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Baylor Scott & White Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry

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8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Welcome to Baylor Scott & White Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry


Baylor Scott & White Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry offers comprehensive care, diagnosis and management of progressive cognitive and behavioral impairments for the citizens of Dallas and its surrounding communities.

We care for individuals with problems affecting their memory, language and thinking that began before the age of 65.

Areas of clinical expertise include:

  • Early-onset dementias (beginning before 65 years of age)
  • Early-onset or atypical Alzheimer’s disease
  • Frontotemporal degeneration/Dementia
  • Progressive aphasia or language impairments
  • Movement disorders with cognitive impairment

Claudia Padilla, MD, is currently accepting new patients and provides the quality care you would expect from a leading name in mental health. Most insurance plans are accepted.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Tools & Resources

To ensure that your visit to our office is as convenient and efficient as possible, we are pleased to offer our registration forms online. 

  • Patient Forms
  • Appointment Information
  • MyBSWHealth
  • Pay Your Bill
  • Financial Assistance
  • Accepted Insurance

Patient Forms

Our services are designed with you in mind so managing your healthcare needs is as simple as possible.

New Patient Forms

Authorization Forms

We do not release your medical information without your authorization.

Appointment Information

Making an Appointment

On your first visit, we will begin a permanent record. We will ask you to complete a new patient questionnaire, found on our Forms page, prior to your appointment. Please bring your insurance card, picture identification and any pertinent medical records including CDs and reports of available brain scans. Please plan to ar​rive at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment.

New Patient Visits

Please allow approximately two hours for the first visit. The evaluation will include a review of your medical history, tests of memory, language and thinking, and a neurological examination.

Emergency Care

If you have an urgent problem, please contact your primary care physician. However, if you feel it is a life-threatening emergency, call 911. Do not delay by calling the doctor’s office first.

Canceling an Appointment

If you are unable to keep your appointment or you are going to be late, please call our office as soon as possible. This courtesy allows us to be of service to other patients.


At Baylor Scott & White Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry, we have a strict patient confidentiality policy. Your medical record is strictly private and will not be shared with your employer, friends or relatives without your written permission.


MyBSWHealth is an online tool where you can communicate with your providers, schedule an appointment, access and manage your family’s health.

Pay Your Bill

We offer an easy, secure way to pay your HTPN bill online through MyBSWHealth.

Financial Assistance

At Baylor Scott & White Health, we want to be a resource for you and your family. Our team of financial counselors is here to help. We encourage you to speak to a member of our team at any time – before, during or after care is received.

Accepted Insurance

Baylor Scott & White has established agreements with several types of insurances in an effort to make sure your health needs are covered.

Medical Services

Baylor Scott & White Cognitive Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry offers expertise and treatment options conveniently located near you.

  • Neurology


We offer comprehensive care, diagnosis, and management of progressive cognitive and behavioral impairments.

Our complete clinical evaluation usually consists of at least two visits with scheduled tests in between the two appointments.

The scheduled tests may include:

  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Structural or functional brain imaging
  • Other diagnostic tests.​

Once the evaluation is complete, the referring clinician will be sent a ​consultation report.

  • Progressing Alzheimer's research

    Claudia R. Padilla, MD, talked to MD Magazine® about in-house clinical trials involving patient urine and blood sample analysis, and what needs to be focused on to progress the state of research.


Afraid Of Dementia? These Lifestyle Changes Can Lower Your Risk

High Blood Pressure May Be Linked To Alzheimer’s Disease

Q&A: Claudia R. Padilla, MD, On Progressing Alzheimer's Research

Dementia Treatment Options: Old Medicines, New Hope

Dr. Padilla Was A Guest On K ERA (90.1 FM) Discussing The MIND Diet

Dr. Padilla has authored a chapter on “Neuropsychiatric features across Neurodegenerative Diseases" in the book, Neurodegenerative Diseases: Unifying Principles, edited by Jeffrey Cummings and Jagan Pillai.


Dr. Padilla discusses tips for persuading a loved one to get checked out for Alzheimer’s.

Dr. Padilla contributed to Baylor Scott & White's blog, "Scrubbing In" explaining the difference between dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

Dr. Padilla has authored a chapter on “Delirium” in Bradley’s Neurology in Clinical Practice, 7th edition. This three-volume text is the most prestigious reference in all of Neurology. Dr. Robert Daroff, one of the lead editors, is the most highly respected Neurologist nationally. Congratulations Dr. Padilla on such an accomplishment!


Do mind games actually improve cognitive function? Dr. Padilla discusses how keeping the brain stimulated is key to brain health. 

After six months of appointments with various physicians and an unsuccessful regimen of anti-depressant medications, Larry’s family turned to Dr. Padilla for help. She diagnosed him with early onset Alzheimer’s and gave him resources to thrive in the face of the disease. 

As more Americans begin to age, the number of families affected by Alzheimer’s disease — a progressive brain disorder that affects memory, thinking, and communication.

Learn how to keep a loved one with Alzheimer’s safe.

Can a salvia test really detect your genetic "risk" of Alzheimer's? Dr. Padilla weighs in.

Dr. Padilla was a guest on KERA (90.1 FM) discussing the MIND diet. Research has found a combination of the DASH and Mediterranean diets can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and improve brain health.

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