Preparing for the Initial Visit
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time. Please bring the following items with you:
- Referral from your Pediatrician/Primary Care Physician.
- Name, address, phone, and fax number of your Primary Care/Referring Physician.
- Name, address, phone, and fax number of your Pharmacy.
- Copies of lab work, x-rays, MRI scans, etc. (If you do not have copies of the lab work/scans, please let us know and we will obtain copies on your behalf).
- All medications that are being taken.
- Your original health insurance card.
If there are behavioral/developmental issues, please also bring:
- A baby book with developmental milestones.
- Teacher reports from as many years as possible, including early elementary school.
- A written note from current teachers describing their observations.
- Copies (if any) of psychological or educational testing.
If unusual episodes are an issue:
- Video taping the event is very important.
- Also, observe whether the child can be brought out the of the episode by vigorously trying to get his attention.
What happens at the visit?
- First, we will ask about your child’s medical history.
- Next, we will perform a neurological exam. A neurological exam is similar to a physical exam with an extra emphasis on the functions of brain and nerves. We will take your child through a series of simple maneuvers to test strength, coordination, sensory perception, reflexes, etc.
- Finally, we discuss your child’s condition with you. We will go over the diagnosis, explain the need for further testing (if necessary), and implement an action plan to remedy the problem.