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Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen, MD

Pediatric Neurology

Neuroscience Services

Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed residencies at Emory and Northwestern University, as well as fellowships at the University of Chicago and Baylor College of Medicine. Board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, Dr. Von Allmen’...

Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen earned her medical degree at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and completed residencies at Emory and Northwestern University, as well as fellowships at the University of Chicago and Baylor College of Medicine.

Board certified in neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, Dr. Von Allmen’s clinical interests are focused on pediatric epilepsy, including intractable pediatric epilepsy, epilepsy surgery, brain malformations, infantile spasms and the genetics of epilepsy. A Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Von Allmen has been recognized with the Child Neurology Foundation Research Award. In practice since 2003, Dr. Von Allmen treats patients up to 18 years old and speaks French.

Dr. Von Allmen believes every child with epilepsy deserves a complete evaluation with an individualized management and treatment plan. She takes care to listen to each child’s story and concerns, always making herself available and never giving up on improving care and seizure control. She emphasizes a personal touch and enduring relationships with patients and families. Her practice offers proactive evaluation to achieve freedom from seizures or optimal control of seizures, as well as early consideration for options such as epilepsy surgery, VNS (Vagus nerve stimulation therapy) and ketogenic diet.

A resident of Houston, Dr. Von Allmen is the mother of two sons. Outside of her practice, she enjoys running, triathlons, tennis, being outdoors and traveling, especially to France, Germany and Latin America.

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Locations and Appointments

Call to make an appointment (832) 325-6516

Meet the Provider

Specialties
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neuroscience Services
Medical Education

Emory University School of Medicine - Med Ed and Student Affairs 1998

Languages Spoken
  • English
Fellowship

University of Chicago - Graduate Medical Education 2004, Baylor College of Medicine - Neuromuscular Medicine 2007

Affiliated Centers
  • Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Pearland Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital
  • Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital
Gender

Female

Internship & Residency

Emory University School of Medicine - Emergency Medicine 2000, Northwestern University Medical School 2003

PCP Number

100000046121

Clinical Interests
  • Epilepsy
Cities Served

Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City, Pasadena

Zip Codes Served

77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007, 77008, 77009, 77010, ...

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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Providers
  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna Most Benefit Plans
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna Most Benefit Plans
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health Workers Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana Most Benefit Plans
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Workers Comp
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • United Healthcare Most Benefit Plans
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Workers Comp

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Patient Stories

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    Savanna's Pediatric Epilepsy Story

    Savanna and her twin brother, Austin, were happy, healthy babies, but at about 6 weeks old, Savanna began having what episodes – short periods during which she would be nonresponsive and withdrawn. Nine months later, the Lininger’s made the decision to move to Houston to be closer to ...

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