his residency 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, Dr. Perkins attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Perkins include autism and epilepsy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perkins is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Dave Clarke's medical specialty is pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He is especially interested in epilepsy. Dr. Clarke 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. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Clarke is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Keough takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kane obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Elton has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Elton is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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

Dr. Michael Reardon works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Reardon is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver 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. Reardon honors.

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

Dr. Ezam Ghodsi specializes in pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ghodsi is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ghodsi honors. Dr. Ghodsi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Jinfon Ong is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Ong's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Ryan Boeck practices pediatric neurology in Cedar Park, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Boeck is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boeck accepts.

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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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