Saturday, February 13, 2016

Telemedicine for Pediatric Neurology - Texas Patients

 This is an expanded  service for slected NEW and established patients.  Call our office for details. - JR

Telemedicine for Pediatric Neurology


By entering our practice telemedicine site, you agree that you have read, understand and agree to our policies, including the telemedicine policies.

Step 1 - Complete all forms. Click on Links below for patient forms

​Step 2 - Make sure that your computer has: a recent edition of the following browsers: Firefox or Chrome. These browsers are free but take time to download and install. 

Step 3 Check that your computer has a working microphone and camera

Step 4 - Check with our office 1-2 days before the schedule visit.

​Step 5 - Log on using your computer and high speed internet 10 minutes before the visit. 

​Having Problems with the TM software, CLICK HERE


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Online Seizure sSopwatch.


Timing a seizure? Taking a pulse?

Use this stopwatch !

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

What is the wait-time to be seen in a PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM in South Texas or Corpus Christi area for seizures, headaches, concussion or other neurologic problems?

ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.

What is the wait-time to be seen in a PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM  in South Texas or Corpus Christi area for seizures, headaches, concussion or other neurologic problems?

Woman's Hospital of Texas
 Neurology



The pediatric neurologists at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Center are board-certified specialists experienced in treating children with a variety of brain, nerve and spinal cord concerns. Many patients require close follow-up and ongoing care throughout childhood and adolescence. Our team provides a continuity of care not available outside of a pediatric specialty hospital.
We pair the top pediatric neurologists in the Houston area with state-of-the-art facilities and medical equipment designed for children. You can be assured our doctors will provide your child with the best possible care in a comfortable, family-centered environment. Our services include:
  • Progressive treatment plans delivered on a inpatient or outpatient basis
  • State-of-the-art genetic testing
  • On-site radiology and imaging, including EEG and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), board certified anethesiologist are available if your child needs to schedule an MRI under anethesia
  • NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) to provide round-the-clock intensive care
  • Pediatric Medical & General Surgical hospital unit for hospitalization with less serious neurologic disorders
No matter what the neurologic needs of our pediatric patients, you can be assured that our entire staff at The Pediatric Center in Houston will provide compassionate, individualized, expert care for your child. It is the hallmark of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

Neurological Conditions in Children

Pediatric neurology treats disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout children’s bodies. Neurological disorder can also affect the muscles and the involuntary nervous system that controls the heart, lungs and other organs.
Some neurological disorders in children are developed during pregnancy. Others are inherited. They may also occur during birth or later in childhood. Children who have a neurological disorder may have difficulty with one or more of the following:
  • Movement
  • Thinking
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Awareness

How Common are Neurological Disorders in Children?

Pediatric neurological disorders are far more common than many people think. For examples, in the United States:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in every 68 children
  • Cerebral Palsy affects about 3 in every 1,000 children
  • Epilepsy affects about 10 in every 1,000 children
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) affects about 34 in every 1,000 children
  • Traumatic Brain Injury affects about 103 in every 1,000 children

Childhood Neurological Conditions Treated at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Center

Pediatric neurologists at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Center treat the compete range of neurologic disorders, including:
  • Headaches and migraine disorders
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Concussion and head injury (not requiring surgery)
  • Sleep disorders including sleepwalking and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Infections including encephalopathy and meningitis
  • Autism and pervasive child development disorders
  • Developmental delays such as speech, language or thinking ability
  • ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Visual or hearing impairments
  • Nerve and muscle disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral palsy
  • Movement disorders (tics, Tourette syndrome, chorea)
  • Spina bifida
  • Brain tumors
  • Birth defects
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Intellectual disability
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Tinnitus (constant ringing or other sounds in the ear)
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord compression

Find a Pediatric Neurologist

Find a board-certified pediatric neurologist. Plus, schedule an appointment online. Search & Schedule

Thursday, February 04, 2016

How long will I wait to be seen in a PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM in Houston?

ER wait times are approximate and provided for informational purposes only. If you are having a medical emergency, call 9-1-1. What is the wait-time to be seen in a PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY ROOM by attending physicians in Houston area for seizures, headaches, concussion or other neurologic problems?


