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Dr. Carla Enriquez

Pediatrics
Vineland, NJ
51 years experience female

Locations

Neurodevelopmental Medicine

Vineland, NJ

Address

1138 East Chestnut Avenue, Suite 1C, Vineland, NJ
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My office hours

Tuesday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
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Fax

8566967053

Insurances accepted

AmeriHealth

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

About

Bio

<ol><li>Chemistry Honors major in college.</li><li> Biochemistry research Boston University School of Medicine. </li><li>Chief Resident at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. </li><li>Strong interest in pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and drug interactions. Very interested in the biology of philosophy and ethics. </li><li>Special interest in physiology of learning, motivation, memory and learning disabilities. Research and clinical practice management of ADHD since 1980. </li><li>Practicing neurodevelopmental medicine with an interest in ADHD, LD, autism spectrum, childhood bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, and addiction medicine. <i></i> </li></ol>

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Pediatrics

General Practice

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Please use Plan B again, and please understand how contraceptives work and how they may fail. You need to be on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradi... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
You mean TWO yrs old: There are many variables in determining the age of onset of language. If he understands what you say to him, makers an attempt at speech or has older ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
May be significant : Low Complement levels may be nonspecific markers for autoimmune disorders. Other symptoms and clinical findings are needed to be able to adequately an... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Yes: Tremors or central nervous system symptoms and signs can occur in mononucleosis.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
If anxiety offset: You may need the assistance of your doctor to help discontinue weed, particularly if there is anxiety in the withdrawal package. There are simple non-... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
It is safe: This regimen is safe if properly managed by the prescribing doctor. Your dermatologist selected this particular antibiotic for a clinical reason, &am... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Blood type & match: A blood transfusion can mean several types of infusions (iv administration of fluids) for different problems. Whole blood, packed red cells, platelets... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
14 & 0: During the actual menstrual cycle, a woman cannot conceive. About 12-16 days later is when ovulation occurs, and fertility is at its height. Relying... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Device: Iud is "intra uterine device." a device of plastic or metal construction that is inserted in the uterine cavity for contraception.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Inflammation: Epiglottitis is any inflammation of the epiglottis (a mucus membrane covered triangular cartilage that covers the opening to the airway, or glottis). ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Maybe they don't: Emerging evidence from research in professional sports indicates that they may never heal completely, but may lead to mild traumatic brain injury synd... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See doctor: Basic biology tells us that if you eat more calories than you use, you gain weight. If you eat less calories than you use, you lose weight. Make sure... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
When? : Depends what other conditions are present. Were you a life long cigarette smoker? Do you work in a pulmonary hazardous occupation? Emphysema develops ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Local: The treatment for genital warts is prevention (hpv vaccine) or removal once you have them. Usually done by Podophyllin resin applied to the wart. G... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Only avoidance of foods and beverages that affect brain such as caffeine and chocolate. Some younger children react adversely to artificial red dyes,... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Hmmm: What's "borderline adhd?" a doc needs to assess the severity & intensity of a medical condition & make therapeutic decisions based on that clinical ju... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Crohn's?: Do you mean crohn's disease? If so, it isn't curable but can be managed well under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist. The causes are not clea... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Should they? : No they shouldn't, but they do. Neither should brothers, but they do. We call it sibling rivalry. It can last a life time.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: None of the medications used for adhd have been shown to cause heart problems. Most of the problems are rapid heart rate which are usually caused by ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Depends: Males get osgood-shlatter's three to seven times more frequently than females. The incidence among athletes is ~ 21%, among non-athletes is ~4%.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
See doctor: Pseudotumor cerebri is an acquired condition that mimics increased pressure on the brain, but is usually benign. The most common cause is excessive v... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Depends: It depends on the fertilizer and how you handle it. Some fertilizers can be dangerous to the fetus. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/8056207.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Abuse: Abuse is participating in an activity or use of a substance that is known to be harmful or from which you have been warned by competent authority to a... Read More
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Temporarily: Ped's are dangerous and give a temporary muscle boost. As soon as you discontinue the androgens your muscles will shrink. Additionally, there so man... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
