Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the anatomy, functions, and organic disorders of the nerves and the nervous system.
The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions:
- Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord
- Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin, and other "sensory receptors"
Some of the conditions that neurologists may treat include:
- headache disorders
- seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
- movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease
- neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease, or Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS)
Neurologists do not perform surgery. If one of their patients requires surgery, they refer them to a neurosurgeon.
Dr. Croswell knew from an early age he wanted to go into healthcare. He enjoys meeting new people, hearing their stories and helping them with their medical problems. Being able to connect with patients through their stories is one of the best parts for him.
Dr. Goggins grew up in Linton, IN (near Terre Haute), and has a very interesting background. He has experience as a financial representative, and insurance salesman, Sales, direct patient nursing care, and became the resident physician at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. McMillion worked as a neurologist for the U.S. Army for five years, serving in South Korea, Afghanistan and Honolulu. He is glad to be back seeing patients in his home state and close to Selma, IN, where he grew up.
Dr. Raynor is an Indiana native and is also an adjunct clinical professor of neurology at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He brings with him a wide variety of academic research and teaching experience.
- lschemic stroke
- Hemorrhagic stroke
- Cerebral aneurysms
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Cavernous malformations
- Parkinson's disease
- Essential tremor
- Cervical dystonia
- Focal dystonia
Epilepsy and seizures
- Focal motor seizures
- Complex partial seizures
- Tonic-clonic seizures
- Myoclonic seizures
- Atonic seizures
Disorders of the peripheral nervous system and neuromuscular junction
- Plexopathies such as brachial plexopathy and lumbosacral plexopathy
- Polyneuropathies such as Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and motor neuron disease
- Mononeuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
- Neuromuscular junction disorder such as myasthenia gravis and Lambert-Eaton syndrome
Neurodegenerative disorders and dementias
- Alzheimer's disease
- Vascular dementia
- Lewy body disease
- Huntington's disease
- Frontotemporal dementia
- Primary progressive aphasia
- Autoimmune and inflammatory encephalopathies
- Relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis
- Primary progressive multiple sclerosis
- Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis
- Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder
Neurodiagnostic tests and other procedures
- Adult and pediatric electroencephalography (EEG)
- Adult electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)
- Botox for post stroke spasticity, dystonia, hemifacial spasm & chronic migraines
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