Welcome to Diablo Valley Child Neurology

Dr. Brown with a patient

Diablo Valley Child Neurology was originally established by Dr. Candida Brown in January 2011. As of March 2013, DVCN became affiliated with Stanford Children's Health. Dr. Candida Brown has practiced as a physician in the field of child neurology since 1992. DVCN is devoted to the highest quality of care to children with neurological concerns, delivered with great compassion and understanding of the issues that affect not only the patient, but his or her family as well.

DVCN's role will be that of a consultant, working closely with the referring provider. Referrals may come from a variety of sources, including pediatricians, family practitioners, developmental and behavioral pediatricians, school personnel, psychologists, psychologists and therapists from the community.

The philosophy of DVCN is to enhance the quality of life for all children, regardless of their underlying neurological diagnoses. In addition to extensive education with the family, the art of medicine becomes very important through providing emotional support and compassionate care to families who struggle through complicated neurological issues or grieve the loss of the expectation of a "typically developing" child. The journey can still be a joyful and beautiful one, but the path will become different. Dr. Brown and her staff have extensive experience in helping parents through the emotional as well as medical challenges.