Q: What is neurology?
A: Neurology deals with the treatment of diseases affecting the nervous system. This medical specialty deals with the nerves, blood vessels, muscles and tissues. A neurologist is a specialist in the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of nerves and the nervous system.
Q: What all conditions can be treated?
A: A neurologist can treat diverse disorders including stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, headache, epilepsy, Parkinson's Disease, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, back pain, peripheral nerve disorders and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Q: What are the educational requirements to become a neurologist?
A: A neurologist's educational background and medical training includes an undergraduate degree, 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.
Our neurologist at HealthQuest, Dr. Igor Stiler, M.D. is Board Certified from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is an Active Member at the American Academy of Neurology.
Q: What are the diagnosis methods used?
A: Neurological examination involves diagnosis tests such as nerve and muscle biopsy, MRI scan, CAT scan, EEG, EMG/NCV, x-rays, cerebrospinal fluid sampling, and lumbar puncture. Based on the diagnosis, the neurology team develops appropriate treatment plans for the best possible outcomes.
Q: What types of insurance do you accept?
A: We accept most major medical insurance plans including Medicare, No-Fault, and Workers’ Compensation.
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