If you need it, yes: A recent study of thousands of adult patients with adhd showed that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) & other stimulants were safe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not really: Trisomy 18 is a severe syndrome that significantly affects the brain and its development . A child with autistic like behaviors who has trisomy 18, i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Secondary infection: The infection was from an IV site? What was the IV for? Your sore throat could be a typical viral sore throat, coincidentally acquired while you were ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Probably not: Teeth infections are usually a local problem - poor oral hygiene, inherited or acquired tooth enamel problems, secondary to gingivitis, related to tob... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Zinc?: It may be just chance, or it may be a zinc deficiency that is treated with beef intake. Zinc is a micronutrient. That needs to be replenished daily.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not much: Be vigilant about typical mono symptoms (sore throat, fever, swollen glands lasting more than a week). Most likely you don't have to worry about catch... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
2-5 days: Strep throat infections are self limited usually lasting no longer than 5 days. Rarely, the strep can go to another part of the body setting up a 2nd... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Agree with above: See my health files for great information from the nih about migraines, their prevention and treatment.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Maybe: Depends on the stage you're in. Virus shedding occurs for variable periods up to many weeks.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Varies : Prospective studies (research done over long periods following the same patients) show about 65% of children with add persist into adulthood. This nu... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Usually not: By "strep throat symptoms, " i think you mean sore throat, fever, swollen glands, and tiredness lasting more than two or three days. These are not un... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Generally, streptococci do not cause std. However, impetigo and other skin infections can be caused by streptococci. So if you have a sore, scab or... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
It's viral: Neat experiments showed that most people had acute ebstein-barr infections (the offical name for mono) by the time they're 4 years old. So the few wh... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not at all: The predominantly inattentive subtype of adhd is the most common variety in males & females, therefore, it is likely to be present in any child with a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not at all: Autism spectrum children (pdd) are devastatingly effected by their neurotrauma. Adhd kids have a deficiency in executive brain function, but treated ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Varies: Children and adolescents can attempt suicide at any age but the most common is in pre-adolescence and adolescence. Younger children will often exclaim... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Depends: Adhd kids (ak) do well if they are doing what they want, not necessarily what their parents want. The rigors of practice frequently turn off an ak if ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Likely to, yes : Mj interferes with frontal lobe function, and has been shown to decrease iq by 8 points. If you have learning disabilities, this may be too much of a... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: Tics can be worsened or brought out by medications, but are not then called tourette's syndrome (ts). Ts is present before any medications are used. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Indirectly: If you survived your drug use, you will likely have no problems as a consequence with your children. Persistent drug use as a parent will harm your c... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Actually, hmmm: Not in a strict medical sense, no. But a major problem with adhd kids is their inability to process information efficiently, be attentive to it, and ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not really: Selective mutism implies normal speech and language in certain "safe" settings, and a voluntary resistance to speaking in other "frightening" settings... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Unanswered: Some studies point to an association, while other see no correlation. The american academy of pediatrics warns against excessive electronic media expo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetit... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Good question: That is a difficult one to answer. The actual incidence of "emotional" abuse is not easily obtainable, since it isn't "reported." the consequences of... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Takes a professional: An attempt means that someone tried to actually kill themself. A gesture is posturing about the action. We are very concerned if someone has a plan f... Read More
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Mar 20, 2013
Dr. Enriquez is an expert in Adolescent medicine and she is known for her experince and skills to diagonse and treat Learning disability, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, Eating disorders, Dextroamphetamine a...Read More
Sep 8, 2012
The best there is in developmental pediatrics. A true old school physician who is adept at combining the most comprehensive physical and mental exam techniques to arrive at accurate diagnoses. The bes...Read More
Nov 7, 2014
He is an expert on Learning disability, ADHD, Tourette syndrome, Dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine, Adderall. Serving children with attention defecit on the health tap community is praisewort...Read More
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Thank u, i have applied for disability due to the frequrncy and severity of my headaches, i do have a lot of other medical issiues including depression, anxiety, OSA, insomnia, hypertension, GERD, IB...Read More
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Thanks. I will seek second opinion with an endocrinologist. Hopefully I can get to the root of the cause for my raised TSH. Once again, thanks a lot. I didn't know there was a new normal. Lab test ran...Read More
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THank you Dr. Enriquez for your input. I will definitely look into this. It's comforting to know that this disease is treatable despite its risk of turning cancerous. I appreciate your help!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Boston University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1971MD

Residency

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Awards

People's Choice Awards 2008 - 2012
Top Doctor, Second Place, Camden, NJ - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, New Jersey - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Director of Neurodevelopmental Medicine
American Academy of Pediatrics.
American Society of Addiction Medicine
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