Welcome to Neurocare Center

Neurology is the medical specialty that investigates and treats conditions affecting the nervous system including the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists (“physiatrists”) often evaluate and manage patients with joint or back pain, spasticity, injuries, and brain trauma. At Neurocare Center we have 12 board certified Neurologists, 2 board certified Physiatrists, and 4 board certified Physician Assistants  on our staff. We evaluate and treat adults and children with many types of ailments including neurological problems, sleep disorders, injuries, pain, and musculoskeletal problems. Some are described below:

C. Zollinger      N. Nafziger       J. Drake     J. Casanova    J. Berke            M. AlJaberi      M. Kinast
 
W. Washington             R. Drake       J. Bavis              A. Stalker             J. Andrefsky        A. Bhagat

More than 70 Sleep Disorders have been identified. Most can be managed effectively once they are correctly diagnosed. The most common sleep disorders are insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and narcolepsy.These disorders and the resulting sleep deprivation interfere with work, driving, and social activities.

Parkinson's Disease affects 1.5 million Americans. The primary symptoms are tremor, stiffness, slowness of movement, and impaired balance, and coordination. Patients with PD have a shortage of the chemical substance dopamine, which allows for a natural ease of movement. 

Alzheimer's Disease, the leading cause of Dementia, results in a deterioration of thinking skills due to a progressive loss of brain cells. Alzheimer's is a disease that takes over the life of both the person with the diagnosis and the family. It is a difficult disease to conclusively diagnosis and is even more difficult to treat.

Dr. Berke Examining a Patient with Multiple Sclerosis

Core features of  Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are inattention, hyperactivity, excitability, and impulsivity. Some individuals mainly have problems with focus  and distractibility. For some people keeping quiet, staying seated, or stopping all body movements is nearly impossible. Many are very disorganized.

Epilepsy is a central nervous system disorder in which the brain’s nerve cell activity is disturbed, giving rise to an “electrical storm” that produces seizures during which a person experiences abnormal behavior, movements and sensations, including loss of consciousness. Epileptic seizures can be “primary” (likely genetic) or “secondary” to a known underlying condition.

Over 150 Headache disorders have been described. They can be divided into two broad types: primary, the more common, and secondary. Primary headaches include migraine, tension-type, and cluster. Secondary headaches are much less common but can result from serious underlying brain conditions such as tumors, aneurisms, increased pressure, infections, or inflammation.


Dr. Andrefsky examining a patient who suffered a stroke

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation physicians  are trained to:                 - Diagnose and treat pain  - Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling conditions   - Treat the whole person, not just the problem area  - Provide non-surgical treatments  - Explain your medical problems and treatment/ prevention plan

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Research

Neurocare actively participates in Clinical Research Studies.  Diseases for which we are currently enrolling patients include: Alzheimer’s Dementia (including Mild Cognitive Impairment – MCI), Chronic Headaches/Botox, Epilepsy/Seizures,  Multiple Sclerosis,  and Opiod Induced Constipation. Please call Wendy or Jenni at 330-494-2097 at ext 138 if you are interested in learning more about these studies.