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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, who practices in Dallas, TX and Southlake, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She graduated from the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Said's areas of expertise include the following: ketogenic diet, infantile spasm, and refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Said takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Said include: Best Doctors in Dallas D Magazine; Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; and Program Director. Dr. Said is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a Dallas, TX physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sparagana honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sparagana trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He 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 is a pediatric neurology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Delgado-Ayala is a graduate of the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. 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 works as a pediatric neurologist in Dallas, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Owen accepts. Dr. Owen is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Owen trained at the University Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Dr. Lindsay Erin Elton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, 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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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Adams is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Dallas, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Adams's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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.