What To Expect

The initial consultation with our providers will last 40 minutes, on average.  The provider will review the chief complaint, past medical history, family and social history, and current medications and allergies.  An exam, including a neurological exam will be performed on the patient. Labs, diagnostic testing or therapeutic procedures may be ordered.  Some testing can be scheduled in our office and others will be ordered at outside facilities.  In most cases, a follow up appointment will be scheduled.  Follow up appointments last about 20 minutes.

What to Bring

  • Current insurance card, photo ID, insurance referral (if required), and copay
  • New patient forms, completed
  • If patient is being seen for ADHD, complete Vanderbilt Parent form
  • If patient is being seen for headaches/migraine, complete Headache Diary
  • List of current medications
  • Pertinent medical records and test results (if not sent by you or referring provider prior to visit)
  • List of questions you want to ask the provider
  • For Infusion or Injection visits, we recommend you bring a blanket with you.

Who can accompany pediatric patients to their visit?

Patients under the age of 18, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to all appointments.  We are unable to see patients under the age of 18 if they come alone.  If someone other than the parent or legal guardian will be bringing the patient to an appointment, we must have written and notarized permission from the parent or legal guardian.  Step-parents without legal custody must provide written notarized permission from both parents.  You may use our form to complete this (link).

If you arrive late for your appointment

We ask all our patients to arrive at least 10 minutes early for their appointments to allow time for check-in.  We know that Atlanta traffic can be daunting sometimes, so we do allow a 15 minute grace period before the patient is considered late for their appointment.  We do our best to accommodate all late patients, but we also need to be considerate of all patients scheduled to be seen.  So, if you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment.