The Penn State Health Approach to General Neurology

The neurology team at Penn State Health provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for general neurological disorders like headache, weakness or sensory dysfunction, brain, spinal cord, substances or mental health.

Your nervous system consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves - all working together to control your body’s functions. When there’s a glitch in the system, it affects the way you move, speak, breathe or learn. Our experts develop a personalized care plan that addresses your specific needs for better health and improved quality of life.

We offer a wide range of inpatient and outpatient general neurology services, diagnostic testing and second opinions for complex cases.

Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment

Our neurology specialists perform a thorough physical examination and review your medical history to better understand your health issues and their impact on your life.

Testing may include:

  • Bloodwork
  • Evaluation of your coordination, reflexes and balance
  • Memory and mental status review
  • Electromyogram to test the health of your muscles and the nerves that control them
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG) to measure your brain’s electrical activity
  • Advanced imaging like CT scan or MRI to examine your brain’s tissues and structure
  • Spinal tap
  • Muscle biopsy
  • Nerve biopsy
  • Functional brain imaging

Once we’ve identified your health issues, we develop a personalized diagnosis and treatment plan designed to help limit or even reverse the problems that brought you to Penn State Health.

Treatment options often include:

  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Surgery

Depending on your diagnosis, we may refer you to one of our neurology subspecialists who specialize in caring for your specific condition, like epilepsy or Parkinson’s disease.

Support Groups

Support groups provide an opportunity to share your feelings and connect with other patients and caregivers who are experiencing similar struggles.

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Experts in Care

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Why Choose Penn State Health for Care

The multidisciplinary general neurology team at Penn State Health offers cohesive, comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to help you manage headache, weakness and sensory, brain, spinal cord, substances or mental health.. Our high level of expertise helps patients throughout the state achieve better health and quality of life.

Your care team may include:

  • Board-certified neurologists
  • Physicians in related specialties
  • Neuropsychologists
  • Medical researchers
  • Physician assistants
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Highly skilled support staff

Convenient Locations

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