We found 6 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Gold near Evanston, IL.

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Takijah Heard is a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Evanston, IL and Glenview, IL. She is especially interested in epilepsy. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Before performing her residency at Children's Hospital Boston and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Dr. Heard attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Heard takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Dean's Teaching Excellence Award. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Melissa Lynn Cirillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5215 N. California Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Melissa Cirillo is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cirillo include neurological disorders. Dr. Cirillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Cirillo attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Clinical interests: Headache, General Neurology, Movement Disorders, Muscle Problems, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Leslie Finkel practices pediatric neurology in Glenview, IL, Evanston, IL, and Chicago, IL. Dr. Finkel honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Finkel is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1000 Central Street; Suite 800
Evanston, IL
 

Dr. Margaret Michelson is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Michelson is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Michelson is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.

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Dr. Naseeruddin Gulam Khan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
6501 N. Lincoln Avenue
Lincolnwood, IL
 

Dr. Naseeruddin Khan is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan accepts. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5318 W Devon Av
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Olga Kozlova's specialty is pediatric neurology. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kozlova honors. Dr. Kozlova is open to new patients.

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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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