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Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery Neuroscience by peisty474


									Pediatric Neurosurgery                                             possible standard of board certification in both general
                                                                   neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery.
Pediatric Neurosurgery is the branch of Neurosurgery that is
concerned with the disorders of the nervous system and its         Caring for a child with a neurosurgical problem is a team effort.
supporting structures in children. Children are not just           As the parent or guardian you are an essential team member.
miniature adults. They have unique physiology and problems.
                                                                   Pediatric Epilepsy
The specialty of Pediatric Neurosurgery is exclusively practiced
by approximately 140 surgeons in the United States. Board          We specialize in the comprehensive evaluation of patients with
certification in Pediatric Neurosurgery requires additional        difficult to treat epilepsy. Most patients can be treated
                                                                                                                                             Center for Pediatric
training and certification above that required for certification   successfully with medications, but they are patients in whom          Neurosurgery & Neuroscience                      Center for Pediatric
in general Neurosurgery (adult and pediatric). Typical             medications produce unacceptable side effects or are not able                                                      Neurosurgery & Neuroscience
neurosurgical cases that we care for are congenital                to control seizures. These patients are best served by a                                                           in affiliation with the University of South Florida
malformations of the nervous system, head injuries, epilepsy,      comprehensive epilepsy program where there are evaluated for
                                                                                                                                              880 Sixth Street South, Suite 310
spasticity, brain tumors, spine problems, and hydrocephalous       other treatment options such as surgical resection, ketogenic
                                                                                                                                                  St. Petersburg, FL 33701
amongst others.                                                    diet, or vagal nerve stimulation. We also provide consultations
                                                                                                                                                   Phone: 727-767-8181
                                                                   for the management of antiepileptic medications.
The five pediatric neurosurgeons that comprise the Center for                                                                                        Fax: 727-767-8030
Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience make it the largest         After you make an appointment, we will ask you to help us                                                                    Carolyn M. Carey, M.D.*
pediatric neurosurgery practice group in North America. The        obtain your previous evaluations. We need not only the                                                                         Sarah J. Gaskill, M.D.*
                                                                                                                                             Toll Free: 1-866-681-CPNN (2766)
practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery requires not only the           written records, but the actual MRIs of the brain and the EEG
                                                                   studies (usually on discs). Our evaluation includes an initial
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Arthur E. Marlin, M.D.*
services of surgeons but also the support of many other
                                                                   appointment where Dr. Winesett will examine the child and go               4600 N. Habana Avenue, Suite 2                     Luis F. Rodriguez, M.D.
subspecialists and midlevel providers. All of the
neurosurgeons, with the exception of Dr. Carolyn M. Carey are      over your child’s history. He will then personally review the                     Tampa, FL 33614
                                                                                                                                                   Phone: 813-872-1906
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Gerald F. Tuite, M.D.*
full-time faculty members employed by the University of            MRI of the brain and EEGs provided and decide if further
South Florida, College of Medicine, Department of                  evaluation is necessary. Further evaluation may include                           Fax: 813-872-6104                        S. Parrish Winesett, M.D.**
Neurosurgery. CPNN and the USF College of Medicine have            studies such as video EEG monitoring in our neuromonitoring
entered into and currently maintain an Affiliation Agreement       unit, repeating the MRI of the brain utilizing specialized                         Outreach Clinics:
to provide collaboration in the education and training of          epilepsy protocols, PET or SPECT scans, genetic and metabolic              Brandon, Lakeland and Ft. Myers
medical students and postgraduate physicians-in-training and       testing. Generally, further testing can be performed at All
the delivery of services to patients.                              Children’s Hospital. If the evaluation shows that one of these                                                               *American Academy of Pediatrics
                                                                   advanced epilepsy therapies would be helpful, these can also be                                                               *American College of Surgeons
These neurosurgeons have a cumulative practice experience
of more than 100 years of pediatric neurosurgical practice.        performed at All Children’s Hospital.                                                                                                  Diplomates
They also have published more than 200 scientific articles          We seek to provide state of the art therapy for epilepsy                                                                          *American Board of
and book chapters as well as several books. They have served       focusing on those patients that most need our help. We work                                                                        Neurological Surgery
as Chairman of Departments, neurosurgery training                  hard to keep your neurologist and pediatrician informed. Once                                                                      *American Board of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Pediatric Neurological Surgery
program directors, officers of national neurosurgery               the evaluation is complete and therapy is instituted, we will
                                                                                                                                                                                          **American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
organizations, and hospital administrative positions               return you to the care of your referring neurologist and
including CEO. All of these neurosurgeons meet the highest         provide advice as needed.
