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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4710 N Habana Avenue; Suite 307
Tampa, FL
(813) 874-2000

Dr. Jose Foradada's specialty is pediatric neurology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Foradada's clinical interests: back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and headache. He is in-network for AvMed, CIGNA, Aetna, and more. Before completing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Foradada attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Foradada's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Epilepsy, Headache, Neck Procedures, Peripheral ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5106 N Armenia Avenue; Suite 5
Tampa, FL
(813) 879-7816

Dr. J. Gunderman is a specialist in pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Gunderman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gunderman include back pain, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and spine problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Cross are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gunderman honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. Dr. Gunderman 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: Attention Deficit Disorder, Back Problems/Evaluations/Pain, Behavorial Health, Spine Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
4507 North Armenia Avenue
Tampa,

Dr. Sergio Jacinto practices pediatric neurology. Patient ratings for Dr. Jacinto average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jacinto's clinical interests: back pain, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve conduction studies (NCS). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Dr. Jacinto takes Coresource, Amerigroup, and Amerigroup Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Jacinto attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 340
Tampa, FL
(813) 873-7367

Dr. Jose Ferreira is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Ferreira accepts Medicaid insurance. He has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
5110 North Habana Avenue
Tampa, FL
(813) 448-6755

Dr. Ernesto Millan is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Joseph's Women's Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of the Andes School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Millan is rated highly by his patients. He honors Medicaid insurance.

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Clinical interests: Sports Medicine Concussion Management Program

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

Dr. Raymond Fernandez sees patients in Tampa, FL. His medical specialty is pediatric neurology. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Grady Memorial Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Fernandez include attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), epilepsy, and cerebral palsy. Patient ratings for Dr. Fernandez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fernandez accepts AvMed, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. 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: ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Delay, Epilepsy, Muscle Disorder, Neuromuscular Disorders

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2508 W Saint Isabel Street
Tampa, FL
(813) 876-3783

Dr. Radhakrisha Rao is a pediatric neurologist. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Rao obtained his medical school training at Mahadevappa Rampure Medical College, Gulbarga and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Kannada, and Tamil.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 340
Tampa, FL
(813) 873-7367

Dr. Elizabeth Chung is a Tampa, FL physician who specializes in pediatric neurology. Dr. Chung accepts Medicaid insurance. She studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
17 Davis Boulevard; Suite 200
Tampa, FL
(813) 259-8717; (813) 974-2583

Dr. Maria Gieron-Korthals' specialty is pediatric neurology. She accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Kings County Hospital Center, and a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Gieron-Korthals attended medical school at Medical University of Warsaw. In addition to English, Dr. Gieron-Korthals speaks Polish. Dr. Gieron-Korthals is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: EEG & EMG Studies

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
508 South Habana Avenue; Suite 340
Tampa, FL
(813) 873-7367

Dr. Carmen Ferreira is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Dr. Ferreira speaks Spanish. Her education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. She accepts Medicaid insurance.

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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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