Our faculty offer consultation services at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt by evaluating and working with patients and families dealing with illnesses, disorders, and conditions that involve the nervous system (brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles). The clinic and its associated diagnostic laboratories are located on the 9th floor of the Doctors' Office Tower at Children's Hospital.
Diagnostic tests available in the clinic include lumbar puncture, electroencephalography (EEG), and electromyography (EMG). The clinic schedules diagnostic imaging of the brain, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CT), with the Department of Radiology.
All patients must be referred by their primary care physician. Our division then works with patients and families—taking into account the patient’s individual needs and limitations—to offer the latest information and treatment options available for a variety of neurological conditions and disorders, including:
- Cerebral palsy
- Developmental delay or regression
- Disorders of gait and movement
- Epileptic seizures
- Poor muscle tone
- Tics and Tourette syndrome
- Weakness of one or more limbs
You may schedule, change or cancel and appointment by calling the central neurology appointment service at (615) 936-5536 between 7:30 a.m.and 5:00 p.m. Our receptionist will schedule or adjust your appointment. Please have available your child’s full name, date of birth, social security number, parents’ names, and home address.
Should you need to cancel after hours, you may do so by dialing the telephone number listed above. Please leave a message that states your child’s full name, date of birth, and a telephone number where you may be reached.
Use the link in the left margin to learn more about preparing for your visit.
Other Neurology Clinics
The Neuromuscular Clinic , sponsored by the Muscular Dystrophy Association of America (MDA), treats children with muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophies, and other genetic disorders of nerve and muscle.
The Neuro-oncology clinic is designed to evaluate and treat children with tumors of the brain and spinal cord.
Please note that the pediatric neurology clinic is not the appropriate clinic for evaluating or treating learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, or pervasive development disorders like autism. For questions regarding these conditions, please contact the Center for Child Development at 615.936.0249.
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