Dr. Mitzi Payne, pediatric neurologist, has a special clinical interest in seizure disorders, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy.

Pediatric neurology encompasses disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. A pediatric neurologist has special training and experience to treat children with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves in the spine and extremities, such as seizures, delayed speech, weakness or headaches. Our Marshall Health pediatric neurologists diagnose, treat and manage the following conditions:

  • Seizure disorders, including seizures in newborns, febrile convulsions and epilepsy
  • Medical aspects of head injuries and brain tumors
  • Weakness, including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, and nerve-muscle disorders
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Concussions
  • Behavioral disorders, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), school failure, autism, and sleep problems
  • Developmental disorders, including delayed speech, motor milestones, and coordination issues
  • Mental retardation
  • Hydrocephalus

Patients vary from those with relatively straightforward conditions, such as epilepsy, cerebral palsy or migraine, to those with rare or complex conditions, such as metabolic or degenerative disorders. These conditions, in particular, are chronic conditions that require ongoing care and close follow-up throughout childhood and adolescence.

 For more information, please call 304.399.6819.