Pediatric Neurology

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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Urgent Care - San Marnan

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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Pediatric Neurology

Pediatric Neurology services are available monthly at UnityPoint Clinic Pediatrics - Prairie Parkway. To find out more about the providers and schedule, please call (515) 241- 6544. 

What is Neurology? 

Neurology is a branch of medicine that studies and treats the major parts of the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

What Does a Neurologist Do?

Neurologists specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and management of disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Neurologists complete an additional three years of training in order to better understand and treat the delicate organs of the central and peripheral nervous systems. 

What Conditions Does a Neurologist Treat?

  • Muscle weakness 
  • Coordination problems 
  • Decrease in sensations
  • Seizure disorders 
  • Encephalitis
  • Spinal cord tumor
  • Meningitis 
  • Brain abscess 
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Migraines 
  • Cluster headaches
  • Brain tumor
  • Stroke

What Exams Does a Neurologist Perform?

The brain, spinal cord and nerves are delicate and intricate, which makes the testing and examination of the nervous system quite complex. These are some of the procedures used in neurology diagnostics:

  • Computed tomography (CT Scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Positron emission tomography (PET Scan)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Electronystagmography (ENG)
  • Sleep study 
  • Angiography 
  • X-Ray
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Biopsy
  • Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
  • Discography
  • Thermography

How We Can Help

Our neurology team understands that conditions and injuries involving the nervous system can be unfamiliar, and that's why our team of experts works hard to provide answers and treatment options. They work with all of the patients' doctors to provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach to care that meets the needs of each patient and his or her family, keeping the patient and family at the center of all they do.

Your Child's First Clinic Visit

Your child's first visit will probably be the longest. Please plan to be at the clinic for approximately one hour. We ask that you arrive 15 to 20 minutes ahead of your child's appointment to complete medical history and insurance information forms. You will want to bring the following information along to your child's first appointment (unless our office has already received it):

  • Referral information from your child's primary provider and/or therapist.
  • Medical records from your child's primary provider.
  • Results of any previous evaluations.

Insurance

Prior approvals from your child's primary provider and insurance plan may be necessary before each visit.