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William H. Hickling
Cone Health Medical Group

William H. Hickling, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Pediatric Neurology,
  • Pediatrics
Patient Rating
4.5/5 (Based on 64 Reviews)
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A specialist in pediatric and adolescent neurology with more than 30 years of experience, William H. Hickling, MD, is board-certified in pediatrics, neurology, electroencephalography (EEG) and evoke potential. Previously, he was director of stroke service for The Moses H. Cone Hospital.

Dr. Hickling’s professional interests include epilepsy, headaches, autism, Tourette Syndrome, post-concussion syndrome, complex ADHD, disorders of spasticity, demyelinating disorders, pseudotumor cerebri, genetic neurodevelopmental disorders and developmental delay.

As the first child neurologist to practice in Guilford County, Dr. Hickling believes in putting the child at the center of care and providing access to care for all in our region. His greatest satisfaction comes from supporting families and their children, who often face medical crises. He is extraordinarily committed to his patients, some of whom he continues to care for as adults.

In his free time, Dr. Hickling enjoys spending time with his seven grandchildren. He is an ordained elder with his church where he also sings in the choir. On occasion, he watches dramas, documentaries and sports. He is passionate about politics.

“I place the child at the center of my care. I support and encourage my parents by educating them about the neurologic disorder affecting their child. While we are not able to provide good outcomes to all children in our care, we owe them our best efforts. We owe their parents honest and straightforward answers to difficult questions. We need to provide kind, compassionate, timely and respectful care. We need to respect customs and diversity in our multicultural population. We need to provide access to care for all children in our region.” - William H. Hickling, MD



Medical School

Cornell-Weill School of Medicine


Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Pediatrics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Neurology


School of Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Neurology with special competence in child neurology
  • Electroencephalography (EEG) and Evoked Potential


Provider Review Comments

October 29, 2021
Love Dr Hickling
October 19, 2021
Dr has always showed concern for me. How I am doing and shown empathy to my condition. Is straight forward with options that we have for treatment. Is encouraging in daily routine. Great Doctor!
July 16, 2021
June 20, 2021
Dr. Hickling is knowledgeable and skilled in his specialty area of expertise coupled with an empathetic bedside manner.
June 11, 2021
If there were more stars, I would give them.
April 28, 2021
I enjoy going to *Dr. Hickling's office and wish all my doctors cared as much as he does.
April 16, 2021
This practice cares about you. they go above and beyond
April 15, 2021
Dr. Hickling is wonderful. We feel like he listens to our concerns and lets us know if they are grounded or not. For me, that's especially important. I don't want to waste my time worrying about something I don't have to be worried about or not paying enough attention to something that does need my attention. Dr. Hickling can see our daughter through the iPad, and can have her make the motions she needs to make for him to do his diagnosis. It gives us a lot of security to know we can see him for checkups without having to come out into covidland.
March 17, 2021
He was very rude. We will not be back. He was very loud. He should retire. He is not a kid friendly doctor.
March 11, 2021
Dr. Hickling is the best!
January 29, 2021
I couldn't have had a better experience. thank you
December 12, 2020
very good
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