General Office Information about the All Children's Neuroscience Institute
Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Closed for lunch Monday through Thursday 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. and Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Please call during regular office hours for routine questions and concerns. If you feel you have a neurosurgical emergency after hours, please call the office and the answering service will have the on-call provider contact you. For life-threatening emergencies call 911.
When you first come to the office you will be asked to fill out an information packet. A copy will be made of your insurance card and ID. As a courtesy, we will file insurance forms for you. Payment for services is expected at the time of service.
Patients are responsible for arranging pre-certification/authorization for the office visit.
If diagnostic studies (x-rays, etc.) have been done prior to your visit, the actual films or disc are needed to complete the evaluation. Copies of pertinent records should be brought as well.
Please keep appointments. If you are unable to come to a scheduled appointment please notify the office at least 24 hours in advance. Keeping appointments is critical in providing good care for your child as well as our other patients.
Your pediatrician coordinates your child's care. For general health concerns please contact your pediatrician. Your pediatrician is in the best position to decide if specialty consultation is necessary.
It is best to call before coming to the Emergency Room, unless you feel it is an immediate, life-threatening condition.
Write down questions you have about your child’s condition or care before coming to your appointment.
Appointments for Pediatric Epilepsy Patients
After you make an appointment, we will ask you to help us obtain your previous evaluations. We need not only the written records, but also the actual MRIs of the brain and the EEG studies (usually on discs).
Our evaluation includes an initial appointment where Dr. Winesett will examine the child and go over your child's history. He will then personally review the MRI of the brain and EEGs provided and decide if further evaluation is necessary. Further evaluation may include studies such as video EEG monitoring in our neuromonitoring unit, repeating the MRI of the brain utilizing specialized epilepsy protocols, PET or SPECT scans or genetic and metabolic testing.
Generally, further testing can be performed at All Children's Hospital.
If the evaluation shows that one of these advanced epilepsy therapies would be helpful, these can also be performed at All Children's Hospital.
Please print out these forms and bring them with you to your first office visit: