Dr. Brannon Morris, the only Pediatric Neurologist in the Athens area, provides outpatient care for the evaluation, diagnosis and implementation of therapies for pediatric neurological disorders. The waiting room and exam rooms are designed with our young patients in mind; fun colors, and hand painted cartoon designs in each exam room to distract from the sometimes scary notion of being at a physicians’ office.
We Offer Comprehensive Pediatric Care for the Following and Beyond:
Headaches, including migraines
Nerve and muscle disorders
Developmental disorders, including cerebral palsy
Pediatric Neurology FAQ’S
Q: What is a pediatric neurologist?
A: A Pediatric Neurologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate and treat abnormal function of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscle.
Q: What types of disorders do pediatric neurologists diagnose and treat?
A: Pediatric Neurologists will treat developmental delay in infants/young children, seizures, headaches, concussion, weakness, cerebral palsy, abnormal muscle tone, and tics among many other afflictions.
Q: What is a concussion?
A: A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters normal brain function; often a temporary condition.
Q: What is a seizure?
A: A seizure is uncontrolled electrical impulses within the brain that can manifest into convulsions, sensory disturbances, and possibly loss of consciousness.
Q: Will I need a referral to your office?
A: Usually we will require a referral from a primary pediatrician.
Q: Do you accept my health insurance plan?
A: We accept most insurance plans. You can always contact our front desk to inquire about specific plans.
Q: How do I prepare for an appointment?
A: It is helpful to log in to our website and complete requested paperwork per your specific appointment. This will be a valuable time saver once at the office and better prepare you for your initial visit to our offices.
Q: What should I bring to my appointment?
A: When coming to your appointments please provide any additional paperwork, medical information, a list of all medications the child is taking, and any copies of brain imaging that are available. A list of specific questions/observations you have for our staff will also be helpful.
Q: What happens during a neurological consultation?
A: During the consultation, the patient/family will initially be seen by our nurses for weight/vitals, followed by history and examination by a trained nurse practitioner and/or physician.
Q: How do I acquire my child's medical records requested for my appointments?
A: Records from your primary care physician can be faxed to (706) 353-0798.
Q: When will I receive lab or test results?
A: Lab results will be available in a timely fashion and our office will typically call the family once testing results are available.
Q: What are your hospital affiliations?
A: We proudly affiliate with Athens Regional Medical Center
Q: How do I obtain a prescription refill?
A: If you require a prescription refill, please call during our office hours . We will either be able to call the prescription in to your chosen pharmacy or an appointment can be made if necessary for the refill.
Q: How do we contact a doctor after hours?
A: Please call our office after hours; an answering service will be able to connect you to the physician on call. If it is an emergency, however, please dial 911.