Augusta Health Neurology
The brain and central nervous system. Among the most complicated and vital parts of the human body. When you have a concern about how they are functioning, you want to be in the care of doctors with experience and compassion.
The team of neurologists at Shenandoah Valley Neurological Associates—located conveniently on the Augusta Health hospital campus—combines advanced specialized training with access to the latest tests and imaging equipment to provide superior care for patients dealing with a wide range of neurological symptoms and disorders. Our board-certified physicians focus on holistic treatment of patients and attention to the needs of families and caregivers.
Our neurology clinic is connected with several other Augusta Health specialty practices and primary care physicians through an integrated Electronic Health Records system that provides the ability to quickly see a patient's medical history and speeds diagnosis. In addition, neurologist Dr. Renzo Figari-Jordan, Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic, is fluent in Spanish.
Our neurologists have specialized training and experience to treat patients with many conditions, including:
- Stroke (hemorrhagic and ischemic)
- Dementias, such as Alzheimer's disease
- Traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries
- Movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, tremor disorders, dystonia, Huntington's disease, cervical Dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and blepharospasm
- Brain tumors
- Tic disorders including Tourette syndrome, ataxia and other gait disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neuromuscular disorders such as Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) and other motor neuron diseases, peripheral neuropathy, and myasthenia gravis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
Common Tests and Procedures
The Augusta Health Neurology Clinic provides a wide range of procedures and treatments designed to assess the complex nature of many neurological conditions. Tests provided by the Neurology Clinic require a referral from a primary care physician.
- Deep brain stimulation
- Brain scans, including computed tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) scan
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Electrodiagnostic medicine
- Polysomnogram (sleep study)
- Neurology (Official Journal of the American Academy of Neurology)
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Scientific American
- Neurology Now
- National Institutes of Health - Movement Disorders