We found 19 pediatric neurologists who accept United Healthcare Gold POS near Allentown, PA.

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Dr. Hoda Zakaria Abdel Hamid, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Hoda Abdel-Hamid is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. She graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Hurley Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. Dr. Abdel-Hamid honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abdel-Hamid (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Kavita Piyush Thakkar, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kavita Thakkar's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Thakkar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Marathi, Gujarati, and Hindi. She is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Before performing her residency at Tod Children's Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Thakkar attended Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Medical University for medical school. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thakkar accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Amy C Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Department of Pediatrics - Neurology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Amy Goldstein's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein's residency was performed at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), UPMC Presbyterian, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Mitochondrial Disease, Neurological Disorders

Dr. Christina Marie Patterson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Christina Patterson is a specialist in pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Patterson performed her residency at UH Case Medical Center and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Shelley D Hacklender, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Shelley Williams sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Hermitage, PA, and Wexford, PA. Her medical specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Williams attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Dana D Cummings, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Dana Cummings specializes in pediatric neurology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Cummings attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cummings is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Yoshimi Sogawa, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
4401 Penn Avenue; 2nd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Yoshimi Sogawa practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology in Pittsburgh, PA and Erie, PA. She attended medical school at Niigata University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sogawa completed a residency program at Schneider Children's Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sogawa is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Japanese. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Inna Iiana Vaisleib, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Inna Vaisleib is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Vaisleib (or staff) speaks Russian and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She graduated from Kharkiv National Medical University. She completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Vaisleib honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Rajiv R Varma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rajiv Varma's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Varma attended Patna Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hurley Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varma accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Varma is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Bilal Sitwat, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Bilal Sitwat's specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Sitwat attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Sitwat (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Sitwat's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Dr. Patricia Kay Crumrine, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3414 5th Avenue; Chob Building, 1st Floor
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Patricia Crumrine is a pediatric neurology specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Her clinical interests include epilepsy. Dr. Crumrine is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Crumrine speaks German. She is affiliated with UPMC Hamot, UPMC Northwest, and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.

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Clinical interests: Epilepsy

Dr. Monica Ramesh Naik, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Monica Naik is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Naik accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and King Edward Medical University and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Naik (or staff) speaks Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Miya Rei Asato, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Miya Asato sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. Her medical specialty is pediatric neurology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asato is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed her residency at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Robyn Ann Filipink, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
3705 5th Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robyn Filipink's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Filipink accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Robert Adam Safier, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Department of Pediatrics - Neurology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Robert Safier's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Patients gave Dr. Safier an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Safier performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

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Dr. Gulay Alper, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
3705 5th Avenue; Room 2950
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Gulay Alper is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Gulay Alper works in Pittsburgh, PA and Wexford, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alper at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alper honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Alper attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alper's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Alper speaks Turkish. Dr. Alper is professionally affiliated with Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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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