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We found 6 pediatric neurologists who accept BlueSelect Essential 1452 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Mary Hinrichsen Pavan, MD
Specializes in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Internal Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
880 6th Street S; Suite 460
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Mary Pavan's areas of specialization are neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics; she sees patients in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Pavan's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Dr. Antonio Vazquez Vazquez-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Vazquez-Diaz's specialty is pediatric neurology. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazquez-Diaz honors. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vazquez-Diaz's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Anthony Casadonte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Casadonte is a pediatric neurology specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Casadonte honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Ena Michelle Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ena Andrews is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include the following: sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, All Children's Hospital, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, Headache, Cerebral ... (Read more)

Dr. Justyna Sylwia Wojas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Justyna Wojas sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialty is pediatric neuropsychiatry. Dr. Wojas is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Wojas's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2201 Central Avenue; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Cohen is a specialist in pediatric neurology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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.