We found 7 pediatric neurologists who accept United Healthcare EPO near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Dave Clarke practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Clarke include epilepsy. Dr. Clarke is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Clarke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Freedom Perkins works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Perkins include autism and epilepsy. Dr. Perkins is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing 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 the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkins is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Karen Keough is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Keough is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She works in Dallas, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Austin, TX. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Elton completed her residency training at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Reardon is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He takes 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. Jinfon Ong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jinfon Ong practices pediatric neurology in Austin, TX. Dr. Ong is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally 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 works as a pediatric neurologist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boeck is 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.
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