Dr. Fred Perkins came to Arkansas Children’s and UAMS from the University of Texas Dell Medical School and Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin, where he served as leader of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and medical director of the magnetoencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation (MEG/TMS) laboratory.
Dr. Perkins received his medical degree and interned in pediatrics at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a flight surgeon before completing his residency in pediatric neurology and his fellowship in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at the University of Texas in Houston.
From 2005 through 2012, Dr. Perkins served as an assistant professor of neurology and pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics/Division of Child Neurology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis and the Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center Comprehensive Epilepsy Program. He was also an allied member in the Neurology Division of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Dr. Perkins was recruited to Dell Children’s Medical Center in Austin in 2013. He served in a number of leadership posts, including Interim Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Program from 2017 until his recruitment to Arkansas.
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Neurodevelopmental & Neurobehavioral Clinic. This clinic provides evaluation and developmental concerns (autism developmental delays, and general learning disability) and dual diagnoses (learning problems combined with attention problems, anxiety, etc.)
The Spasticity and Intrathecal Baclofen Pump Clinic provides diagnosis, evaluation, and management of patients with hypertonia and cerebral palsy, and provides evaluation for treatment of spasticity using botulinum toxin or intrathecal baclofen pump therapy.
If a child has a seizure, it does not mean they have epilepsy. The number of seizures and the time frame when those seizures happen are important to diagnose epilepsy, a brain disease where normal nerve activity becomes abnormal.
Learn how the neurology team at Arkansas Children's Northwest diagnoses and treats both of these conditions.
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MEG is the latest advanced technology implementation at Arkansas Children's. MEG is a non-invasive procedure to study human brain activity.
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