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Dr. Freedom "fred" F. Perkins Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Freedom Perkins works as a pediatric neurologist and neurophysiologist in Austin, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perkins's areas of expertise consist of autism and epilepsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Perkins completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Research, Magnetoencephalography, Ketogenic Diet, Electroencephalography, Autism, Epilepsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dave F Clarke, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Dave Clarke, who practices in Austin, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Clarke include epilepsy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Overlook Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Clarke attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Clarke is open to new patients.

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Dr. Karen Cecilia Richards, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Karen Keough is a physician who specializes in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Keough is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Lindsay Erin Elton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard, Department of Neurology; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lindsay Elton's specialty is pediatric neurology. Her professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Northwest Hospital, and Seton Medical Center Williamson. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Elton studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at the University Medical Center Brackenridge for residency. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Dr. Jinfon Ong, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jinfon Ong is a pediatric neurology specialist. Dr. Ong obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Ryan Alexander Boeck, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Boeck is a specialist in pediatric neurology. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boeck is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Dr. Jeffrey S Kane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kane is a specialist in pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. He works in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Kane attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Dr. Michael Shane Reardon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurology
1301 Barbara Jordan Boulevard; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon works as a pediatric neurologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. He attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Reardon takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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What is Pediatric Neurology?

The nervous system is made up of the brain, spinal column, nerves, and muscles. It is what allows our brain and body to communicate with each other. Disorders of the nervous system are treated by a neurologist. When these disorders affect children or teens, they are treated by a pediatric or child neurologist.

Child neurologists have a special understanding of how the nervous system functions in a child’s growing body. Some neurological illnesses are rarely seen in adults, and others have symptoms that are different in children than in adults. Children’s developing brains and bodies can change quickly, and a pediatric neurologist is trained to quickly evaluate and manage symptoms before they cause future problems.

There is a very wide variety of disorders in pediatric neurology. Some issues, like seizures, are quite common, while others are very rare. A few examples of the problems treated by a child neurologist include:
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • Neurological disorders that cause physical disabilities, including cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy
  • Developmental movement disorders, such as motor delays or low coordination
  • Hydrocephalus, or fluid in the brain
  • Brain tumors
  • Social and behavioral disorders that originate in the brain, such as ADHD and autism (many, but not all pediatric neurologists offer this service)

To figure out what is happening in a patient’s nervous system, pediatric neurologists make frequent use of brain scans. These may be CT scans (computed tomography, which uses x-rays), MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging, done with radio waves and magnets), or PET scans (positron emission tomography, which uses small amounts of radioactive material). In addition, child neurologists may use:
  • Blood tests
  • Ultrasounds
  • Chromosomal testing
  • EEG (electroencephalogram, a test to measure electrical activity in the brain)
  • EMG (electromyography, tests to measure how well nerves and muscles work)
  • Developmental screening tests
  • Hearing and vision tests

It can be incredibly difficult for parents when their child is hurting or isn’t able to do things that other kids their age can do. A pediatric neurologist is a great resource to help kids with neurological disorders reach their full potential.
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