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We found 3 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 specialist in pediatric neurology. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Jacinto attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jacinto accepts. 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. Maria A Gieron-Korthals, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 200, Usf Department of Pediatrics
Tampa, FL
 

Dr. Maria Gieron is a pediatric neurology specialist in Tampa, FL. In her practice, she is particularly interested in concussion, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and headache. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. 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. Dr. Gieron takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a pediatric neurologist in Tampa, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez's areas of expertise include the following: attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Fernandez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans. He has received the distinction of Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.