Dr. Olga Kozlova MD, Neurologist

Dr. Olga Kozlova MD

Neurologist | Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

5318 W Devon Av Chicago IL, 60646



I graduated from St Petersburg State Medical Academy in St Petersburg, Russia. I am Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. I treat patients of all age groups, from new born babies to their grand mothers and grand fathers. I am capable to listening to a patient and her or his family and make a decision that we all agree on.

Education and Training

St Petersburg State Pediatric Medical Academy MD 1993

Board Certification

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Neurophysiology (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Provider Details

Female English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian
Dr. Olga Kozlova MD
Dr. Olga Kozlova MD's Expert Contributions
  • Within how many hours of getting a stroke should one be admitted in the hospital?

    The answer is the sooner, the better. A very useful mnemonic comes to play when you face somebody with a potential stroke: BE FAST - B stands for balance loss, E for eye blindness, F for face drooping, A for arm weakness, S for speech abnormality, and T (the most important) for TIME. Immediately after you notice any signs of BE FAST, take care of T. The most effective treatment with a clot buster is available within 3 hrs. It needs to be administered IV, so don't delay calling 911, every minute counts. The sooner within the 3-hr window the patient receives the IV treatment, the better the outcome and some of the deficits like speech, balance, vision, strength, and sensation can be restored completely. Some people are candidates for this treatment within 4.5 hrs, so, if not sure, bring the patient to the hospital and tell EMS that you are suspecting a stroke, so the hospital stroke team will be ready for you at the door. These days, we can manage stroke up 24 hrs from the onset with the removal of the clot with special devices that are inserted into the occluded artery. The results are very good, but not every patient is a candidate for that. So, if the time is over 3 hrs from the symptom onset, or the patient woke up from sleep with the symptoms, still bring the patient to the ER and inform EMS it is a stroke and the stroke team needs to be notified. Remember, BE FAST! READ MORE

  • My sister is having a lot of headaches, which are not subsiding with any medicine. What should we do?

    Treatment of the headaches is very complex as well as the diagnosis. Frequently, we see headache as a symptoms of many disorders. We call this headache secondary since it it due to some other disorder. The list of the disorders accompanied by headaches is very long. I will mention just a few that I would rule out first and then progress to more extensive testing if indicated. Some of the disorders most likely were already ruled out in your sister. Here is the list of possibilities: anemia, kidney and liver disorders, thyroid disorders, autoimmune disorders as lupus or vasculitis, and nutritional and hormonal deficiencies and excess. Brain MRI and blood vessel studies would always rule out a possibility of a mass lesion, vascular abnormalities as fistulas, aneurysms or arteriovenous malformations. Ophthalmology exam is also very helpful since it rules out increased intracranial pressure. At times, a lumbar puncture with cerebrospinal fluid testing can be indicated with particular clinical symptoms. In my practice, I've seen how just vitamin D and magnesium supplements spared patients from taking medication with serious side effects. It all depends on what we find. If no causes of headaches are found, than it is most likely a primary headache, like migraines and cluster headaches, or paroxysmal hemicranias. The medication choice is completely different. There are over 100 medications and many supplements to treat this type of headaches. A trial is needed, sometimes a combination work instead of a single medications. Besides oral medications, these days we widely use trigger point injections and Botox injections with different regimens. Recently, a sphenopalatine ganglion block gave us a new hope successfully treat some forms of headaches. Also, there are other procedures as massage, stretching, physical therapy for the headaches, particularly the ones that originate in the neck. There is a lot to look for and just as much to try, in any way optimism is very important as well as open mindedness. Let me know if I can clarify some facts. I can go and discuss headaches for days. Thank you, Olga Kozlova, MD READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Use of onabotulinumtoxin type A (Botox) for treatment of chronic migraines, spasticity, dystoniaDiagnosis and treatment of polyneuropathiesDiagnosis and treatment of seizuresDiagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injury

Professional Memberships

  • American Epilepsy Society

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Dr. Olga Kozlova MD's Practice location

Adult and Pediatric Neurology

5318 W Devon Av -
Chicago, IL 60646
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  • Pat a.

    From the second I met Dr. Kozlova, I knew she was special. She practiced up here in Anchorage, Alaska, for a short time. I am broken hearted that she’s gone. She was able to diagnose & answer questions that at least 6 different doctors up here answered wrongly or didn’t know as they clearly were inferior in their chosen fields. I have lived here for 40 yrs. We are originally from NYC. Sadly, the calibre of most of the doctors I have seen here is mediocre. If I can swing it, I will fly to Chicago to see her. That statement, in & of itself, should convey to you how highly I think of Dr. Kozlova.

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