We found 4 neurologists who accept Cigna near New Lenox, IL.

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Dr. David G Ritacco, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL

Dr. David Ritacco's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. He is especially interested in neurological disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Ritacco completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Ritacco is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Encephalopathy, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Richard Ely Burgess, PhD, MD
Specializes in Vascular Neurology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL

Dr. Richard Burgess, who practices in Winfield, IL and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in vascular neurology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Burgess takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Alma R Bicknese, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1870 Silver Cross Boulevard; Suite 100
New Lenox, IL

Dr. Alma Bicknese's specialty is pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include neurological disorders. She is affiliated with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Children's Hospital of Chicago Faculty Practice Plan. Dr. Bicknese takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bicknese is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Louis Children's Hospital's residency program. She has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Brain Malformations, General Neurology, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Bassel Kazkaz, MD
Specializes in Neurology
1890 Silver Cross Boulevard; Pavillion A Suite 450
New Lenox, IL

Dr. Bassel Kazkaz is a neurologist. Dr. Kazkaz's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and sleep apnea. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Kazkaz is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group, and Delnor Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Back Problems, Migraine, Sleep ... (Read more)

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What is Neurology?

Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:

  • motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
  • sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
  • nerve function
  • coordination and balance
  • changes in mood or behavior

A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.

Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:

  • medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
  • laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
  • physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)

Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.

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