What is a Neurologist?
A neurologist is a doctor of medicine who specializes in treating, diagnosing, and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Many have additional training in one specific area of neurology such as epilepsy, stroke, or movement disorders.
What do you do before your appointment?
Be sure to provide your neurologist with copies of your medical records, diagnostic testing results, and a list of the most current medications you are taking. This will help provide you the best possible care according to your current symptoms and conditions.
What would you expect from your appointment?
During your neurological consultation, you will receive a physical and neurological examination. This would include assessing mental status, gait, reflexes, coordination, and motor and sensory systems.
Next, your provider will discuss a treatment plan for further diagnostic testing to confirm diagnosis. They may also discuss medication treatment plan, along with providing additional educational resources for you regarding your possible diagnoses.