Car Seat Safety Checks & Education
The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition will host car seat safety inspections at All Children's Specialty Care locations in the weeks ahead. A National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician will perform the inspection, which takes 20 to 30 minutes. Appointments must be scheduled in advanced at the phone numbers listed. Inspections are performed from 9 a.m. to noon.

September 3: All Children's Specialty Care of Manatee
Register at 941-925-6322
September 10: All Children's Specialty Care of Brandon
Register at 813-436-5932
September 17: All Children's Specialty Care of Lakeland
Register at 863-802-6605
September 24: All Children's Specialty Care of Pasco
Register at 727-834-5403
October 1: All Children's Specialty Care of Sarasota
Register at 941-925-6322

For Pinellas County residents: Parents and caregivers can phone 727-892-KIDS to find a car seat inspection location near their home. Pinellas County parents who cannot afford a car seat can register online at to participate in a class and then receive a car seat at a reduced cost of $20.

Dr. Tony Napolitano Receives Florida EMS Award
John Bixler (left), EMS Bureau Chief and Louise Bowen (right), ARNP, President, Neonatal Pediatric Transport Network Association (and ACH Director of Transport Services) with Dr. Tony Napolitano at the recent awards ceremony.
Congratulations to Dr. Tony Napolitano who received the Florida Neonatal Pediatric Transport Network (FNPTNA) Team Member of the Year Award on June 29. The award was presented at the State of Florida EMS Awards Ceremony.  Dr. Napolitano was recognized for his medical direction and many years of service to neonatal and pediatric transport. He receiveid the award from John Bixler, EMS Bureau Chief.

The Florida Neonatal Pediatric Transport Network (FNPTNA) is an organization whose mission is to ensure the provision of high quality and safe care during the transport process of critically ill infants and children.  The FNPTN recognizes an individual annually who demonstrates excellence and leadership in the field of neonatal and pediatric transport.

CME News
Practical Pediatrics @ All Children's Specialty Care of Brandon
Saturday, September 11,
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Advance registration at is required for this free CME program. Faculty and topics will include:

Childhood-Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology & Treatment
Eric Storch, Ph.D.
Trichotillomania and Tics in Children & Adolescents
Omar Rahman, Ph.D.
Autism Spectrum Disorders: Pharmacologic Therapies for Associated Symptoms
Mark Cavitt, M.D.
Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Review of their Nature & Evidence-Based Treatment
Gary Geffken, Ph.D.

All Children's Therapy Center of South Tampa offers pediatric speech-language pathology services, occupational therapy, physical therapy and applied behavioral analysis services.

The public is welcome to tour the Center at our Open House, check out one of our ACH transport vehicles and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities.

The newest All Children's Therapy Center is located on the campus of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, adjacent to our new affiliate, Sydney's School for Autism. The address is:

4518 S. Manhattan Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611.

Visit for driving directions and more information.

All Children's employees were out in force on August 7 at the 2010 Back to School Care Fair, sponsored by the Junior League of St. Petersburg. This event helped more than 2,000 children get prepared for school by providing free physicals, immunizations, eye exams, dental exams, backpacks stuffed with school supplies, books, a Safety Fair with free bike helmets, and access to community resources all in one convenient venue. "Buddy," the All Children's Community Education vehicle, was on hand as Safe Kids staff addressed bicycle and pedestrian safety. View more photos from the event.

Please Welcome These Physicians

Dima Sawalha-Turpin, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiology

All Children's Hospital and All Children's Specialty Physicians welcome Dima Sawalha-Turpin, M.D. to the Division of Pediatric Cardiology.

In June 2010, Dr. Turpin completed a fellowship in pediatric cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and LeBonheur Children's Medical Center in Memphis.

After graduating first in her medical school class at Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan, Dr. Turpin completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville. From 2000 to 2006 she was a primary care pediatrician in private practice and with the Hillsborough County Health Department, and was named one of America's Top Pediatricians by the Consumer Federation of America in 2009 and 2010.

Dr. Turpin's special interests include preventative cardiology and hypertension in obese children and teens. She is fluent in Turkish and Arabic.

Dr. Turpin will see patients at All Children's Specialty Care of New Port Richey as well as on the main campus of All Children's.

Drew Warnick, M.D.
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Drew Warnick, M.D. has joined Children's Orthopaedic & Scoliosis Surgery Associates, LLP and the pediatric orthopaedic surgery program at All Children's Hospital.

A graduate of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Dr. Warnick completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine at the Atlanta Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Upon completing his fellowship he was awarded the Charles M. Schwartz traveling fellowship and studied at the Adidas Sports Medicine Clinic in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Warnick's expertise and interest include pediatric sports medicine and problems of the hip in adolescents and young adults. His training includes arthroscopic surgery of the hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle, along with training in hip preservation techniques, including those amenable to treatment with surgical dislocation of the hip and the Ganz periacetabular osteotomy.

