We found 5 pediatric neurologists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Oak Lawn, IL.

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Dr. Mohamed Ammar Katerji, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Mohamed Katerji sees patients in Naperville, IL, Evergreen Park, IL, and Crest Hill, IL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Katerji's areas of clinical interest consist of attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), autism, and headache. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wyler Children's Hospital. Dr. Katerji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Katerji's professional affiliations include Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale, and Little Company of Mary Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Epilepsy

Dr. Carol J Macmillan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2850 W. 95th Street; Mary Potter Physicians Pavilion
Evergreen Park, IL
 

Dr. Carol Macmillan, who practices in Chicago, IL, Naperville, IL, and Evergreen Park, IL, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. Her areas of expertise include neurogenetic disorders, autism, and epilepsy. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Macmillan obtained her medical school training at McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences and performed her residency at The Montreal Children's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Access Community Health Network (ACCESS), and The University of Chicago Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Neurogenetic Disorders, Autism, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Robert Terrell Egel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Robert Egel is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Egel graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. His clinical interests encompass epilepsy. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Egel is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4440 W 95th Street; Christ Hosp., Department of Neurology
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Priti Singh works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Singh accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
4440 W 95th Street
Oak Lawn, IL
 

Dr. Larry Desch is a neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist in Oak Lawn, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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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