The NHRMC Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinics is located at:
510 Carolina Bay Drive • Suite 200 • Wilmington, NC, 28405 • Phone: 910-662-8888
Hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
To make an appointment with any of our subspecialists, please contact your primary care physician or for more information, you may reach the Nunnelee Clinic at 910.667.6888
REFERRAL LINE: 910-662-8941
We are a referral-based practice and work in collaboration with primary care physicians to improve continuity of care for our patients. Our team also sees patients at the following clinics:
New Hanover Regional Medical Center Nunnelee Pediatric Specialty Clinic
Jacksonville Children's & Multispecialty Clinic
Lumberton Children's Clinic
Southeast Pediatrics in Whiteville
Sasidharan Taravath, MD
Pediatric Neurologist, Coastal Children’s Services
Medical Director, Sleep Disorders, Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
& Pediatric Neurodiagnostics Program
Originally from India, Dr. Taravath received his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency from the Armed Forces Medical College in India. He completed his clinical fellowship in Pediatric Neurology and Neurology Residency at the University of Chicago. Dr. Taravath is board certified in Neurology, with special qualification in child neurology. Dr. Taravath has also been involved in Sleep Disorders studies for children for more than 20 years, and is board certified in Sleep Medicine. Prior to joining Coastal Children’s Services Dr. Taravath was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at West Virginia University College of Medicine.
Dr. Taravath also has expertise in treatment of spasticity and movement disorders utilizing botulinum toxin administration.
Pediatric Sleep and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Open at NHRMC
The NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital is home to the only epilepsy monitoring and sleep disorder study unit for children in our community. The Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is part of the recent addition of a pediatric neurology specialty to the Women's & Children's Hospital. Special equipment has been installed on the second floor of the hospital that allows for close study and recording of pediatric patients with suspected seizure activity and those with sleep disturbances.
Access to the epilepsy monitoring unit allows for several days of close study and recording by a monitor technician, who observes the patient via video feed at all times. Epilepsy monitoring creates a long-term video EEG recording through electrodes placed on the scalp, arms, and legs that record brain wave activity.
The sleep disorder unit will allow patients - some as young as infancy - to be admitted for a one-night study. Here, a registered sleep technician will measure and record results using highly specialized equipment. This information will allow Dr. Taravath to obtain valuable information for use in diagnosing specific sleep disorders and prescribing appropriate treatment. Pediatric patients may get a direct referral from their physician for admission to the sleep disorder unit.
• Sleep disordered breathing (sleep apnea, snoring)
• Behavior problems (bedtime struggles, night awakenings)
• Sleep walking, sleep terror
• Apnea of infancy
• Sleep schedule abnormalities
(Circadian rhythm disorders, delayed sleep phase syndrome)
• Sleeplessness, insomnia
• Movement disorders
(restless leg syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, head banging)
• Upper airway abnormalities