We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Gold near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Ian John Butler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1120 Medical Plaza; Suite 130
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ian Butler specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), movement disorders, and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Butler accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler studied medicine at The University of Adelaide Faculty of Health Sciences. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Chiari Malformation, Movement Disorders, Autonomic Disorders

Dr. Mya Caryn Schiess, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 130
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mya Schiess' area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Schiess attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Dr. Edward James Espineli, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 200
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Edward Espineli's specialty is pediatric neurology. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Espineli trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Espineli is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Autonomic Disorders, Seizures

Dr. Garrett Charles Burris, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Garrett Burris is a pediatric neurology specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Burris trained at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth for his residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Dr. Shaun Sam Varghese, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 120
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Shaun Varghese, who practices in The Woodlands, TX and Shenandoah, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Varghese is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. For his residency, Dr. Varghese trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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