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We found 6 pediatric neurologists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Rana Riyad Said, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
2350 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Rana Said is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is especially interested in ketogenic diet, infantile spasm, and refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy. Dr. Said's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Said has an open panel. She is a graduate of the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Said trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Said has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in Dallas D Magazine; Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; and Program Director.

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Clinical interests: Infantile Spasm, Epilepsy Surgery, Ketogenic Diet, Refractory Epilepsy, Epilepsy, Seizures

Dr. Steven Paul Sparagana, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sparagana practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology in Dallas, TX. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Sparagana attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sparagana is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Dr. Mauricio R Delgado-Ayala, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mauricio Delgado-Ayala's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Delgado-Ayala is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Delgado-Ayala accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Delgado-Ayala include: Keynote Speaker at Commencement Exercises, Fall Class of 2010 University of Monterrey; The Best Doctors in America-Fifteen Edition; and JCN/Decher Neuroscience Prize.

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Dr. David Bruce Owen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1935 Medical District Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Owen is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Owen attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Owen trained at the University Health System. Dr. Owen is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Dr. Richard Caldwell Adams, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Adams' area of specialization is neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Adams honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Lindsay Erin Elton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Lindsay Elton is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Elton is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Elton completed a residency program at the University Medical Center Brackenridge. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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.