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Rubina Y. Bakerywala, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville 807 Children's Way Jacksonville, FL 32207 Appointment: (904) 697-3600

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Get to Know Me

Growing up in Bombay, I was a tomboy, the youngest in my family, and first to go into medicine. I’m fascinated by the vastness of neurology and the challenge of treating children who have epilepsy and other neurological disorders. It’s rewarding, a little like putting puzzle pieces together to come up with answers, and very satisfying.

Why I Treat Children

During my training, I always enjoyed pediatrics more than other fields – partly because I love children – and partly because it gives me a chance to establish a sense of trust with the whole family.

What I'm Passionate About

I like breaking new ground and doing what no one else has done before. I’m also passionate about ending child abuse, particularly Shaken Baby Syndrome. It’s heartbreaking, and I can’t understand why anybody would ever want to hurt a child.


I'm especially interest in conditions including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Headache disorders
  • Sports concussions
  • Movement disorders
  • Neurocutaneous syndromes
  • Febrile seizures 


How I Try to Make A Difference

When I treat a child with epilepsy, I do everything I can to educate family members and help them work through the fears that come with it. I also think it’s important to raise awareness about cerebral palsy and epilepsy in children in the way Michael J. Fox has raised awareness about Parkinson’s disease.

Education & Training


  • Neurophysiology/Epilepsy - New York University Medical Center, 2010
  • Child Neurology - Cohen Childrens Medical Center, 2009


  • Pediatrics - Cohen Childrens Medical Center, 2006
  • Pediatrics - Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center - Concourse, 2004
  • Pediatrics - Wadia Hospital for Children, 2001

Medical/Dental School

  • MBBS - University of Mumbai, 1999

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Epilepsy
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology
  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology/Child Neurology

Insurance Accepted

  • Accountable Health Plans PPO
  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriGroup GA MCAID HMO JAX/GA
  • AmeriGroup GA PeachCare For Kids Jax/GA
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Georgia Medicaid/Georgia Better Health/Peachcare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid HMO
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

  • Concussions
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches
  • Pediatric Movement Disorders
  • Seizures

Medical Interests

  • Clinical neurophysiolgy

  • Matoq, A. A., Rappoport, A. S., Yang, Y., O'Babatunde, J., Bakerywala, R., & Sheth, R. D. (2015). Anti-NMDA-receptor antibody encephalitis in infants. Epilepsy and Behavior Case Reports, 4, 99-101. doi:10.1016/j.ebcr.2015.07.005

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