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specialized neurological care for your child

At Dayton Children’s, we provide specialty care for children and adolescents with neurological conditions—everything from epilepsy and headaches to movement disorders and chronic pain. Our experienced pediatric neurology team is physician-led and includes nurses and nurse practitioners, a dietitian and medical assistants. Because patients with neurological concerns often have complex medical needs, our team collaborates with other pediatric specialists at Dayton Children’s to ensure each child’s unique needs are met. These specialists can include experts in neurosurgery, rehabilitation therapy, developmental medicine, psychology, genetic testing and many other clinical areas.

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The neurology department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3080 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling 937-641-4000.

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Gogi Kumar, MD, Medical Director

neurology
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Daniel J. Lacey, MD, PhD

neurology
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Rodolfo Canos, CNP

neurology
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Sara Adducchio, CNP

neurology
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Elizabeth Medaugh, CNP

neurology
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Ajay Goenka, MD

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Mahesh Chikkannaiah, MD

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Laura Hart, MSN, FNP-C

neurology
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conditions and symptoms we treat

cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disorder that affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way).

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chronic pain

Pain can affect every aspect of a child’s life. When the plan is long lasting, it affects the ability to learn and play as well as personality. We offer personalized care for chronic pain.

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concussions

A concussion is a brain injury that can cause serious complications and long lasting symptoms. Our concussion management program offers many services.

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epilepsy/seizures

Seizures are caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Someone having a seizure might collapse, shake uncontrollably, or have another brief disturbance in brain function, often with a loss of or change in consciousness.

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headaches

Whether they're pounding and throbbing or dull and aching, headaches are common in kids. Headaches can have a wide range of causes and many levels of severity.

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migraine headaches

Chronic or migraine headaches are recurring headaches that cause intense throbbing in a particular area of the head. Our team is ready to help customize a plan a treatment for migraine headaches.

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spasticity

Spasticity affects muscle tone, movement, and motor skills (the ability to move in a coordinated and purposeful way). A variety of resources and therapies can provide help and improve the quality of life for kids with spasticity issues.

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tourette syndrome

Tics — sudden, repetitive movements or sounds that some people make, seemingly without being aware of it — are more common than you might realize. In some cases, these tics can be part of Tourette’s syndrome.

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idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH)

IIH is a condition in which there is an elevated pressure in the brain. In the past, this condition was called pseudotumor cerebri, because the signs and symptoms mimic those that a brain tumor would cause.

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diagnosing neurologic disorders

Read about diagnostic testing for complex disorders of the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.

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outpatient care

Learn more about what you need to know before visiting our pediatric neurology department for your appointment.

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inpatient care

Learn more about what you need to know before inpatient care.

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ketogenic diet

Discover how food can help treat seizures.

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chronic pain and headaches

Find out how we treat chronic pain and headaches for kids.

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epilepsy and seizures

Find out how we treat epilepsy and seizures.

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