Carl R. Barr, DO, is a board-certified pediatric neurologist with Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and has extensive experience and training treating children with neurological disorders. He has a passion for caring for children and strives to make each child’s visit as informative and helpful as possible.
When to See a Pediatric Neurologist
Children with neurological disorders benefit greatly from proper diagnosis and treatment by an experienced pediatric neurologist such as Dr. Barr. Often the first sign of a neurological problem is when a child begins to experience tremors, seizures, changes in reflexes, severe headaches, muscle rigidity and delays in developmental milestones. An accurate diagnosis can make a difference in a child’s quality of life today and tomorrow.
Neurological disorders in children may be present at birth (congenital), or they can develop as a child grows. While all neurological disorders involve the brain, nerves or spinal column, symptoms may vary greatly depending on the condition. These include:
- Autism spectrum disorders
- Brain and nervous system tumors
- Childhood epilepsy and seizures
- Congenital brain anomalies including hydrocephalus
- Concussion and head injuries
- Developmental delays
- Headaches and migraines
- Neonatal seizures
- Neurocutaneous syndromes: Neurofibromatosis, Tuberous Sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Metabolic diseases affecting the nervous system
- Multiple sclerosis
- Spasticity/Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
Dr. Barr’s Training
Dr. Barr earned his doctor of osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the National Capital Consortium in Bethesda, Maryland, through the United States Navy.
About Dr. Barr
Dr. Barr proudly served his country for 29 years in the United States Navy, including a tour during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and retired as a lieutenant commander.
He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Neurology, Child Neurology Society, and the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA). Dr. Barr also donates his time to organizations such as United Cerebral Palsy of Central Florida, Foundation for Foster Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Wounded Warrior Project.