PEDIATRIC EPILEPSY CENTER
Staffed by subspecialty trained Pediatric Epileptologists, the Pediatric Epilepsy Center employs state of the art diagnostics including digital EEG, long term ambulatory video EEG and overnight video EEG diagnostic suite with polysomnography capability. We thus offer the most options and flexibility in all of South Florida. We are experienced in all aspects of epilepsy treatment from medications to the vagal nerve stimulator and work closely with tertiary centers offering the ketogenic diet and epilepsy surgery. We also have one of the most active clinical research programs in pediatric epilepsy in south Florida to offer you the most up to date therapies available.
PEDIATRIC NEURODEVELOPMENTAL CENTER
Offering diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for conditions including attention deficit disorder, autism and related disorders, tics and Tourette syndrome, learning disabilities, developmental delay and cerebral palsy.
If you have concerns about your child’s development, click on the following links for screening questionnaires:
PEDIATRIC SLEEP CENTER
More than two-thirds of all children experience one or more sleep problems at least a few nights a week. Inadequate sleep in children may lead to other problems such as headaches, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning difficulties and growth failure. The Sleep Disorders Clinic offers expertise in diagnosis and treatment of all types of sleep disorders in children and adolescents ranging from simple insomnia and parasomnias to more significant medical conditions such as sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome and narcolepsy.
East Florida Research
Edwin Liu, MD
Through clinical trials we able to introduce new and innovative medications and treatments to the community. We take pride in providing the successful implementation of cutting edge treatments and technologies into modern medicine.
Visit our website for current studies.
Pediatric Headache Center
Up to 75% of children will experience a significant headache before the age of 15 years. Many of these will go on to have recurrent headaches. Fortunately, in most cases the cause of headaches are identifiable and benign. They commonly start as early as 4 years of age and are often mistakenly attributed to allergies, sinus or vision problems. In many cases, they can be significantly improved by simply learning to identify and eliminate possible triggers such as stress, sleep problems or diet.
Click below for a headache diary and a list of common headache triggers.
CONCUSSION AND MILD TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CLINIC
It has been estimated that for every concussion that occurs in the NFL, there are 5000 athletes in high school or younger suffering similar head injuries. This comes out to over 400,000 concussions per year. The short and long term consequences of these mild head injuries have only recently begun to be understood and appreciated. Returning to play too early can result in prolongation of symptoms as well as make the athlete more vulnerable to more serious or even catastrophic head injuries. We offer expert neurologic evaluation and testing for patients who have suffered a concussion.
Visit the link below to learn more about recognizing and managing concussions.