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

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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, who practices in Tampa, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in neurodevelopmental disabilities and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital's residency program. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Pavan's hospital/clinic affiliations include All Children's Hospital and the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She has an open panel.

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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 area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Vazquez-Diaz accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vazquez-Diaz is affiliated with 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 specialist in pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital. Dr. Casadonte graduated from Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts 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. Ena Michelle Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ena Andrews' area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Dr. Wojas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is open to new patients. After attending Saba University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Steven Cohen practices pediatric neurology in Saint Petersburg, FL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Cohen is professionally 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.
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