About Our Providers                                                        Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida. Dr.     Luis F. Rodriguez, M.D.         After completing his neurosurgical         different area hospitals from 2001 through until 2007. He now is an
                                                                           Gaskill is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric       training at the University of Michigan in 2004, Dr. Rodriguez moved        Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of South
Carolyn M. Carey, M.D. After completing her neurosurgical training
                                                                           Neurological Surgery. She is a member of the American Society of       to Salt Lake City to complete his Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship       Florida. He has written multiple academic chapters in pediatric and
at Temple University in 1989, Dr. Carey moved to Salt Lake City to
                                                                           Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons         at Primary Children’s Hospital at the University of Utah. He then          adult epilepsy. He is Board Certified in Adult epilepsy with a special
complete her Pediatric Neurosurgical Fellowship at Primary
                                                                           and the American Association of Neurosurgery. Additionally, she is     relocated to Florida in 2005 and is an Assistant Professor in the          competence in Pediatric Neurology. His practice is limited to the
Children’s Hospital at the University of Utah. During this time she                                                                               Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida in
                                                                           a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the                                                                                  evaluation of intractable epilepsy for advanced procedures such as
earned her MBA from the University of Utah. She then went on to            American Academy of Pediatrics. She is the author of over fifty        affiliation with Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery & Neuroscience.         surgical resection, vagal nerve stimulators, ketogenic diet, and
work at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine as an Associate          publications and co-author of the Handbook of Pediatric Neurology      He is a member of the American Association of Neurological                 complex medication management including experimental trials.
Professor of Neurosurgery until 2001 when she relocated to Florida         and Neurosurgery.                                                      Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Academy of
to join Florida Pediatric Neurosurgery, Inc. Now she is the owner                                                                                                                                                            Abbey Gjeldum, PA-C Received a Bachelor of Science in Biology
                                                                           Arthur E. Marlin, M.D. Dr. Marlin was in practice for 28 years in      Pediatrics and Tampa Bay Latin American Medical Society. His
and President of the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery &                                                                                                                                                                     from the University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign in 2004. She
                                                                           San Antonio, TX before coming to the University of South Florida,      primary neurosurgical focus is with spine issues in children.
Neuroscience. Dr. Carey is also an affiliate faculty member with the                                                                                                                                                         joined the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience after
                                                                           where he is a Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery. He also     Gerald F. Tuite, M.D. Dr. Tuite began practicing pediatric                 receiving her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the
Department of Neurosurgery at the University of South Florida. Dr.
                                                                           served as CEO of Methodist Children’s Hospital of South Texas from     neurosurgery in Florida in 1996 after completing his neurosurgical         University of Florida in 2008.
Carey is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric
                                                                           1998 to 2003. After receiving his medical degree from McGill           training. He returns to the University of Florida as an Associate
Neurological Surgery. She is a member of the American College of                                                                                                                                                             Heather M. Goodson, PA-C, ATC Received a Bachelor of Science in
                                                                           University, Dr. Marlin completed a surgical internship at the          Professor after a two year relocation to Charleston, South Carolina
Surgeons, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American                                                                                                                                                                   Exercise and Sport Sciences with a specialization in Athletic Training
                                                                           University of Minnesota Hospitals, followed by surgical residency at   where he served as the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at the
Society of Pediatric Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological                                                                                                                                                             and a minor in Health Science Education in December 2005 and a
                                                                           New York University Medical Center. Dr. Marlin is Medical Director     Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Tuite completed college at
Surgeons and the American Association of Neurosurgery. Dr. Carey                                                                                                                                                             Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in June of 2008 from the
                                                                           of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Tampa Children’s at St. Joseph’s          Washington University, medical school at Northwestern University
is also the Associate Director of Trauma at All Children’s Hospital.                                                                                                                                                         University of Florida. Heather has been working for the Center for
                                                                           Hospital. He is a member of American College of Surgeons, the          and then he received his general neurosurgical training at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience since August 2008.
