Multispecialty Clinics

Our team offers multispecialty clinics for patients who need to see several specialists. These clinics let patients see several doctors in one visit.

How to make an appointment

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

What to bring

You will be contacted by a member of our team prior to 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.

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

Insurance

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 procedure.

Our clinics

Cerebral Palsy

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

  • Developmental pediatrics
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation, or physiatry
  • Orthotics and prosthetics
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech-language pathology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Case management
  • Social work

Learn more about cerebral palsy

Concussion

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

Epilepsy

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 advance technology to help control epileptic seizures with minimal side effects. We use medical and surgical evaluation, in additional to the 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 accreditation.

We offer:

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

Learn more about epilepsy

Muscular Dystrophy

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services for children with neuromuscular disorders. The MDA Clinic offers both 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, FSH, Emery-Dreifuss, etc.
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Congenital Myopathy
  • Metabolic Myopathy
  • Dermatomyositis/Polymyositis
  • Hereditary Motor & 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:

  • Neurology
  • Physiatry
  • Orthopaedics
  • Genetics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory 
  • Cardiology
  • Nutrition
  • Social Work
  • Adaptive Equipment Specialists
  • MDA Patient Service Coordinator
  • Patient/Parent Support Group
  • Newsletter Regarding Research Developments
  • Research Opportunities

Sickle Cell

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

Learn more about our Sickle Cell Program

Spasticity

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 orthopaedics, physiatry, neurosurgery and physical therapy. The multidisciplinary team works together to provide the best treatment plan possible for each child with spasticity.

Services available at the Spasticity Clinic include evaluations for:

  • Physical therapy 
  • Orthotics 
  • Botox injections
  • Intrathecal baclofen pump placement
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Medication assessment
  • Orthopaedic assessment
  • Neuro-rehabilitation assessment

Spina Bifida

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:

  • Neurosurgery 
  • Urology
  • Orthopaedic surgery 
  • Physiatry 
  • Social work 
  • Orthotic specialists 
  • Nutritionists

Traumatic Brain Injury

We provide children and teens with individualized, progressive treatment plans to help them succeed and reach their full potential.

Learn more about traumatic brain injury

Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

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 ensure patients with TSC have access to pediatric specialists. This thorough review is then provided to the patient family and to 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 include:

  • Cardiology 
  • Dermatology
  • Genetics
  • Nephrology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Radiology
  • Urology

Learn more about the Children's Epilepsy Center

Call 404-785-KIDS (5437) for more information.