Welcome to the Division of Neurology at Riverhills Neuroscience. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you and your family. A Neurologist is a specialist who diagnoses and treats illnesses of the nervous system that includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. Understanding an illness is often a large part of the battle. This is where we begin your diagnosis and treatment process.
Your visit will start with a discussion about your condition with your doctor. As other illnesses often affect the nervous system, a complete medical and surgical history is important. Since a neurological examination determines how well the nervous system functions, it might be different than a routine medical exam performed by your primary care physician. For example, you may be asked to walk, jump, bend or stoop to evaluate your balance and strength. Your doctor may scratch the sole of your foot to check reflexes that are helpful in evaluating motor function. You may be asked questions to determine your cognitive (thinking process) status.
-You may be asked to have additional testing and to schedule a return visit to discuss the results.
-We will send the results of the exam and any tests to your primary care or referring physician.
-Your Neurologist may have suggestions for treatment of your condition.
-Your primary care physician or your Neurologist will carry out these treatment options.
The physicians at Riverhills are among the most experienced you will find in the field of Neurology. Each physician brings his or her unique personality, compassion, and depth of learning to the treatment of challenging conditions. Our physicians come from all over the world and have completed fellowships and graduate education at premier universities and institutions. Patients can be confident the care they receive will be world class.
Our Neurologists have a broad portfolio of expertise including Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Peripheral Neuropathy, Epilepsy and Stroke. Riverhills has its own Diagnostic Center where patients can be scheduled for an MRI. MRIs are read by our on-site neuroradiologists who can instantly consult with one of our neurologists.
Riverhills has EEG and Infusion Services to help with accurate and expeditious diagnosis and treatment of some conditions. Clinical trials are also conducted regularly. You can feel confident that Riverhills Neurologists are always on the cutting edge of new treatment options.
Should surgery be one of those treatment options, you may be referred internally to any one of our board certified neurosurgeons who are part of the Spine Center at Riverhills. The Spine Center offers both conservative and advanced surgery options, pain management, non-surgical spinal decompression, and post-operative rehabilitation services.
The Neurologists at Riverhills also understand that having a neurological disorder can be extremely stressful on the lives of our patients. We have Clinical Psychologists to assist patients in understanding the psychological aspects of their illness and how to cope during what may be a difficult time for the patient and the patient’s family.