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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 physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Andrews's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Her professional affiliations include All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Andrews attended the University of Michigan Medical School. She 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. Justyna Sylwia Wojas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Justyna Wojas' area of specialization is pediatric neuropsychiatry. Dr. Wojas attended Saba University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wojas takes. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wojas's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Steven Cohen specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Cohen has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. 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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Dr. Antonio Vazquez-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Vazquez-Diaz is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Vazquez-Diaz 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. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children'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 specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Casadonte average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Casadonte honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Casadonte is professionally affiliated with All 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.
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