Neurologists evaluate and treat disorders of the nervous system. The Sacred Heart Medical Group Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Pensacola offers a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and treating neurological disorders, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves.
The Role of a Neurologist
When a person has a neurological disorder that requires frequent care, a neurologist is often the principal care provider. People with disorders such as Parkinson disease, dementia (i.e. Alzheimer's disease), seizure disorders (i.e. epilepsy), neuropathy, stroke or multiple sclerosis may use a neurologist as their principal doctor. A neurologist may act in a consulting role. Neurologists may recommend surgical treatment, but they are not surgeons.
Sacred Heart Neurological Services
Our neurologists have advanced training to provide care to a variety of neurologial conditions, including:
- Memory disorders/dementia such as Alzheimer's disease
- Movement disorders (including Parkinson's disease)
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- Headache (migraine)
- Neuromuscular disorders (muscular dystrophy)
- Seizure disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Sleep disorders
- Brain and spinal cord injuries
- Brain tumors
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)