Dr. Javier Valero-Fonseca, MD

Dr. Javier Valero-Fonseca, MD

Pediatric Neurology  |  
Male  |  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Javier Valero-Fonseca, MD is a pediatric neurology doctor who practices in Nashville, TN. He is 42 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Seizure Disorders
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pediatric Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ataxia
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Autism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Developmental Delay
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Febrile Convulsion
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Insomnia
  • Low Back Pain
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Torticollis
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • CT Scan (Computed Tomography)
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2009
  • Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2009
  • Texas Tech University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Vanderbilt University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Valero-Fonseca has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Valero-Fonseca's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Valero-Fonseca to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Valero-Fonseca's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Dickerson, MD |
I absolutely love this office. Front desk is always friendly, and Dr. Valero couldn't be more caring. They can generally get you in for an appointment very quickly if needed.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
Springfield, TN |
Completley satisfied!
Thank you for your positive feedback! It is greatly appreciated.
Winchester, TN |
I would recommend Dr. Valero. He is good to work you in when you need him. My son is so much better since he has been going to him.
Thank you for your positive feedback. We greatly appreciate any and all feedback which helps us to improve on our services.
Nashville, TN |
I was very impressed how he handled my daughter and was able to diagnose her using "unusual" tools for a doctor. He brought in a doctor bag full of "toys". A puppet, balls, and other kid things. He was amazing and had great patients with my child. He wanted to make sure he had answered all my questions before he left the room while still putting me at ease with everything.
Thank you for your positive feedback. We are committed to the care and improvement of our patients healthcare.
in Clarksville, TN |
Nothing like trying to diagnose a problem with your child...DR. VALERO has a tendency to talk down to the parents rather then talking to them. Doesn't likes to be questioned too much. His time is too sparse. We got to see him once or twice with each visit lasting 5 to 10 mins with nothing but being told... Let's try this medicine. If a doctor can't relate and talk to the family rather than talking down to them... Well it's the reason we switched Dr's.
We are sorry to hear this and truly value your feedback. Patient experience is important to us at Tristar Medical Group Women's and Children's Specialists, so we will make every effort to address any concerns you may have. Your comments have been shared with the practice manager, Deborah Clinard. If you would like to speak with someone about this experience, please call the practice manager at (615) 341-9333.
in LaVergne, TN |
We absolutely love Dr. Valero & his staff. I appreciate how he spends time with us & how he explains everything at each visit.
St Anne, IL |
Very thorough,understanding,caring.My daughter stated that she really likes the doctor and feels very comfortable during her visits.
in Palmyra, Tn |
Absolutely amazing! Dr. Valero will try and do every means necessary to take care of his patients. Truly a caring doctor. I am not even from Nashville Tn; yet, the trip to make sure my son is getting the best care is definitely worth the 2 hour drive. We love Dr, Valero and you will too. I recommend Dr. Valero to everyone!
Great bedside manner, makes my son smile, addresses my concerns. Wonderful doctor and not bad looking either! Wink wink
Nashville, TN |
Excellent physician and compassionate.
Great experience!
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Valero-Fonseca accepts 46 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • American Postal Workers Union Health Plan
    American Postal Workers Union (APWU)
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Baptist Health Services Group
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Community Health Network
  • Connecticare
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Incorporated (GHI)
  • Guardian
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • Humana
  • Independent Health
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC)
  • NovaNet
  • One Health
  • PHCS
  • Prime Health Services
  • Sterling Life Insurance Company
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Trustmark Companies
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
  • Union Pacific Railroad Employee Health Systems
  • United Mine Workers Health & Retirement Fund
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Veteran Administration Plan
  • Windsor Health Plan

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Hospitals where Dr. Valero-Fonseca has admitting privileges

Tristar Centennial Medical Center
2300 Patterson St
Nashville, TN 37203
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