Dr Zsófia Laufer

Dr Zsófia Laufer

pediatric neurologist

What symptoms should you see a pediatric neurologist for?

Some common symptoms and complaints

– in infancy:           delayed motor development

cranial deformity

inadequate muscle tone

feeding problems

uncoordinated muscle or eye movements

– in childhood:       speech disorder

coordination problems

headaches

spasmodic activity

– in adolescence:  headaches

fainting spells

numbness of limbs

movement disorders

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“At my practice, I see patients from newborn age with neurological problems in addition to general infant and pediatric problems. After an initial examination, if necessary, I recommend development, further examinations and care. I also place great importance on a thorough discussion and planning of further actions in cooperation with the parents, and in the case of older children, with the child as well. If the child’s complaints prove to be of non-organic origin, the multidisciplinary approach provided by the Panoráma Polyclinic, the exploration of family and social relationships, especially the mother-child relationship, is crucial. As a mother myself, I think I feel close to the problems and uncertainties of new parents. I try to participate both as a doctor and as a mother and to create a supportive environment in my practices.”

Studies:

  • 2017 – 2020 University of Pécs SZTI – Specialist in Pediatric Neurology
  • 2012 – 2017 University of Pécs SZTI – Pediatric Specialist
  • 2011                   University of Buffallo, NY, USA – Year-long internship
  • 2006 – 2012 University of Pécs, Faculty of General Medicine – General Practitioner

Workplaces:

  • 2022 Firstmed FMC – Pediatric primary and pediatric neurological care in English and Hungarian
  • 2019 OKITI/OMIII – Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • 2012 – 2018 – University of Pécs, Clinical Centre, Pediatric Clinic

Other:

Our children’s storybook, related to a kitten living with a shunt (Gombolyag története – Egy shuntös kiscica meséje), which was drawn and written by Erika Bartos to our greatest delight, was published together with the Shunt Lives Foundation.

Language skills:

– English – upper level
– German – basic