AboutDr. Steven Shapiro, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Kansas City, MO, with other offices in Leawood, KS and Richmond, VA (and 1 other location). He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Child Neurology, Neurology and Pediatrics. Dr. Shapiro is affiliated with Children's Mercy South, Children's Mercy Hospital and VCU Health System. He speaks English.
Dr. Steven Shapiro has the following 3 specialties
- Child Neurology
Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.
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- Movement Disorders
- Primary Headache Disorders
Dr. Shapiro is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Children's Mercy South
5808 W 110th St
Leawood, KS 66211
Children's Mercy Hospital
2401 Gillham Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
VCU Health System
1250 E Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23298
- Memorial Regional
Bon Secours-Memorial Regional Medical
8260 Atlee Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
CJW Medical Center - Chippenham Campus
1401 Johnston Willis Dr
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
41 Years Experience
University of Pittsburgh
Graduated in 1975
University Of Wisconsin Hospital