What is a Neurologist?
Neurology is the branch of medicine which involves the study and treatment of nervous system disorders. A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist.
The nervous system is a complex network of nerves and cells that transmits nerve impulses to and from the brain and spinal cord to various parts of the body.
What Does a Neurologist Do?
Neurologists provide professional medical care in treating neurological disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. The Syracuse neurology department at Crouse Medical Practice is continuing to grow and expand, our team consists of experienced neurologists in Syracuse, NY.
Some neurological disorders that our neurologists can help with include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Headache disorders
- Cerebrovascular disease, such as Strokes
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Brain infections
- Nervous system infections
- Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease
- Neurodegenerative diseases, such as:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Parkinson’s disease
- Lou Gehrig’s disease
- Seizure disorders, such as Epilepsy
Worried about a potential neurological disorder for you or a loved one? Our neurology department in Syracuse, NY is here to help. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
An Experienced Team of Neurologists near Syracuse, NY
Crouse Medical Practice’s experienced team of neurologists are qualified in caring for patients with a variety of neurology health concerns.
Meet our team of experienced Neurologists serving Syracuse, NY and surrounding regions:
Dr. Sami Abdul Malak is the Stroke Program Medical Director and Chief of Neurology at Crouse Hospital. Dr. Malak is a member of the Active Fellow American Academy of Neurology.
Dr. Jianxin Ma is an expert neurologist who is certified in several subspecialties of neurology, including: neuromuscular medicine, sleep medicine and vascular neurology. Dr. Ma is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry.
What to know for your Neurological Exam
We care about your health and comfort here at Crouse Medical Practice. In order to make your neurological exam as comfortable and easy as possible, we asked our team of Neurologists in Syracuse NY for some advice on what to expect during your neurological examination.
First, the definitions: a neurological exam is the assessment of sensory neuron and motor responses, particularly reflexes, in order to determine whether the nervous system is impaired. This exam usually includes a general physical examination and a review of the patient's medical history.
Diagnosing and managing your neurological disorder is a partnership between you and your neurologist.
An important part of this partnership relies upon fully sharing your health information and medical history with your doctor. This ensures your neurologist can be more effective in diagnosing, treating and managing your neurological disorder.
Questions to ask your Neurologist
During your neurological exam, you will want to find out answers to all of your questions so that you and your family and loved ones can better understand the neurological disorder and treatments, and learn how it will affect your daily life.
You can get the most out of your neurologist doctor visit if you are fully prepared. Most people visiting a neurologist should consider asking the following questions:
- Can you explain what type of neurological disorder I have?
- How will this neurological disorder affect my health?
- How will this neurological disorder affect my day-to-day life and activities?
- What is the treatment and what does it involve?
You and your neurologist will be exchanging a lot of information during this conversation. It can be helpful to have a family member or friend with you to listen, take notes, or help ask further questions.
Our Neurologists in Syracuse NY are here to help answer your questions. Contact us today if you have further questions about your Neurological Exam.