Woman's Hospital of Texas
 Neurology


The pediatric neurologists at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Center are board-certified specialists experienced in treating children with a variety of brain, nerve and spinal cord concerns. Many patients require close follow-up and ongoing care throughout childhood and adolescence. Our team provides a continuity of care not available outside of a pediatric specialty hospital.
We pair the top pediatric neurologists in the Houston area with state-of-the-art facilities and medical equipment designed for children. You can be assured our doctors will provide your child with the best possible care in a comfortable, family-centered environment. Our services include:
  • Progressive treatment plans delivered on a inpatient or outpatient basis
  • State-of-the-art genetic testing
  • On-site radiology and imaging, including EEG and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), board certified anethesiologist are available if your child needs to schedule an MRI under anethesia
  • NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and PICU (Pediatric Intensive Care Unit) to provide round-the-clock intensive care
  • Pediatric Medical & General Surgical hospital unit for hospitalization with less serious neurologic disorders
No matter what the neurologic needs of our pediatric patients, you can be assured that our entire staff at The Pediatric Center in Houston will provide compassionate, individualized, expert care for your child. It is the hallmark of The Woman’s Hospital of Texas.

Neurological Conditions in Children

Pediatric neurology treats disorders of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord and nerves throughout children’s bodies. Neurological disorder can also affect the muscles and the involuntary nervous system that controls the heart, lungs and other organs.
Some neurological disorders in children are developed during pregnancy. Others are inherited. They may also occur during birth or later in childhood. Children who have a neurological disorder may have difficulty with one or more of the following:
  • Movement
  • Thinking
  • Seeing
  • Hearing
  • Speech
  • Awareness

How Common are Neurological Disorders in Children?

Pediatric neurological disorders are far more common than many people think. For examples, in the United States:
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) affects about 1 in every 68 children
  • Cerebral Palsy affects about 3 in every 1,000 children
  • Epilepsy affects about 10 in every 1,000 children
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) affects about 34 in every 1,000 children
  • Traumatic Brain Injury affects about 103 in every 1,000 children

Childhood Neurological Conditions Treated at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Center

Pediatric neurologists at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas Pediatric Center treat the compete range of neurologic disorders, including:
  • Headaches and migraine disorders
  • Epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • Concussion and head injury (not requiring surgery)
  • Sleep disorders including sleepwalking and obstructive sleep apnea
  • Infections including encephalopathy and meningitis
  • Autism and pervasive child development disorders
  • Developmental delays such as speech, language or thinking ability
  • ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder)
  • Visual or hearing impairments
  • Nerve and muscle disorders including multiple sclerosis (MS) and cerebral palsy
  • Movement disorders (tics, Tourette syndrome, chorea)
  • Spina bifida
  • Brain tumors
  • Birth defects
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Intellectual disability
  • Guillain-Barre syndrome
  • Neuropathy
  • Pain
  • Tinnitus (constant ringing or other sounds in the ear)
  • Tethered cord syndrome
  • Spinal cord compression

Find a Pediatric Neurologist

Find a board-certified pediatric neurologist. Plus, schedule an appointment online. Search & Schedule



Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Are there scholarships for people with epilepsy? More epilepsy scholarship information here.

More epilepsy scholarship information here from the Epilepsy Foundation
Scholarships are offered with a variety of criteria to a vast pool of candidates. For people with epilepsy or their family members, there may be special scholarships just for you. Scholarships can be offered for any level of education but are generally given for assistance in college or graduate school. At this time, the National Office does not have the resources to offer general scholarships. However, below you will find a list of other scholarships.
HEATH provides information on post-secondary education for students with disabilities, including information on financial aid resources. Write or telephone:
2121 K Street, N.W. Suite 220
Washington, DC 20037
 www.heath.gwu.edu
Federal Student Aid Information Center
Washington, DC Tel:  1-800/433-3243
 http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Affiliates

Some affiliates offer scholarships for education or summer camps. This is not a complete list, so please contact your local affiliate for scholarships offered in your area.
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Scholarships For People With Autism

Many scholarships for people with autism are Available - JR


Autism Related Scholarships

Find Financial Aid for College

Financial aid addresses the needs of wide-ranging college students, each with his or her own higher education dream.  General funding, from theFederal Government, opens doors for the masses, but there are additional resources available for specific student groups.  Minorities, women and certain other members of the student body garner individual attention from benefactors committed to increasing their ability to succeed in college.
College students facing unusual disadvantages are assisted by advocacy groups, educational foundations and government agencies working on their behalf.  Emotionally, physically and cognitively challenged students receive financial assistance aimed at producing positive higher education outcomes for members of afflicted groups.

Epilepsy Scholarship. Accepting Applications Now

Epilepsy Scholarship. Accepting Applications Now. JR




The UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship Program™ offers educational scholarships to people living with epilepsy, family members and caregivers who demonstrate academic and personal achievement. Since 2005, UCB has awarded over $1,700,000 to more than 340 deserving people who have applied their awards to undergraduate and graduate studies. 

UCB is celebrating 11 years of the scholarship program. Applications for the 2016 scholarship program are due March 4, 2016. Please use the top navigation bar to accessprogram details and FAQ for the 2016 scholarship. Plus check out the video library to see highlights of the first 10 years and to hear from previous winners

Information HERE