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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's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Her areas of expertise consist of 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 accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Jordan Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Best Doctors in Dallas D Magazine; Best Pediatric Specialists D Magazine; and Program Director. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Said has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Louis Children's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. 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 medical specialty is pediatric neurology. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delgado-Ayala studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. He is professionally 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 works as a pediatric neurologist in Dallas, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Health System. The average patient rating for Dr. Owen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Owen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
2222 Welborn Street
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Richard Adams' specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Adams studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his residency training 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 specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Dallas, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Austin, TX. Dr. Elton is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center Brackenridge's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Elton is professionally 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.