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Our team at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers multispecialty clinics for patients who need to see several specialists in one visit.

How do I make an appointment?

Your child will need to be referred to our clinics by a physician who believes further evaluation for a neuromuscular disorder is appropriate.

What should I bring?

You will be contacted by a member of our team before seeing us in clinic. In addition to reviewing your child’s medical records and your returned caregiver questionnaire, we may have additional questions or ask that you bring certain medical documents with you or have them sent ahead of the visit.

Bring any requested medical documentation and the appropriate insurance information to the visit.

Is insurance accepted?

It is important to let us know of any changes with your insurance. We will need your most up-to-date information to get approval for medications and/or procedures.

It is your responsibility to know what is covered by your insurance policy. We will try to get all necessary approvals from your insurance company before your child’s appointment or procedure.

Our clinics include:

Our multispecialty team provides a specialized continuum of care that includes:

Learn more about cerebral palsy.

Our goal is to educate the public about the dangers of concussions. We help kids and teens safely return to school and sports after a concussion.

Learn more about our Concussion Program.

The Children’s Epilepsy Center specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children with difficult-to-control epilepsy. We care for approximately 2,500 pediatric epilepsy patients. Our physicians have completed extra certifications and training for epilepsy, and we offer advanced technology to help control epileptic seizures with minimal side effects. We use medical and surgical evaluation, in addition to a ketogenic diet based on the individual needs of each child.

The Children’s Epilepsy Center is recognized by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) as a Level 4 epilepsy center. We have the professional expertise and facilities to provide the highest level of medical and surgical evaluation, and treatment for patients with complex epilepsy.

Our EEG lab is accredited by the EEG Laboratory Accreditation Board of ABRET (LAB-EEG), which means we perform EEGs to the highest standards. We are the second hospital in Georgia and the 11th pediatric hospital in the country to achieve this accreditation.

We offer:

  • 24-hour Neurocritical Care Intensive Care Unit (ICU) monitoring
  • Intractable seizure evaluations
  • New and investigational drug trials
  • Morphometry
  • Video electroencephalogram (vEEG)
  • Psychosocial assessment and support
  • Intracranial monitoring and resection

Learn more about our Epilepsy Center.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with neuromuscular disorders. The MDA Clinic offers evaluation of children suspected of having nerve or muscle disorders and ongoing management of children with confirmed MDA-covered conditions.

Covered diagnoses include the following:

  • Muscular dystrophy: Duchenne, Becker, congenital, limb-girdle, myotonic, facioscapulohumeral (FSH) and Emery-Dreifuss
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Congenital myopathy
  • Metabolic myopathy
  • Dermatomyositis and polymyositis
  • Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy (Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease)
  • Myasthenia gravis and congenital myasthenia
  • Myotonia and periodic paralysis
  • Friedreich’s ataxia

The MDA Clinic offers multispecialty care to provide all relevant services to children with neuromuscular disease in a single visit. Services available through the MDA Clinic include:

Our Sickle Cell Disease Program focuses on prevention, treatment and follow-up care for patients with sickle cell disease and its complications. We offer innovative services, technology and research to manage—and even treat—sickle cell disease.

Learn more about our Sickle Cell Disease Program.

The Spasticity Clinic at Children’s uses a multidisciplinary approach dedicated to reducing and controlling spasticity in children. Children are evaluated and managed by specialists in pediatric orthopedics, physiatry, neurosurgery and physical therapy. The multidisciplinary team works together to provide the best treatment plan possible for each child with spasticity.

Services available in the Spasticity Clinic include evaluations for:

  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Botox injections
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump placement
  • Selective dorsal rhizotomy
  • Medication assessment
  • Orthopedic assessment
  • Neuro-rehabilitation assessment
Learn more about spasticity.

Our Spina Bifida Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children who have spina bifida.

The clinic offers multispecialty care to provide services to children who have spina bifida in a single visit. The team that sees patients in this clinic include:

We provide children and teens who have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury individualized, progressive treatment plans to help them succeed and reach their full potential.

Learn more about our Neurocritical Care Program.

In partnership with the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance, the Children’s Epilepsy Center offers the Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) Clinic. The first of its kind in Georgia, the TSC Clinic coordinates an annual visit with up to seven different physicians to help make sure patients with TSC have access to pediatric specialists. This thorough review is then provided to the patient family and the patient’s primary care physician.

The clinic offers multispecialty care to provide services to children who have TSC in a single visit. The team that sees patients in this clinic includes:

Learn more about our Epilepsy Center.

It can be an emotional and overwhelming experience when your child must see several specialists in order to receive his medical treatment. At Children’s, our No. 1 priority is to support you and your family however we can. Whether treating a toddler during an emergency or helping a teen through recovery after surgery, we make it our mission to provide the best care—and best experience—for every child. Family is a big part of your child’s well-being. Not only are you a vital member of your child’s healthcare team; you are a source of security and comfort.