Generally, if you are seeing a provider as a new patient, your appointment will take approximately one hour. This varies depending on the complexity of the case. Follow-up appointments will take roughly 30 minutes. Appointments for procedures can take 30 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.
In the first evaluation, the neurologist will make an assessment of the nature of the problem at hand. Some neurological consultations are for questions of diagnosis, that is, what is wrong with the patient. In that case the consultation may be followed by recommendations for imaging procedures and diagnostic lab tests with a follow up visit to review all of the data. Sometimes the diagnosis is already known and the consultation is for decisions about treatment. In that case, tests might not be ordered but may be reviewed and the discussions about treatment options will then take place. In other words, the function of the first evaluation will determine what is involved and what is done.
Please make all efforts to notify your neurologist that you are low on your pain medication. You can leave a message and we will get back to you the next day to renew your medication. If you need a written prescription, please give us 48-72 hours notice so that you can pick up the prescription.
There is not much to be done in preparation for your procedures. Please refer to this page to find more details about your upcoming procedure.
Please call and give us at least 24 hours notice if you would like to cancel or reschedule your appointment. Otherwise, you will be charged $25 for a regular appointment, or $50 for a procedure.