We found 4 pediatric neurologists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Freedom "fred" F. Perkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Freedom Perkins practices pediatric neurology and neurophysiology in Austin, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in magnetoencephalography (MEG), autism, and epilepsy. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Perkins attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave Dr. Perkins an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Magnetoencephalography, Ketogenic Diet, Electroencephalography, Autism, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dave F Clarke, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dave Clarke is a pediatric neurology and neurophysiology specialist in Austin, TX and Waco, TX. After attending the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His clinical interests encompass epilepsy. Dr. Clarke takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Clarke is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Research, Sickle Cell Disease, Laser Ablation, Epilepsy, Neurological Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lindsay Erin Elton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Department of Neurology; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lindsay Elton is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Elton trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge for her residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Elton is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4900 Mueller Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Elizabeth Cross is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Cross takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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