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Freedom "Fred" F. Perkins Jr. , MD

Medical Director of MEG, Dell Children's Medical Center

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Freedom "Fred" F. Perkins Jr. , MD

Medical Director of MEG, Dell Children's Medical Center

Dr. Perkins has been a member of the Dell Children's Medical Center comprehensive epilepsy program since 2012. He is involved in all aspects epilepsy care, autism assessment and treatment and translational research. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening with his wife and daughter.

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  • Pediatric Epilepsy

Hospital Affiliation

  • Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  • Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
  • Seton Medical Center Austin
  • Seton Medical Center Williamson
  • Seton Northwest Hospital
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Provides Care Through

  • Dell Children's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
  • Dell Children's Medical Group

My Passion for Healthcare

Career choices are driven by a combination of our internal aspirations and environmental influences. Tragedy struck our family 10 months after the birth of my younger brother, Mike. As a result of a viral illness, he sustained a severe hypoxic brain injury. Observing the developmental difficulties and seizures of my brother was a profound experience. This changed all of our lives and I wanted to do something that might help my brother or others like him.

Services I Provide

  1. Managing Childhood Epilepsy
  2. Intracranial Mapping/Cortical Stimulatio
  3. Autism
  4. Magnetoencephalogram (MEG)
  5. Developmental Disorders
  6. Participation in Surgcial Epilepsy Cases
  7. EEG Interpretation

Degree & Residency

  • Medical School

    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Galveston, TX

  • Residency

    The University of Texas Medical School of Medicine, Houston, TX

    University of Texas HSC Houston, Houston, TX

    UTMB/Galveston, Galveston, TX

  • Fellowship

    University of Texas Health Science Center Houston, Houston, TX

  • Board Certification

    AB of Neurology/Clinical Neurophysiology

    American Board of Neurology

My Clinical Focus

My practice focuses on children with epilepsy, autism and developmental disorders. I am a full time member of the comprehensive epilepsy program at DCMC and participate in every aspect of epilepsy care for children including: clinical assessment, pre-surgical work up, in hospital epilepsy monitoring, surgical mapping, ketogenic diet, VNS management and coordination with other specialists. I also direct the magnetoencephalography lab which focuses on brain mapping for epilepsy, neurosurgery and research.


  1. American Academy of Neurology
  2. American Clinical Magnetoencephalography Society
  3. American Epilepsy Society
  4. Child Neurology Society
  5. International Society for the Advancement of Clinical Magnetoencephalography
  6. Texas Medical Association
  7. Texas Neurological Society
  8. Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance

Insurances Accepted

    Seton Family of Doctors currently participates with various insurance plans. Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please contact your provider to verify participation prior to scheduling your visit.

  • Aetna - Commercial
  • Aetna QHP - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup - STAR and CHIP
  • ARIA (Covenant Management Systems) ARC Benefit Plan - Contracted for the following specialties ONLY: Craniofacial Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Gastro, Inf. Disease, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Opththalmology, Otolaryngology, Pulmonary, General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
  • Averde Health - Commercial PPO
  • Beechstreet - Commercial PPO
  • Blue Cross - Medicare Advantage
  • Blue Cross-Blue Advantage - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross-Medicaid - STAR & CHIP
  • BlueCross - Commercial
  • Care Improvement Plus - Dual Special Needs
  • Care Improvement Plus - Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna - Commercial
  • Cigna LocalPlus - Exchange Plan
  • Coventry Workers Comp - Select providers
  • First Care - HMO/PPO
  • First Health/Coventry - Commercial
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO - Commercial
  • Health Payors Organization - Commerical PPO
  • HealthSmart Accel - Commercial PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred Care - Commercial PPO
  • Hospice Austin - Hospice-In-Patient
  • Humana - Commercial
  • Humana HMOx - Exchange Plan
  • Humana-Medicare Advantage
  • Integrated Medical Systems - Commercial PPO
  • Medicaid (Traditional)
  • Medicare
  • Multi-Plan Commercial - PPO
  • PHCS - Commercial
  • Sendero - STAR and CHIP
  • Sendero IdealCare - Exchange Plan
  • Seton Health Plan - Commercial
  • Seton Health Plan - MAP
  • Seton Health Plan - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior - STAR and CHIP
  • Superior Ambetter - Exchange Plan
  • TriCare - All Products
  • United HealthCare - Commercial All Other
  • United HealthCare - Options PPO
  • United HealthCare Star and CHIP - Americhoice or UHC Texas STAR, CHIP
  • United HealthCare- AARP Medicare Complete FOCUS- UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Dual Complete Focus (HMO SNP)-UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare-Evercare STAR PLUS - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare-Medicare Advantage--UHC Network - Medicare Advantage
  • United Student Resources (UT Student Division) - PPO
  • USA Managed Care - PPO

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Why Choose Dell Children's

Dell Children's offers a different brand of healthcare. We call it personalized care. We believe in showing everyone dignity and respect while providing the best care possible for the children we serve.

We are the premier healthcare provider for children and adolescents in Central Texas. While Dell Children's Medical Center is the cornerstone of our pediatric care, our doctors, nurses and associates work in schools, clinics, programs and practices throughout the community to deliver excellent care and better health for our children.

We provide a range of health services to keep your children healthy. We are advancing healthcare and improving lives with easy clinical visits for everyday illnesses, school district and county health partnerships, in-hospital playtime through our child life program, community outreach events and innovative medical treatments for complex and specialized illnesses.

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