Initial Neurological Consultation

Our Neurologists are trained to investigate, or diagnose and treat, neurological disorders, particularly those involving Worker’s Compensation issues. This information helps the neurologist determine if the problem exists in the nervous system and the clinical localization. Localization of the pathology is the key process by which neurologists develop their differential diagnosis. An onsite EMG/Nerve Conduction Study may be needed to confirm a diagnosis and ultimately guide therapeutic remedies and appropriate management.

What is a Neurologist?

A Neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. A neurologist’s educational background includes four years of medical school, a one year internship and three years of specialized training. Many neurologists also have additional training in one area of neurology such as stroke, epilepsy or movement disorders.

What is the Role of a Neurologist?

Neurologists are principal care providers or consultants to other physicians. When a patient or Worker’s Compensation applicant has a neurological condition which requires frequent care, the neurologist is often the principal care provider. Patients with MS, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease typically use their neurologist as their primary care physician. In a consulting role, a neurologist will diagnose and treat a neurological disorder and then advise the primary care physician, accordingly. Neurologists can recommend surgical treatment but do not perform surgery. When prescribed treatment includes surgery, neurologists will monitor surgically treated patients and supervise their continuing treatment. Neurosurgeons are medical doctors who specialize in performing surgical procedures of the brain or nervous system.