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Dr. Jason Adler

Pediatric Critical Care
Hollywood, FL
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Hollywood, FL

Address

4050 D Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Aetna

Cigna

Humana Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

Medicaid

Coventry Health Care

Tricare

About

Bio

Jason Adler MD, MBA is a member of Pediatric Critical Care of South Florida, PA, a group of health care providers dedicated to the care of critically ill, injured, and medically complex children. Dr. Adler serves as the Medical Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital in Hollywood, FL. He is board-certified in pediatric critical care medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Adler completed medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA. He completed residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children's Memorial Hospital/Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. Dr. Adler is a certified physician executive, and in addition to general intensive care, special interests in pediatric sedation, family centered-care, and quality improvement.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pediatric Critical Care

Pediatrics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

207 Answers
72 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: People with cardiomyopathy vary by type of cardiomyopathy and by how much (if at all) their heart function is compromised. Before beginning any exerci... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Anatomy changes: As fetuses mature, the anatomy of an area in the brain called the germinal matrix changes. That area is rich in blood vessels called capillaries that ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Talk to doctor: This question is too difficult to answer in isolation. Many variables such as the patient's age, underlying medical condition(s), baseline level of re... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Athlete: The american academy of pediatrics and american heart association have screening guidelines for athletes. If you have a family history of hypertrophic... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Inhalation: Certain cookstoves can produce carbon monoxide in amounts that can lead to acute carbon monoxide poisoning, which can result acutely in nausea, vomiti... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Interchangeable: The terms are essentially interchangeable. Critical care and intensive care are both used to describe a unit or medical specialty in which seriously i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Morbidity rate 40%: While the mortality rate of appropriately treated bacterial meningitis is about 5%, the chance of morbidity (complications) is up to 40%. The change o... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Pulmonary function: Pulmonary function testing generally requires a person to sit in a booth and breathe through a mouthpiece. A machine analyzes the flow and volume of a... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Depends upon type: Botulism types include food-borne, wound, and infant. To prevent food-borne, the most common type, avoid home canning of foods and store foods properl... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Hard to know: It is hard to know if people in a coma can hear you. Health care providers often encourage family members to interact with their loved one in appropri... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: Hypothermia can occur in temperature exposures of 50f or higher in wet and windy weather. Certain factors can predispose people to developing hypother... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Audiometry: The audiometry test measures the ability to hear different sounds, pitches or frequencies. The test occurs in a quiet soundproof room. Headphones are ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
See physician: Urinating that frequently is unusual. You should see a physician to have an evaluation of your symptoms. There are potential issues other than just de... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Potential for harm: The carbon monoxide as well as other byproducts of cigarette smoke can be harmful. People exposed to second hand tobacco smoke can develop symptoms of... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Body cast: Body casts are usually created with that in mind so you should be able to void. The bigger problem is mobility, and you will want to ask your doctor i... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Body cast: Body casts are usually created with that in mind so you should be able to void. The bigger problem is mobility, and you will want to ask your doctor i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Yes: A concussion is a traumatic injury to the brain that typically results from a blow to the head, and may or may not result in the loss of consciousness... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Bronchiolitis: Typically, treatment for bronchiolitis is supportive. Patients may be offered a trial of albuterol nebulizer therapies to help ease work of breathing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Outcomes vary: Most cases of encephalitis are caused by viruses, and most cases resolve on their own with patients experiencing minimal to no symtpoms. However, more... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Generally not: Psychological 'stress' is not known to be a direct cause of encephalitis which is inflammation of the brain. However, our overall state of well-being ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Dry drowning: The entity of dry drowning is not something that has been reliably verified as a clinical entity. If your child choked on water in the bath tub while... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Miller Fisher: Miller fisher syndrome is a variant of a rare, acquired disease that affects nerve function. The disease involves muscle weakness, eye weakness, and a... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Pulmonary stenosis: Treatment for pulmonary valve stenosis varies depending upon the severity of stenosis and symptoms, and whether this is an isolated finding or there a... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Seizures: Pyridoxine or vitamin b6 is used to treat these seizures. This is an unusual form of seizure in an infant that is difficult to control. The hallmark i... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
