Altru's neurology team focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the body's nervous systems. Our team is made up of board certified physicians, neurosurgeon and a nurse practioner, along with support staff.
To contact Altru's Neurology Department, please call 701.780.2300.
Medical care may include:
- Nerve trauma
- Seizure disorders
- Severe headaches
- Degenerative disorders including Parkinson's disease, ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), and Alzheimer's disease
- Autoimmune disorders including Multiple Sclerosis and Myasthenia Gravis
- Infections of the nervous system including meningitis and encephalitis
- Back and neck problems
- Herniated spinal discs
To See A Neurologist
You may need to see a neurologist if you have been examined by a primary care physician and told that your symptoms are neurological in nature. Your primary care physician will consult a neurologist and schedule an appointment for an exam and possible tests. Once your exam and tests are completed, the neurologist will work with you to determine the plan or care which may include medication or therapy services.
In some cases, you may be referred to our neurosurgeon, if surgery seems most beneficial.
A neurosurgeon is responsible for the correction of disorders of the body's nervous system through surgery. Altru's neurosurgeon board certified with many years of experience. He performs surgical procedures on delicate parts of the body including the brain, spine and individual nerves. Working closely with Altru's neurologists, our team provides the best care possible to individuals affected by nerve disorders and diseases.
Altru's Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Specialty Clinic includes a day scheduled with multiple appointments of various specialists and services individualized for each patient. In addition to seeing the neurologist and nurse practitioner, patients will often be scheduled with a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech language pathologist and a social worker/case manager. They may also be scheduled to see other specialists such as a dietitian for nutrition therapy, and have appointments with a urologist, optometrist or other physician's. Each patient's schedule is tailored to their specific needs
Altru's Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Clinic offers many advantages for our patients, and health care professionals all in one convenient location, Altru Rehabilitation Center.
To learn more about Altru's Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Clinic, call 701.780.2315.