We found 8 pediatric neurologists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay HMO PD near Tampa, FL.

Dr. Jose Andres Ferreira, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 340
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Ferreira specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Ferreira's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Ferreira attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut for residency. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Jose Ramon Foradada III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 307
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Jose Foradada is a pediatric neurology specialist in Tampa, FL. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Foradada has a special interest in back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and headache. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Foradada's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Headache, Neck Problems, Peripheral Neuropathy, Concussion, Epilepsy, Back Pain

Dr. Maria A Gieron-Korthals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 200, Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gieron specializes in pediatric neurology. These areas are among her clinical interests: concussion, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and headache. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical University of Warsaw for medical school, Dr. Gieron completed her residency training at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Headache, Concussion

Dr. Ernesto Jose Millan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
5110 N Habana Avenue; Suite 1
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Ernesto Millan is a pediatric neurology specialist in Tampa, FL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Millan obtained his medical school training at the University of the Andes School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Millan speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Concussion

Dr. Raymond J Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2508 W Virginia Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Raymond Fernandez's medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Dr. Fernandez attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans for residency. His clinical interests encompass attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Fernandez is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Fernandez has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fernandez is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy

Dr. John Richard Gunderman, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
5106 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. John Gunderman's specialty is pediatric neurology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Gunderman focuses on back pain, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and spine problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at State University of New York (SUNY). Dr. Gunderman has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Pain

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17 Davis Boulevard; Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sagarika Nallu is a specialist in pediatric neurology. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Nallu graduated from Technical University of Santiago (UTESA).

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2nd Floor, Usf Department of Neurology; 2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Anne Csere practices pediatric neurology in Tampa, FL. She is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Csere takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.