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We found 7 pediatric neurologists who accept Silver Compass 4000 near Gainesville, FL.

Dr. Siraj Ul-Hassan Siddiqi, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Siraj Siddiqi's specialty is neurodevelopmental disabilities. Dr. Siddiqi (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He is especially interested in attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Dr. Siddiqi attended medical school at the University of Karachi. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Full Honors Scholarship for Medical College; Silver Medal awarded for academic excellence in final MBBS; and Academic Honors in Mathematics and Physics.

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Clinical interests: Attention Deficit Disorder

Dr. Peter Byung-Hoon Kang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Medicine
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Peter Kang, who practices in Gainesville, FL, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, and neuromuscular medicine. He is especially interested in myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Kang is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kang include: Human Values in Neurology Award, American Academy of Neurology; AMA Foundation Leadership Award; and History of Medicine Student Fellowship, Osler Library, McGill University.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Myasthenia Gravis, Muscular Dystrophy

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Paul Carney works as a pediatric neurologist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Zhao Liu, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Zhao Liu is a pediatric neurology specialist in Gainesville, FL. Dr. Liu's areas of clinical interest consist of seizures and electroencephalography (EEG). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Liu has received the following distinctions: Epilepsy Foundation of America Research Award, 1993 -1994; Doctorate with highest honor, University Louis Pasteur; and French Government Research Fellowship, 1990-1991. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Electroencephalography, Epilepsy, Seizures

Dr. John Anthony Nackashi, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. John Nackashi is a specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities. He works in Gainesville, FL. His clinical interests include cleft lip and palate. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nackashi attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He is affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Clinical interests: Cleft Lip and Palate

Dr. Suman Ghosh, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1600 Sw Archer Road; #100371
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Suman Ghosh's specialty is pediatric neurology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health). Before completing his residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County, Dr. Ghosh attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Ghosh is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Edgard Olbany Andrade, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1600 Sw Archer Road
Gainesville, FL
 

Dr. Edgard Andrade specializes in pediatric neurology. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Andrade's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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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.