• Sleep Apnea

    How can you tell if you have Sleep Apnea? Ask your spouse, family, or those around you. Here are some questions to ask: 1. Are you a loud, habitual snorer, disturbing your companion? 2. Do you feel tired and groggy in the morning? 3. Do you experience sleepiness and fatigue during the day? 4. Are you overweight? 5. Have you been observed to choke, gasp, or hold your breath during sleep? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you should discuss your symptoms with your physician. Blood oxygen saturation is reduced in the entire body during apnea -- sometimes producing serious irregular heartbeats and significantly reduced oxygen to the brain. Common symptoms of Sleep Apnea are a decreased ability to concentrate; loss of energy and/or fatigue; mild to marked depression; irritability; short temper; morning headaches; forgetfulness; anxiety; and, most frequently, excessive daytime sleepiness. Read More
  • Narcolepsy

    Narcolepsy, and related disorders, is typified by the inability to stay awake. Narcoleptics may suddenly fall asleep while they are engaged in an activity (for example, while waiting for a traffic light to change). Attacks are occasionally brought on by laughing, crying, and other strong emotions in a group setting. This illness often goes undiagnosed for years. Read More
  • Insomnia

    Insomnia is an inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Attacks are often brought on by stress; worry; depression; another illness; persistent pain; and sleeping pill habits. Evaluating insomnia is important even if the condition seems temporary. Read More
  • Other Sleep Disorders

    Some people suffer from nightmares, night terrors, sleep walking, excessive body jerks, or uncontrollable leg movements. These people often get less than four and one-half hours of restorative sleep -something our bodies need. Even though a person spends ten hours in bed, they may only get two hours of restorative sleep. It is important to have your sleep analyzed if you find yourself waking up more tired than when you went to bed. Read More
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Prescription Refills

We appreciate your foreseeing the need to refill your prescriptions. Notify your pharmacist early in the day and have our office contacted with the necessary request, This can only be accomplished during our normal working hours and preferably before 3:00 P.M. Depending upon your prescription, a physician visit may be necessary in order for you to obtain a renewal.

Telephone Calls: During and After Hours; Emergencies

Our professional staff has been specifically trained to assist you when you call and avoid your waiting for a physician. If a return call is necessary, please leave the appropriate phone numbers so you can be contacted. Our phones are answered 24 hours per day, seven days per week with a physician on call at all times. A message can be left and you will be contacted. In the event of an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital or emergency room.

Your Complete Neurological Examination

Due to the complex nature of the nervous system, each examination may vary depending upon your problems and your history. The initial exam may include the assessment of muscular strength, mobility, reflexes, sensation, vibration, coordination, balance, memory, vision and speech. Your treatment and possible future testing are determined by the findings obtained during this examination.

Your Initial Visit

During your first visit you will be asked to furnish us with general information and complete a detailed medical history which may include: current medications, allergy history, details about your current problems, prior medical history, hospitalizations and surgeries. You probably will have been instructed to bring with you all pertinent prior medical tests and results, including the actual films from X-rays, MRIs and CT scans. Many of our physicians prefer to personally review these films after meeting with you, obtaining a detailed history and performing a physical examination.