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The staff at Wabash General Hospital’s Neurology Department diagnose and treat the full spectrum of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, headache, dementia, and more. Our staff is also a key part of an interdisciplinary team providing treatment for brain tumors and stroke complications. Our specialists work closely with neurosurgeons, neuro-radiologists, neuro-hospitalists, sleep specialists, pain management, orthopaedic providers, and physical/occupational therapists to achieve optimal patient results. This collaboration means you’ll receive comprehensive care that addresses the many ways a neurological disorder impacts your daily life.

What Do Neurologists Do?

A neurologist is a medical expert in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of conditions that affect the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, as well as the brain and spine. They may collaborate with neurosurgeons, who use surgical means to access the brain or spinal cord through conventional open surgery or minimally invasive techniques. Your neurologist can help determine the best way to treat your condition to improve your symptoms without prolonging recovery time. For instance, if you are an athlete, your neurologist will advise you to refrain from further athletic activity until you have fully healed from head trauma to prevent further complications.

Conditions Treated

Our neurology team at Wabash General Hospital combines compassion with collaborative skill to meet the needs of our patients and comfortably guide them through treatment.

We offer skilled care for numerous medical conditions, including:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Encephalopathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Memory Loss and Memory Impairment
  • Meningitis and Encephalitis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Shingles
  • Stroke
  • Tremors

Do I Need to See a Neurologist?

Expert care is a must once you’ve sustained an injury or come down with an illness affecting your brain or spine. Typically, patients see their primary care provider first for problems like chronic headaches or numbness/pain. However, our neurologists do not require referrals at Wabash General Hospital. That means you can see our specialists right away for other neurological problems you may notice that are unrelated to an injury, such as memory difficulties, muscle weakness, loss of coordination, tremors, or communication difficulties.

A neurological exam is the first step to test your sensory function, balance, coordination, gait, language comprehension, eye control, and other related skills. These noninvasive, painless tests assess whether further diagnostic exams will be necessary, such as a CT or MRI scan.

Please call our Neurology Department at (618) 240-2740 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. Self-referrals accepted.

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