Pediatrics – Neurology
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For Community Physicians: Working with You and Your Patients
The Pediatric Neurology Division and resident staff at Boston Medical Center have much to offer your patients who need neurological evaluation or care. The division has developed a well-orchestrated team approach to patient care, and we are happy to provide both expert first and second opinions.
We have extensive experience diagnosing and managing the full range of pediatric neurology disorders, including specific clinical expertise in seizure disorders and epilepsy and the many disorders that mimic seizures. Our comprehensive program includes six staff pediatric neurologists, an outstanding pediatric neurology nurse practitioner and a dedicated, skilled nursing staff that coordinates inpatient and outpatient care. Patients who are experiencing events that may represent seizures can undergo long-term simultaneous EEG and video monitoring in our inpatient unit, for periods ranging from one to five days. The Epilepsy Program is also participating in several investigational drug trials used for seizure management.
Other areas of special clinical expertise include evaluation of motor impairment and movement disorders, assessment of developmental delays, neurodegenerative and metabolic disorders, headaches and sleep disturbances.
Support for the Child and the Family Is Key
In cases where your patient needs to be hospitalized, the Pediatric Neurology Division’s Inpatient Care Coordinator will make the necessary arrangements for your child’s hospital stay at Boston Medical Center.
BMC’s Child Life Program is designed to work with our clinicians to help children and their families manage the stresses associated with illness, medical care and hospitalization. The Family Advocacy Program also provides child and family support and organizes community resources where needed.
Ongoing Communication with You
Pediatric Neurology Division staff is committed to maintaining excellent, comprehensive communication with you.
Facilitating appointments for your patients is always a very high priority.
- We make every effort to respond to phone calls promptly.
- We accommodate emergencies by maintaining urgent patient slots in the schedule to ensure that we are always able patients who need to be seen quickly for an initial evaluation or in follow-up.
- After we have seen your patient, we send a letter detailing our findings.
- We are happy to work with you to coordinate your patient’s ongoing neurological care.