We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Gold near Evanston, IL.

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

Dr. Takijah Heard practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Dr. Heard's areas of expertise include epilepsy. She honors United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. She trained at Children's Hospital Boston and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn for residency. Dr. Heard has received professional recognition including the following: Dean's Teaching Excellence Award. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5318 W Devon Av
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Olga Kozlova's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She is professionally affiliated with Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Hospital Joplin. Dr. Kozlova is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She speaks Russian.

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

Dr. Naseeruddin Khan's specialty is pediatric neurology. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended Deccan College of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Swedish Covenant Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Leslie Finkel works as a pediatric neurologist in Chicago, IL, Evanston, IL, and Glenview, IL. She is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. She attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete her residency at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Finkel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Margaret Michelson is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Michelson takes.

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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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