Neurology Consultation

Melbourne, FL, patients with Neurology concerns of any type need an experienced neurologist to help. Dr. Richard P. Newman at First Choice Medical Group has the experience and skill to tackle any neurological issue.

Neurology Consultation Q & A

What Does a Neurologist Do?

A neurologist is a physician who specializes in the treatment of nervous system disorders. They help patients with conditions impacting the brain, the spine, the nerves, and the muscles.

What Are the Disorders a Neurologist Treats?

A neurologist often treats a wide range of different conditions and disorders, including: Alzheimer's disease, brain tumors, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, epilepsy, headaches, multiple sclerosis (MS), tremors, sleep disorders, Tourette syndrome, and many more.

What Does a Neurology Exam Consist Of?

The neurology exam is customized according to the patient's symptoms. One of the most important parts of the neurology exam is the review of medical history. The more specific and detailed that a patient can be about past medical history and current medical issues, the better able the neurologist will be to make a diagnosis and create a plan for effective treatment. During a neurology exam, the doctor will normally test a patient's vision, coordination, reflexes, memory, and more. These tests are specifically created to help the neurologist determine whether the issues originate in the nervous system or in the brain.

What is the Treatment For Neurological Disorders?

The treatment path depends entirely upon the specific patient and diagnosis. While there are not cures for diseases like Parkinson's and MS, there are a number of highly effective treatment options available today. With a diagnosis in place, patients can start on a medication and lifestyle change regimen that can dramatically improve the quality of their life. As long as patients are consistent in taking their medication, having prescribed treatments done, and in making necessary lifestyle changes, they can expect to maximize their ability to live a normal life for as long as possible. The neurologist acts as his patient's partner and will be there to provide support and guidance through the entire process.

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At First Choice Medical Group, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.

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