Advanced Pediatric Brain Health.

Pediatric Neurology is the treatment of conditions related to the brain and the nervous system in children. Driscoll offers comprehensive evaluation and management for infants, children and adolescents dealing with disorders affecting the nervous system and muscles.

Disorders we Test and Treat

  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neonatal neurological disorders
  • School and learning problems
  • Neurometabolic and genetic diseases
  • Sleep disorders
  • Headaches

We provide an inpatient video-EEG brain assessment facility specifically designed for infants, children and adolescents experiencing epilepsy or episodic behavioral disorders.

EEG Services and Neurological Studies

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Seizure monitoring studies
Seizure monitoring, nerve conducting studies and EMG require a neurological consult. A physician’s order is required for all studies. For outpatient appointments, parents may schedule with a physician’s order or your child’s physician’s office may set up the appointment.

Neurology Frequently Asked Questions

Your doctor (usually your child’s primary care physician) will set up the appointment with us. A reminder is mailed about one week before your child’s appointment. Reminder phone calls are made before your child’s appointment.

You will register your child at our registration desk upon your arrival. Once registered, your child’s height, weight, temperature, blood pressure and pulse will be taken. Medicines and allergies will be reviewed. The doctor will talk to you about the reason your child is here and will examine your child. The doctor will then talk to you about your child’s tests and treatment plan. The first visit usually lasts 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

  • Your child’s immunization records
  • Proof of insurance
  • Medical records from previous doctors related to the issue for which your child is being referred
  • Test results related to your child's current issue, such as blood tests, X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans or EEGs. For X-Rays, CT scans and MRI scans, please provide the actual films or discs so our doctors can review them firsthand.

If the first visit is missed, it is usually necessary for the referring doctor to plan for your child to see another specialist.If you miss a return visit, you will receive a letter informing you about the status of another appointment–whether one has already been scheduled or if you need to call to arrange a new one.When follow-up appointments are missed, it could affect our ability to provide services for your child, including prescription refills, therapy prescriptions or assistance with completing school forms.

Missing tests reduces the quality of care we can give your child. If you miss a scheduled test, please call the clinic as soon as possible to reschedule the test(s).

Copies of all our notes from clinic visits are routinely sent to the referring doctor. At times, we may also send to other treating doctors. Records will be sent to insurance companies upon request by the companies.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital and our doctors provide services for children regardless of the families' ability to pay. We will arrange for you to visit with Driscoll’s Social Work Department to find assistance programs that may help pay for care and/or medicines.

Most prescriptions will have refills that last until your follow-up visit. However, if a prescription is running low, call us during regular office hours before the medicine runs out.

We will need the following information:

  • The name and strength of the medicine (for example, Dilantin 50 milligrams)
  • Prescription details (dosage and frequency)
  • Name and birth date of your child
  • Name and telephone number of your pharmacy

If you have a question, please call us. Because our doctors get many calls a day, it may be a day or two before your call can be returned. Often, our nurses can answer questions about tests or medicine instructions. Other questions can be written down and discussed at your child’s next appointment.

In the event of a serious emergency, contact the nearest emergency room or call 911. The number of the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Corpus Christi Emergency Room is (361) 694-5100.

For situations related to your child’s neurological condition, you may contact the doctor on-call at nights and on weekends and holidays at (361) 694-5000.

For non-emergency situations, call the doctor at our clinic number during regular business hours.

For problems not related to your child’s neurological condition, please call your child’s primary care doctor.

Seamless Specialist Care

Visit all your child's specialists in one trip to Driscoll Children's Hospital.

Contact any of our specialty clinics to schedule a convenient one-day visit to all your child’s specialists.

Call 361-694-5000 or your 
specialty clinic.

Meet the Neurology Team

Carol DeLine MD
Carol DeLine
Robin C. Hougen MD
Robin C. Hougen
Jordan Ibarra MD
Jordan Ibarra
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Neurology Locations

Driscoll Children's Hospital, Corpus Christi

3533 S. Alameda St.
Corpus Christi
(361) 694-5000
Furman Building
(361) 694-6747
(361) 808-2070

Specialty Center, Brownsville

5500 N. Expressway 77
(956) 698-8600
(361) 808-2076
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(956) 698-8600

Specialty Center, McAllen

1120 E. Ridge Rd.
(956) 688-1200
(361) 808-2075
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Specialty Center, Victoria

106 Springwood Dr.
(361) 572-1000
(361) 578-0680
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(361) 572-1000

Specialty Center, Laredo

7210 McPherson Rd.
(956) 794-8400
(956) 712-3769
Mon - Fri: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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