The Comprehensive Brain Tumor Clinic is a true multidisciplinary clinic
for children and young adults who have been diagnosed with brain
tumors. It is held in the Jimmy Everest Center for Cancer and Blood
Disorders in Children two to three times a month. Joining Dr. McNall,
Theresa Gavula, PA-C, and Megan Keast, RN (the Pediatric Neuro-oncology
Team) are dedicated doctors and nurse practitioners from other
specialties: Dr. Naina Gross, one of our pediatric neurosurgeons; Dr.
Sowmya Krishnan of pediatric endocrinology; Dr. Daniel Arrington and
Patricia Perkins ARNP from child neurology; and Dr. Sunnye Mayes, our
section’s child psychologist. Our team first reviews the patient’s past
history, their recent scans, and current issues. Appropriate providers
then see each patient. This allows the patient and family to come to
one visit and see up to five providers to assist them with their complex
medical and psychosocial needs. The clinic was also designed so the
providers have the opportunity to discuss the various issues that have
arisen and develop a comprehensive plan to best care for the patient.