Dr. Carla Enriquez

Pediatrics
Vineland, NJ
52 years experience female

Locations

Neurodevelopmental Medicine

Vineland, NJ

Address

1138 East Chestnut Avenue, Suite 1C, Vineland, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
10: Ten years old is usually considered the earliest age. Although there are documented cases of women younger than that going through menarche. Most wom... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Environment differs: Crowded, unsanitary living areas predispose to body lice, although anyone can catch them. Barracks, dormitories, refugee camps & the homeless are typ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Cholesteatoma refers to a growth pushing through areas of the ear drum & mastoid bone. Sometimes there is fatty substance inside, sometimes it's just... Read More
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Pediatrics 52 years experience
Ask doctor: Your doctor can teach you self examination of the breast. How to do it, when to do it, and when to have a lump checked out. There are devices that si... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not much: Fibroadenoma of breast won't cause systemic symptoms like malaise (feeling not well) fever, weight loss. Just causes local discomfort at the worst. A... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Lymph node worry?: Does your child have an enlarged lymph node that concerns you? How long has it been there? Where is it? How big is it? Is the tissue swollen around... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No. : Improve sleep hygiene, chrontherapy (moving hour of sleep back systematically), bright light therapy, or melatonin. Marijuana has shown little benefit... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Why would you smoke pot around kids? That's not a good parenting choice. There are no published studies assessing second hand marijuana smoke ingesti... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends : Bipolar disorder as usually depicted, is not helped with ot. If the bipolar is the result of brain injury, then ot may help.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Your tonsils will enlarge if you have strep but they will go back to normal after treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Gonorrhea takes several days to incubate before symptoms occur. Seems like you're being too frisky with your technique.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yup: Teenagers of this era love to modify their bodies any way they can, including shaving or waxing their hair wherever it may grow. I don't consider thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes: Oppositional, behaviorally disordered, defiant, children are more likely to become drug abusers in later life. Children with neuropsychiatric problem... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Pre-puberty: There is a difference between toughing one's penis as occurs inutero in infancy, and childhood and masturbation for pleasure, which occurs in early pr... Read More
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A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends on age: Bipolar disorder is serious, complex, & requires professional help. If your friend is a minor, you can help but with his parents' knowledge. If your f... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
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Pediatrics 52 years experience
Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature,... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: None of the standard medications for adhd are associated with suicidality in young children. Atomoxetine (strattera) has been associated with a slight... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends: That depends on the age of the kids, your health, and their need to know. Generally, an adult child should be aware of all significant family history... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not known: I am not aware of a sex-linked genetic causality for stuttering, although more men than women stutter. Wikipedia has an accurate entry on stuttering.... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes and no: Certain people are more susceptible to ptsd- such as people with anxiety disorders or depression, or a family history of same. Both of them are inheri... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Strep is seasonal: Streptococcal throat infections occur more commonly in colder months/seasons. So naturally, one will catch them more frequently in those months.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends: Swollen glands are usually felt in the neck under the jaw, and can be associated with many conditions, most of which are benign (not serious). If you... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not necessarily: Tics can be worsened by stress. So sexual abuse can trigger anxiety, and possibly tics. But motor movement disorders and tourette's are not caused by ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Minimal: Singlepositronemissiontomography uses radioactive materials to determine their metabolism in various organs. There is less risk to these injected mat... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
More. . .: In addition to dr. Kaplan's answer, understand that many PDD kids are unusual socially. They may be awkward, repetitive, often unable to understand "... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
It's a disorder: Bipolar disorder is a neurobiological disorder that is usually inherited. At its most severe it has extreme mood (depression, euphoria) swings, temper... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Doctor visit: Since both alternatives need medical attention, you should visit your doctor. Both can exist together. Shortness of breath is significant and should... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: According to amer acad peditrics practice guidelines for adhd, a doctor must recommend stimulant medication. The parents have ultimate say in what/ho... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Hydration: Your hydration status, prostate health, and frequency of ejaculation play a role in the appearance of the semen. White to light yellow is the normal ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Not likely: The mechanisms that undergird adhd, are unrelated to the processes of infertility. Unless one considers distractibility during sexual intercourse. B... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Maybe: Any number of neuropsychiatric conditions have restlessness or overactivity as symptoms. It's best to discuss this with your doctor. Btw if you're u... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Could have a problem: Anorectics have many medical problems, including susceptibility to infection and low intravascular volume (decreased volume of blood) and electrolyte ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
There ARE tests 4 it: Addis a neurobiological disorder, there are physical & neurodevelopmental findings. Synkinesiae, dysmetric eye movements, incoordination are easily fo... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Possibly: Homcystinuria is an inherited metabolic disorder that worsens with age, has psychiatric symptoms and may appear to be similar to autism. Homocystinur... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends : Treatemnt depends on the reason for the eating disorder. This could be counseling, nutritional advocacy, medications, hospitalization depending on sev... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Doctor or clinic: Your doctor or health clinic can take the proper specimens for chlamydia testing.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Adult acne: Your skin oil is clogging its ducts, attracting bacteria and leading to acne. This can be due to medication effects (such as steroids or androgenic m... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Should be equal. : Women are more often screened for chlamydia than men. With better diagnostic tests available, the incidence diagnosed in men is rising much faster th... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes in US. : According to the cdc, incidence of std including chlmaydia is higher among minorities. But this is more likely due to socioeconomic factors than racia... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Many: Some aspies need counseling, academic support or medication, some don't. It's very individual. What you should have is an experienced doctor & counsel... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Factor VII? : If you haven't the means or the insurance to cover these medications, please check with your state agencies to provide health care for the child. The ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
PPT: People places things that trigger desire to smoke. Like after dinner cigarette. Like smoking when you're having some beers. Like spending time with ... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Most ts patients have comorbidities (other disorders occurring with the condition) that may present as different behavioral or learning problems. Thes... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: No vaccine has been shown to cause autism. This has been studied exhaustively over the past decade. People became worried about vaccinating their chil... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Yes : Lbbb is the result of vascular compromise to the heart's conduction mechanism, acute or chronic. As such any agent that decreases blood flow like can... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Contagion from one: The head lice spread from person to person contact. Occurring more in early childhood because of laxity in personal hygiene in this age group. In thi... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Who knows? : Food cravings or aversions have been not been shown to correlate with a physiologic need during pregnancy or at other times. Maybe it's psychological... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Brain disease: Ts is a neurobiologic condition involving the thalamus in the brain, caused by inheritance, but occasionally by panda's. It's main symptoms are comple... Read More
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Recent research: A recently published study demonstrates the increased incidence of adhd in babies born to diabetic mothers. These children are 14 times more likely t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Depends on age : Your geographic location, the baby's pigmentation and age are important variables. Please discuss with your pediatrician.
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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
Dr. Martin Fried
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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