Dr. Warnick is board eligible and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Health Volunteers Overseas. His recent research includes measuring strain in the individual ACL bundles under large quadriceps forces and the arthroscopic treatment of multidirectional shoulder instability in young athletes. He will see patients in St. Petersburg, Tampa and at All Children's Specialty Care of Sarasota.

N. Elizabeth (Beth) Terry, M.D.
Pediatric General Surgery

All Children’s Hospital and All Children’s Specialty Physicians welcome Elizabeth (Beth) Terry, M.D., to the pediatric general surgery program.

A graduate of Mercer School of Medicine, Dr. Terry completed her general surgery internship and residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia (a Mercer teaching hospital). During her surgical residency she received numerous honors, including the Carl R. Boyd MD Resident Surgeon of the Year Award, Overall Outstanding Resident of the Year, Surgery Resident of the Year, and the Department of Surgery Resident Teaching Award.

Following critical care training at Children’s Hospital of Boston, Dr. Terry completed her pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

Dr. Terry is board certified in general surgery and board eligible in pediatric general surgery, with training in laparoscopic and advance miniature access surgery. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Terry joins All Children’s growing team of surgeons with experience in single incision laparoscopic repair surgery, an innovative technology that can be used on babies as small as four pounds. She and her colleagues at All Children’s are using this technique for cholecystectomy, appendectomy, ovarian cyst resection, splenectomy, fundoplication, inguinal hernia repair and diaphragmatic hernia repair.

Open for Enrollment:
Neuropsychiatry Clinical Trials @ Rothman Center
The Rothman Center for Neuropsychiatry is accepting patients in studies listed below. For more information or to refer a patient for one of these trials, please contact the Rothman Center at 727-767-8230.

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-controlled, multicenter Pilot Study of Extended release Guanfacine in Children and Adolescents with Tourette's Disorder.
This trial examines the effects and tolerability of the new extended release formula guanfacine, INTUNIV™, in youth ages 6-17 diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome or Chronic Motor Tic Disorder. The FDA has approved the new extended release formula for treatment of ADHD in this age group. Guanfacine is also frequently used for the treatment of tics or ADHD in children and adolescents. Participants have a 50/50 chance of receiving study drug or placebo in this 8-week study, with an optional 8-week extension for those who show a positive response to the study drug. Subjects who were randomly assigned to placebo and did not show improvement will be offered 8-week, open label treatment with guanfacine.

Quality of Life, Comorbidities, and Health Service Utilization in Youth with Tic Disorders.
Funded by the CDC, this study examines the quality of life of these youth, ages 6-17, and the impact of tic disorders on various aspects of family functions and challenges in daily living. Participants attend a one-time clinic visit to complete questionnaires related to tic symptoms, thoughts, behaviors and general functioning. They also complete an online daily questionnaire for one month to record their experiences that day and if these experiences were related to their tics.

Cefdinir for New Onset Pediatric Neuropsychiatric Disorders.
This double-blind, placebo-controlled trial will assess the efficacy of antibiotic therapy on symptom severity for children ages 4-13 years with dramatic onset of less than 2 years duration of anxiety, tics, and OCD symptoms. The primary goal is to compare antibiotic (cefdinir, treatment based on weight range) to placebo. The study involves 10 weeks of participation, followed by return visits every 4 weeks for a 3-month period after finishing the study drug to assess if the drug assignment influenced their course.

Living with Tics: Development and Pilot Examination of a Psychosocial Treatment to Improve Resilience and Coping in Youth with Tics.
Funded by the Tourette Syndrome Association, this study evaluates cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) to improve coping and resilience in youth ages 10-17 with tic disorders. Participants should have a diagnosis of chronic motor tics, chronic vocal tics, or Tourette Syndrome, and be impaired in their daily lives due to tics. The study provides 10 weekly CBT sessions free of cost. There is a 50% chance that youth will have to wait 10 weeks to receive CBT. Preliminary results from this study suggest that CBT can have a significant positive impact.

An Open-label, Multi-center, Two Phase, Sequential Design, Single and Multiple Dose Study to Assess the Safety, Tolerability, and Pharmacokinetic Profile of Extended Release Once-weekly Oral Formulation of Aripiprazole Administered to Children and Adolescents with Tourette's Disorder.
This study examines the safety and tolerability of an oral once-weekly extended release (ER) tablet of aripiprazole in youth ages 10-17 diagnosed with Tourette's Disorder. The purpose of this study is to see if it may help reduce frequent tics caused by Tourette's Disorder. Participants in this study should be experiencing frequent tics almost daily for more than a year, and be having difficulty in everyday life due to frequent motor and/or vocal tics. The study involves four weeks of participation. Those who qualify will receive study-related medical evaluations and investigational drug at no cost. Reimbursement for time and travel is provided.