Welcome to Northwest Neurology

NEW! Patients can now Pre-Register through our Patient Portal! This is for new and prospective patients to enroll in our practice. Once pre-registered, our staff will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Please do not complete the pre-registration if you are already a patient in our practice. If you need access to the web-portal or if you are having trouble logging in, please contact the practice at (847) 882-6604.

Northwest Neurology is the leading independent neurology practice in the Chicago area and suburbs, with regional offices in Lake Barrington, Rolling Meadows/ Arlington Heights, South Barrington/ Arboretum and Crystal Lake.  Northwest Neurology sees patients from throughout the Chicago area, northern Illinois, southern Wisconsin and northern Indiana. The 12 doctors at Northwest Neurology provide expertise in the evaluation and treatment of concussion, migraine, headache, epilepsy, seizure disorder, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, Multiple Sclerosis, memory loss, dementia, TIA, stroke, inpatient neurology, women's neurology, neuromuscular disease including myasthenia gravis, neuropathy, neurorehabilitation and more. Northwest Neurology also provides Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) and Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) interrogation and adjustments. Shared Medical Appointments, a new innovative program for Parkinson's disease are offered as well. 

Northwest Neurology's Erin McGonigle, M.D. is the Chicago area's only physiatrist with fellowship training in neuro-rehabiltation and spasticity management. By bringing new treatment options for patients with MS, stroke, balance disorders, weakness, spasticity and more, Dr. McGonigle is leading the way with better options for patients wanting to improve their quaity of life and neurological function. Learn more about Dr. McGonigle's services on the Neuro-rehabilitation page.

Northwest Neurology's Women's Neurology Center, under the direction of Manisha Sahay, M.D. proudly offers women in the Chicago area more specialized neurological care. Dr. Sahay is the Chicago area's only neurologist with fellowship training in women's neurology. This higher degree of specialization offers women with neurological problems greater expertise in addressing neurological issues that interface with pregnancy, menstruation, menopause and neuropharmacology. Dr. Sahay is also fluent in Hindi.

Northwest Neurology is also home to the preeminent independent Multiple Sclerosis Center in the Chicago area.  Directed by Dr. George Katsamakis, the MS Center of Northwest Neurolgy is recognized by the National Multiple Scerosis Society and the the Consortium of National Multiple Sclerosis Centers.  Under Dr. Katsamakis, The MS Center is supported by 3 MS Certified Nurses, Lisa Jackson CNP, Angela Wonnacott RN and Mariah Francis RN. One of the largest of its kind, the MS Center of Northwest Neurology cares for more than 1500 MS patients. 


Northwest Neurology is committed to providing comprehensive, coordinated care. Integrated services are available onsite including MRI, ultrasound, EEG, video-EEG, EMG, infusion and neuropsychological testing.  Northwest Neurology also recognizes that often patients need more than what the best medicine can provide.  Northwest Neurology offers onsite appointments with Lesli Bitel-Koskela, an experienced certified patient coach and nutritionist, Lorena Nehring LPN, an experienced wellness and social services coordinator, and Carole Feintech, a certified and experienced massage therapist.  Carole has special interest and expertise in massage as a complementary treatment for individuals with neurological and medical conditions.  More information regarding these new services is available under Our Programs.

    The following integrated services are available at Northwest Neurology:

As you navigate our website, you’ll learn about neurology, as well as Northwest Neurology’s practice philosophy, physicians, our area office locations and new patient information. You may request an appointment by clicking here and someone will get back to you. Northwest Neurology is excited to be on social media including Facebook and Twitter, where we can speak out on what's new in neurology! For your own protection, please do not post any personal health information via social media. We hope you’ll find valuable information on the web site about Northwest Neurology and the practice of Neurology in general.  We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being!

Offices in Lake Barrington, Rolling Meadows and Hoffman Estates, Illinois

NINDS Disorders is an index of neurological conditions provided by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). This valuable tool offers detailed descriptions, facts on treatment and prognosis, and patient organization contact information for over 500 identified neurological disorders.