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We found 3 pediatric neurologists who accept Medicaid near Tampa, FL.

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Sergio Jesus Jacinto MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4507 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 876-4100

Dr. Sergio Jacinto specializes in pediatric neurology. His areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). The average patient rating for Dr. Jacinto is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacinto is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the East School of Medicine and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Jacinto speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems/Evaluations/Pain, Behavorial Health, Disability Evaluations, Headache, Nerve ... (Read more)

Maria A Gieron-Korthals MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 200, USF Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
(813) 259-8717; (813) 974-2201

Dr. Maria Gieron specializes in pediatric neurology and practices in Tampa, FL. In her practice, Dr. Gieron focuses on concussion, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and headache. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gieron honors. She attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw. For her residency, Dr. Gieron trained at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gieron is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Concussion, childhood electrophysiology, childhood epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders and headaches

Raymond J Fernandez MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2508 W Virginia Avenue; Suite B
Tampa, FL
(813) 878-2191

Dr. Raymond Fernandez is a specialist in pediatric neurology. He works in Tampa, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Fernandez's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. 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 is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans for his residency. Dr. Fernandez has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Muscle Disorder, Neuromuscular Disorders


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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.