Our health care team is dedicated to providing high quality care for your child.
|Dr. Simon Levin||Paediatric Neurologist|
|Dr. Craig Campbell||Paediatric Neurologist|
|Dr. Narayan Prasad||Paediatric Neurologist|
|Dr. Andrea Andrade||Paediatric Neurologist|
|Dr. Hema Gangam
||Paediatric Neurologist (Windsor/London)|
|Margo DeVries-Rizzo, NP-Paeds||Nurse Practitioner|
|Nurse Case Manager|
|Cara Gordon||Social Worker|
|Dr. Erica Gold||Psychologist|
|Dr. Susan Pigott||Neuropsychologist|
|Kara Bigelow||Medical Secretary|
|Zena Jaworski||Medical Secretary|
Roles of the Paediatric Neurology Team
During your time with us, you will meet several people. To get to know us better, here is a description of each team member's role.
- The neurologist is a paediatrician who has specialized training and experience in the management of your child's specific neurological condition.
- Our neurologists have clinical expertise in a variety of areas including epilepsy, cerebral palsy, neurometabolic and neuromuscular disorders, as well as acquired brain injury.
- After an initial consultation with you and your child, an individual plan of care is established.
- Follow-up appointments are individualized to best meet your child's health needs.
- The Nurse Practitioner provides comprehensive holistic care for your child.
- With advanced university education and expertise in paediatric neurology, the NP works independently and in partnership with members of the Neurology Team to provide a full range of health services.
- These include diagnosing neurological conditions, ordering investigations, prescribing medications, and managing the care of your child in either the hospital or community setting.
- Using a family-centered approach, the Nurse Practitioner develops a plan of care for your child's health condition and works with you as partners in your child's care.
Nurse Case Manager
- The nurse case manager is a university prepared registered nurse who has additional expertise is in Pediatric Neurology
- Actively participates in your child’s Neurology team by acting as a liaison between you and your child’s Neurology team members
- Coordinates tests, examinations and consultations to ensure they are carried out within the best possible time frame
- Identifies the health needs of your child and provides information and education in regards to new diagnosis, seizure medication management and the plan of care
- Provides guidance to families navigating the health care system
- Partners with community agencies to assist in addressing your child’s relevant needs in the community
- The social worker is available to patients and families to provide supportive counselling.
- Families may benefit from discussing emotional, financial, family and other related concerns with a social worker as you try and understand, adjust and cope with a neurological disease/condition.
- In addition, the social worker can assist with information about community resources and/or financial programs that are available.
- The clinical psychologist is available by referral from your medical team to provide a variety of psychological treatments related to issues such as adjustment to a medical condition or treatment, acute or chronic pain, and management of stresses that are related to a medical condition.
- The clinical psychologist is able to identify and treat underlying mental health conditions such as anxiety or depression that may be contributing to or that may have developed as a result of a medical condition.
- The psychologist may be able to partner with schools and agencies to help address a child's needs in the community.
- The medical secretary books your child's appointment, once a referral has been received from your doctor.
- The secretary books any further appointments or tests, as needed.
- Our secretaries correspond on a regular basis, with multiple departments and health care providers, to streamline and advance your child’s care.
Medical and Nursing Students
- Numerous medical and nursing students, as well as those from other health disciplines, work with various team members to gain further expertise in neurology.
- Often these students are present during your child's clinic visit and/or hospital stay. As part of our students’ learning objectives, they actively participate and contribute towards the care of your child.