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ImPACT program

SPORTSEvery year, millions of people suffer from concussions caused by sports or recreational activities. Many children, teens and young adults return to activities much too quickly and, as a result, may suffer long-term damage, and even disability. The goal of Cook Children's ImPACT® program is to manage your child's concussion so that they can fully heal and return safely to their sports and recreation activities.

If your child is active in sports, chances are pretty good that he or she may experience a concussion at some point. In most cases, a concussion is mild and will heal quickly. But a concussion may also cause serious and sometimes long-term effects. Fortunately, our ImPACT team is here to help. And while we can't prevent concussions, the advanced technology behind ImPACT gives us the tools to better diagnose and treat them than ever before.

Getting a baseline test

SPORTSThe first line of defense is baseline testing. This allows us to have a record of your child's healthy brain function. Should a head injury occur, we can use the baseline to determine the extent of the injury. This allows us to create a plan of care that is designed to focus on the needs of only one child ... yours

Better diagnosis

Even if your child hasn't had a baseline test, using sophisticated ImPACT diagnostic tools, we can accurately measure changes in your child's brain functioning after a head injury, that otherwise might be easily missed. This enables us to provide a treatment plan that is designed to manage your child's concussion from diagnosis through safe return to their activities.

Stepwise treatment and care plan

Based on your child's diagnosis, we will customize a step-by-step plan to help your child recover safely and return to school and play. Each child's treatment plan is different. In some cases a child may need physical or cognitive therapy or neuropsychological evaluation.

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Returning to school

Your child's treatment will include a step-by-step plan for returning to school. The plan will be paced to fit your child's recovery needs.

We will create a step-by-step plan to ensure the safest possible recovery. Your child's plan may include:

Returning to play

A personalized step-by-step plan for returning to play is created and paced to fit your child's needs. For a child with a severe concussion, ImPACT provides computerized neurocognitive assessment tools so we can monitor your child's recovery every step of the way, and determine your child's ability to return to the playing field.

Clearing your child for play

More and more schools, sports leagues and organizations require that students and young athletes must be evaluated and cleared by a doctor before returning to play.

Even if your child's school or sports organization doesn't require medical clearance after a concussion, the risk of re-injury is high if the brain hasn't completely healed – and the risk of long-term damage and disability is higher as well.

Meet our team

SPORTSUsed by a majority of the world's leading sports authorities, ImPACT is the most widely recognized science-based concussion and evaluation programs available today. A select group of doctors at Cook Children's have undergone and completed rigorous training to earn their credentials. With 26 credentialed doctors in 9 locations, Cook Children's ImPACT program is here for you and your child, when and where you need us.

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Pediatrics

Vuong Dao M.D.

Vuong Dao D.O.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Arlington
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Desiree Harris M.D.

Desiree Harris M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Arlington
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Heeten Masters M.D.

Heeten Masters D.O.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Arlington
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Wilfred Raine M.D.

Wilfred Raine M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Arlington
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Sandra Arca M.D.

Sandra Arca M.D. FAAP
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Grapevine
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Melanie Harston M.D.

Melanie Harston D.O.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Grapevine
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Sandra Peak M.D.

Sandra Peak M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Lewisville
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Justin Smith M.D.

Justin Smith M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Lewisville
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Lizy Varughese M.D.

Lizy Varughese M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Lewisville
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Clive Daniels M.D.

Clive Daniels M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Mansfield
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Laurie Gray M.D.

Laurie Gray M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Mansfield
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Melvin Joki M.D.

Melvin Joki M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Mansfield
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Robert Mann M.D.

Robert Mann M.D.
Cook Children's Pediatrician - Mansfield
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Neurology and neuropsychology

Howard Kelfer M.D.

Howard Kelfer M.D.
Cook Children's Neurologist
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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 Jeffrey McGlothlin M.D.

Jeffrey McGlothlin M.D.
Cook Children's Neurologist
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Bryan Ryals M.D.

Bryan Ryals M.D.
Cook Children's Neurologist
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Marsha Gabriel Ph.D.

Marsha Gabriel Ph.D.
Cook Children's Senior Neuropsychologist
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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 Carla Morton Ph.D.

Carla Morton Ph.D.
Cook Children's Neuropsychologist
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Beth Colaluca Ph.D.

Beth Colaluca Ph.D.
Cook Children's Neuropsychologist
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Sports Medicine

Ricardo Guirola M.D.

Ricardo Guirola M.D. M.Ed.
Cook Children's Sports Medicine
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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 Krystle Jones  M.D.

Krystle R. Farmer M.D.
Cook Children's Sports Medicine
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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Natalie Gaulier M.D.

Nathalie Gaulier M.D.
Cook Children's Sports Medicine
Credentialed ImPACT Consultant

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ImPACT credentialed locations

With 26 credentialed doctors in 9 locations, Cook Children's ImPACT program is here for you and your child, when and where you need us.

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Primary care

Cook Children's Pediatrics - Arlington, S. Center St.

Cook Children's Pediatrics - Arlington, S. Center St.

3131 S. Center St.
Arlington, TX 76014
817-375-1413 phone
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Cook Children's Pediatrics - Grapevine, William D. Tate

Cook Children's Pediatrics - Grapevine, William D. Tate

3801 William D. Tate, Suite 200
Grapevine, TX 76051
817-416-6644 phone
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Cook Children's Pediatrics - Lewisville

Cook Children's Pediatrics - Lewisville

713 Hebron Pkwy., Suite 232
Lewisville, TX 75057
972-316-7400 phone
972-316-0907 fax
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Cook Children's Pediatrics - Mansfield

Cook Children's Pediatrics - Mansfield

701 Matlock Rd.
Mansfield, TX 76063
817-453-5437 phone
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Sports medicine

Mansfield Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties

Cook Children's Mansfield Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties

801 Matlock Rd.
Mansfield, TX 76063
817-347-8400
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Southlake Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties 

Cook Children's Southlake Urgent Care and Pediatric Specialties

2727 E. Southlake Blvd.,
Southlake, TX 76092
682-885-6000 phone
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Hurst Specialty Clinic 

Cook Children's Pediatric Specialties - Hurst

750 Mid Cities Boulevard, Suite 100
Hurst, TX 76054
817-347-2900 phone
817-347-2999 fax
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Specialty clinics

Denton Psychology Clinic

Cook Children's Denton Psychology Clinic

3201 Teasley Ln., Suite #202
Denton, TX 76210
682-885-3917 intake
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Dodson Specialty Clinics Building

Cook Children's Dodson Specialty Clinics

Please check in at central registration on level one.

1500 Cooper Street,
Fort Worth, TX 76104
682-885-1480 phone
682-885-3600 fax
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Schedule an appointment or refer a patient

Patients can make an appointment and physicians may refer a patient by calling our main number, 682-885-4405.
New patients, for your convenience, please have your insurance information ready when you call.

Here for our community

Cook Children's ImPACT team works closely with athletes, families, schools, sports and community organizations and health care professionals to create awareness of improved management and care for concussions.

Do you know the signs of concussion?

If your child has any of the following symptoms, please call 911:

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