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 practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is especially interested in ketogenic diet, infantile spasm, and refractory (drug-resistant) epilepsy. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Said attended the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in Dallas D Magazine; Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; and Program Director. Dr. Said is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sparagana accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sparagana completed residency programs at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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 works as a pediatric neurologist in Dallas, TX. He honors 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. He has received distinctions including Keynote Speaker at Commencement Exercises, Fall Class of 2010 University of Monterrey; The Best Doctors in America-Fifteen Edition; and JCN/Decher Neuroscience Prize. Dr. Delgado-Ayala is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. David Owen's specialty is pediatric neurology. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Owen graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at the University Health System for his residency. 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 specializes in neurodevelopmental disabilities and practices in Dallas, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Adams has received professional recognition including the following: 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 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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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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