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Brain and Nerves

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A child who has seizures, delayed development (such as sitting, speaking, walking), weakness, unusual headaches or abnormal movements should see a doctor who specializes in the care of children’s brain or nervous system disorders.

A pediatric neurologist has been specially trained to understand a child’s developing nervous system, which includes the brain, spinal cord, muscles, and nerves, and to treat diseases that affect the nervous system.

Clinical advances and new research have brought pediatric neurology into a new era. At University of Iowa Children’s Hospital we work with patients and their families to educate them about their disorder and provide them with ongoing care and support.

Our services include evaluation and treatment of a range of disorders, including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Headaches
  • Developmental delays
  • Sleep disorders
  • Muscle and nerve diseases leading to weakness
  • Genetic disorders of the brain and nervous system

Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (ICEP) offers specialized care for infants and children who have epilepsy, and related conditions. The Pediatric Outpatient Clinic focuses on the comprehensive diagnosis, education, and management of seizures, spells, and epilepsy.

Pediatric neuromuscular services are also available in several communities throughout Iowa.

Patient Stories

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Kyleigh’s Story

When Kyleigh began suffering from seizures, doctors at UI Children’s prescribed her a diet that did more than medication could. Read more about Kyleigh’s story.

Reid StrattonStrength of Spirit: Reid's Story

When Reid's parents first noticed he was having some issues, they didn't realize they were facing a life-changing situation. Watch a video about Reid's story.

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“Time is brain.”

At the age of eight, Maddie suffered a severe stroke. Now she approaches every day with enthusiasm. Read more about Maddie’s story.

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Locations and Contact

Iowa City, Iowa

UI Children's Hospital
Pediatric Specialty Clinic
200 Hawkins Drive, 2400 Colloton Pavilion
Iowa City, Iowa 52242

Parking: Parking and Wayfinding. Valet Services Available
In House Directions: Take Elevator F to Level 2.

Hours

Monday through Friday
8 am-5 pm

Contact

  • Appointment: 319-356-2229
  • Emergency: 319-356-1616
  • Toll Free: 888-573-KIDS (5437)

Bettendorf, Iowa

University of Iowa Children's Hospital - Pediatric Specialty Services
Genesis Health Group
865 Lincoln Road, Suite 500
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

Contact

  • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Dubuque, Iowa

Mercy Health Center
250 Mercy Drive
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Johnston, Iowa

ChildServe
5406 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Mason City, Iowa

Mercy Pediatric & Adolescent Clinic
910 North Eisenhower
Mason City, Iowa 50401

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Sioux City, Iowa

St Luke's Regional Medical Center
2800 Pierce Street, Suite 311
Sioux City, Iowa 51104

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Waterloo, Iowa

Peoples Community Health Clinic
905 East Franklin Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

Contact

  • Phone: 877-891-5350

Waterloo, Iowa

Located at Covenant Clinic - Pediatrics
2710 St. Francis Dr, Suite 510
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

Contact

  • Phone: 855-543-2884 (855 KID AT UI)

Care Team

Other Team Members

  • Millicent Oracion, ARNP
  • Tiffany Rickertsen, ARNP