We found 4 pediatric neurologists who accept Medicaid near Tampa, FL.

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Dr. Sergio Jesus Jacinto, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Other
4507 N Armenia Avenue
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Sergio Jacinto is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. He has a special interest in back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacinto accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at MetroHealth Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Jacinto speaks Spanish. He 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: Headache, Peripheral Neuropathy, Nerve Conduction Studies, Back Pain

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

Dr. Jose Ferreira's area of specialization is pediatric neurology. Dr. Ferreira speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, the University of South Florida (USF) Health, and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Ferreira has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Maria Gieron practices pediatric neurology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gieron include concussion, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and headache. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Medical University of Warsaw, she performed her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Gieron is affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuromuscular Disorders, Headache, Concussion

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

Dr. Raymond Fernandez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. Dr. Fernandez is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Fernandez is conversant in 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: Neuromuscular Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy

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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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