MVP: Mitral valve prolapse generally does not produce severe frequent stabbing chest pain. If this is occurring you should seek immediate medical attention... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Encephalitis : Signs and symptoms of encephalitis in children may include fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck or back pain, lethargy, weakness, unsteady gait, conf... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Blood donation: It takes anywhere from about 30 to 60 days for red blood cells to be replaced by the body after donation. Plasma is repleted by the body after about 3... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Croup: Generally speaking, therapy for most cases croup is supportive meaning that the disease (usually a virus) must run its' course. Over-the-counter cough... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Some patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may have no symptoms and live a normal lifespan, while others may have progressive deterioration over a... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Endocarditis: It is estimated that about 2/3 of the cases of endocarditis are caused by streptococcal bacteria. Streptococcal bacteria causing endocarditis include ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
MVP: I am assuming that you mean mitral valve prolapse. Generally, mitral valve prolapse in and of itself does not produce leg swelling.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Varies: Different bacteria produce bacterial meningitis, so there is not a universal answer to this question. Nevertheless, usually close contact with human s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Fever: Fever is generally considered to be a temperature of 38 degrees celcius (100.4f) or higher. Having a lower basal temperature may not necessarily chang... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Certification: Each state and each hospital has its' own set of requirements for nurses to work in an intensive care unit. To find out more about this you can contac... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Trauma: Flail chest is caused by trauma to the chest, typically blunt force injury. The ribs are broken with this injury creating a situation in which it can ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Shock: Hypovelemic shock can cause renal failure from either the body conserving free water due to severe dehydration and producing a low volume of highly co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Vaccination: There are certain vaccines that are aimed to prevent meningitis, but I am not aware of a vaccine to prevent brain inflammation.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Shaken baby syndrome: This question would likely best be addressed by an attorney and might vary from state to state.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Seizures: Infections such as encephalitis or meningitis, vasculitis or cerebritis from autoimmune conditions like lupus, certain toxidromes, metabolic problems,... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Septic shock: Septic shock can be fully recovered from without long term problems. However, depending upon the comorbid conditions and complications experienced dur... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Viral meningitis: Viral meningitis can produce a wide variety of medical problems. Some patients are relatively asymptomatic, whereas others require hospitalization for... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (hcm) can be familial. So, yes, there are children of parents with hcm who also have hcm. If this is the case in your fami... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Clinical diagnosis: Meconium aspiration syndrome is a diagnosis made upon clinical grounds. Factors that contribute to the diagnosis may include history and examination o... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Lung 'rest': Hyaline membrane disease (hmd) or neonatal respiratory distress syndrome (rds) is usually a disease of premature babies which may limit the feasibilit... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Clinical acumen: Making a diagnosis is one of the most important things that physicians do. With respect to hmd (hyalin membrane disease), there are certain factors th... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Varies: It is difficult to reliably predict how long your child will require oxygen therapy if diagnosed with bpd. This depends upon the severity of the bpd a... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Very good: A screening head ultrasound (hus) in a premature infant is a very good test to detect the presence of intraventricular hemorrhage (ivh). If an ivh is ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
No: Anoxia refers to a lack of oxygen often in the context of anoxic brain injury. While this is not 'inherited' in the sense of coming from one's genetic... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Viral URI: Most upper respiratory infections (URI) are viral. Treatment is supportive and most people can be cared for at home. Supportive therapies may include ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 25 years experience
Can be uncomfortable: While sepsis is not classically thought of as painful by itself, patients with sepsis can require painful interventions such as central venous cathet... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Adler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Adler is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Have docs from the best Childrens Hospital in the country on our team & in regular contact. But thanks, most if my questions are "too difficult"... Wish we could find more answers here on the ground s...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I developed a virus in late Sept from a widespread virus in Jamaica called chickv . I am wondering if this caused the numbness afterwards.
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Went to a specialist. Cataplexy...sounded far fetched but after research. Narcolepsy is the diagnosis. Doctor was way off!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University School of Medicine, MA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL NMC

Awards

AMA Physician Recognition Award
FAAP, American Academy of Pediatrics
FCCP

Affiliations

American Academy Of Pediatrics (Florida Chapter)
Society Of Critical Care Medicine
American College Of Chest Physicians
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