Sarah J. Gaskill, M.D. A graduate of the University of Texas Health        American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Pediatric      University of Michigan. He then completed a combined spinal and
Science Center San Antonio, Dr. Gaskill completed a Surgical               Neurosurgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the           pediatric neurosurgical fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital         Flora Lam, PA-C Graduated in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science
Internship and Neurological Surgery residency at Duke University           American Association of Neurosurgery. He is a past Chairman of         for Children in London, England followed by a more specialized             in Dietetics and then in June of 2003 a Master’s in Physician
Medical Center. Her Pediatric Neurological Surgery fellowship was          the Pediatric Section of the American Association of Neurological      fellowship at Baylor where he focused on the surgical treatment of         Assistant Studies from the University of Florida. In addition to her
completed in San Antonio, Texas where she practiced until she was          Surgery. He is board certified in Neurological Surgery and Pediatric   children with brain tumors, brachial plexus injuries, and craniofacial     3 year experience as a PA in Critical Care Medicine Flora has been
recruited in June of 2006 as an Associate Professor in the                 Neurological Surgery.                                                  disorders. Dr. Tuite is board certified in Neurological Surgery and        affiliated with the Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery and
                                                                                                                                                  Pediatric Neurological Surgery and he is a member of all the major         Neuroscience since April of 2006.
                                                                                                                                                  neurosurgical associations, including the American Society of              Devon Truong, PA-C Received a Bachelors of Science in Biology and a
  Practice Information                                                   • Patients are responsible for arranging precertification/
                                                                                                                                                  Pediatric Neurosurgery.                                                    Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Florida
                                                                           authorization for the office visit.
  • Our office is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday through                                                                                                                                                                  and in June 2002 a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from the
                                                                                                                                                  S. Parrish Winesett, M.D. Dr. Winesett was in private Pediatric
    Friday. Please call during regular office hours for routine          • PLEASE KEEP APPOINTMENTS. If you are unable to come to
                                                                                                                                                  Neurology practice in Safety Harbor for six years before closing his       University of Florida. Devon has been working with the Center for
    questions and concerns. If you feel you have a neurosurgical           a scheduled appointment please notify the office at least 24
                                                                                                                                                  practice and doing an Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship through the            Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience since September of 2002.
    emergency after hours, please call the office and the answering        hours in advance. Keeping appointments is critical to our
                                                                                                                                                  University of South Florida and the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland,
    service will have the on call provider contact you. For life-          providing good care for your child as well as our other patients.                                                                                      All of our Physician Assistants are certified by the National
                                                                                                                                                  Ohio. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1989. He                 Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
    threatening emergencies call 911.
                                                                         • Your pediatrician coordinates your child's care. For general           did a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency at the
  • When you first come to the office you will be asked to fill out an     health concerns please contact your pediatrician.      Your            University of South Florida from 1989-1993 becoming Board                  Christine Hancock, Practice Administrator Has been with the
    information packet. A copy will be made of your insurance              pediatrician is in the best position to decide if specialty            Certified in both of these specialties. This was followed by a Pediatric   Center for Pediatric Neurosurgery and Neuroscience since
    card & ID. As a courtesy, we will file insurance forms for you.        consultation is necessary.                                             Neurology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee       December 2006. She has over 20 years of experience in healthcare
    Payment for services is expected at the time of service.                                                                                      from 1993-1996. He spent five years working in The VA system               with the emphasis in pediatrics. She is a member of the Medical
                                                                         • It is best to call before coming to the Emergency Room, unless         performing diagnostic neuromuscular testing and teaching residents         Group Management Association, Professional Association of
  • If diagnostic studies (x-rays, etc.) have been done prior to your
                                                                           you feel it is an immediate, life-threatening condition.               at the University of South Florida from 1996-2001.During this              Healthcare Office Managers, and a nominee with the American
    visit, the actual films or disc are needed to complete the
    evaluation. Copies of pertinent records should be brought as well.   • Write down questions you have about your child’s condition or care.    period, he also served as Associate Chief of Staff for Primary Care. He    College of Medical Practice Executives and a member with the
                                                                                                                                                  had a private practice in the Tampa Bay Area working at many               Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value & Education Society.

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