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 six board certified Neurologists, one board certified Physiatrist, three Physician Assistants and one Nurse Practitioner on staff. We evaluate and treat adults and children with many types of ailments including neurological problems, sleep disorders, injuries and musculoskeletal problems.
The physicians of NeuroCare Center provide neurological services to patients in Stark, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Holmes and Summit Counties. Patients are treated at Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. Our physicians have served as leaders of medical staffs at Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center, including being members of the Board of Directors, Presidents of Medical Staffs and Department Heads. They have also been in charge of the Rehabilitation Units, Stroke Services and Neurology Departments. We are proud of our involvement in Stark County's excellent medical community.
History In 1995, NeuroCare Center was created as a merger of Stark County Neurologists. It was established by Drs. James Burkholder and Jay Berke in 1978, which also included Drs. Morris Kinast and Leon Rosenberg. Canton Neurology Clinic was founded in 1981 by Dr. Alok Bhagat. Drs. Timothy Hagen, Jose Casanova, Ned Nafziger, and William Washington joined the group on the mid 1990's. In 2001, Neurocare Center relocated to it's present location of 4105 Holiday Street. Subsequently, the group expanded to include Drs. Andrew Stalker, James Bavis, John Andrefsky, Charles Zollinger, Ryan Drake and Jennifer Drake. Dr. Damien Earl joined the practice in 2018.
Mission Statement At NeuroCare Center, our mission is to provide our community with excellent health care in a compassionate and personalized fashion. It is the aim of our practice to provide the highest standard of service for patients with neurological, rehabilitative and sleep disorders.
Our vision is that our staff treat patients in the same friendly, empathetic and considerate way that they would like to be treated. Our goal is to provide optimal patient care and education. We value our community and strive to be an indispensable resource for it.