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Dr. Ena Michelle Andrews, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Ena Andrews is a specialist in pediatric neurology. Clinical interests for Dr. Andrews include sleep disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and headache. Dr. Andrews is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sleep Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Muscle Diseases, Attention Deficit Disorder, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Antonio N Vazquez-Diaz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Vazquez-Diaz works as a pediatric neurologist. Dr. Vazquez-Diaz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at San Juan Municipal Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Vazquez-Diaz attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Dr. Joseph Anthony Casadonte, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
625 6th Avenue S, Suite 405; Department 7530
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Casadonte practices pediatric neurology in Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Casadonte a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with All Children's Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency.

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Dr. Justyna Sylwia Wojas, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
800 6th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Justyna Wojas' medical specialty is pediatric neuropsychiatry. She is professionally affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wojas honors. Dr. Wojas's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
2201 Central Avenue; Suite 200
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Steven Cohen practices pediatric neurology in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: Florida Super Doctors 2009 - Gulf Coast Edition. He is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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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