Welcome, and thank you for choosing Northwest Neurology. Northwest Neurology has regional offices in Lake Barrington, South Barrington/ Arboretum, Rolling meadows/ Arlington Heights and Libertyville. Addresses, directions, and pictures of each office are available on the offices page of this website. Also, please note that we now offer office hours as well as EMG, Botox and MRI appointments on Saturdays!
The physicians and staff of Northwest Neurology are committed to providing the highest possible quality of care. The physicians utilize a certified electronic medical record system, and after each visit patients are given a visit summary with follow-up instructions. Northwest Neurology's physicians regularly communicate with referring doctors to assure collaboration and team-work. With Northwest Neurology's upgraded patient portal, patients can message the office for medication refills, follow up appointment scheduling, view lab results, billing statements, other non-urgent matters, and more.
Northwest Neurology is different than many other neuorlogy practices in that our center is a coordinated, integrated practice with subspecialty care and most neurological services available onsite. Subspecialization means more physician expertise and onsite services means better coordination of care, faster availability of results and considerably less cost compared to hospital based care. The goal is high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care. Northwest Neurology's physicians strive to take enough time with every patient, listen, and be compassionate. A careful assessment is done and then the physician and patient discuss the options for the best possible diagnostic and treatment plan.
Neurologists are doctors with advanced training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. After 4 years of medical school, a neurologist does a 1-year general medical internship, then 3 years of dedicated neurology residency training. Many neurologists do another year of fellowship training as well. To do a thorough job, a neurologist needs to know all about the patient's symptoms and prior medical history. Then, he or she can be more effective in diagnosing and treating the problem. Diagnosing and managing a neurological disorder is a partnership between the patient and the neurologist.
Questions to Ask Your Neurologist
- What type of disorder do I have?
- How will this disorder affect my health?
- What treatments are available?
- What are the risks and benefits of the treatment? Are there any alternatives?
- How will this disorder affect my daily life and activities?
Understanding your disorder and treatment may make it easier to live with its effects.
As neurologists, our aim is to diagnosis, manage and treat (non-surgically) disorders of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Common symptoms that patients see neurologists for include headaches, seizures, memory loss, abnormal movements, dizziness, passing out, numbness, tingling, weakness, nerve pain, back pain, neck pain, possible multiple sclerosis, abnormal CTs and MRIs, and more. After taking a clinical history, the neurologist performs a neurological examination and discusses the findings with the patient. Often, the neurologist suggests further evaluation with lab work and/or imaging. Medication and physical therapy or other forms of rehabilitation are often advised to treat neurological disorders as well. Occasionally, referral to a neurosurgeon is recommended.
Please be prepared for your appointment by making sure your doctor has all of the information needed to provide the best possible care for you. Bring an accurate medication list and as well as all pertinent CT, MRI and lab reports to your appointment, including EEG, EMG and blood test results. We look forward to your first visit!
Please complete the downloaded forms and bring them in with you on the day of your appointment.
We ask that you also bring in:
- Insurance card(s) and Photo I.D.
- Referral for HMO or POS Plans if required. If you are not sure, check with your insurance company or primary care doctor.
- Co-Pay if applicable
- All pertinent records
- MRI/Radiology CDs and reports
- EMG/ENG/EEG reports
- Any other testing related to the reason for your visit
Please bring your records with you. Do not have them mailed or faxed to us. Please note that films or CDs require a written report. This information is necessary for the doctor to diagnosis and treat you. Patients who do not have insurance coverage must pay for their visit at the time of service or make payment arrangements with our insurance department prior to visit.
There is often a waiting list for appointments to see our physicians. If you need to cancel your appointment please call our office at 847-882-6604 and allow 48 hours notice so we may offer that time to another patient.
Please print and fill out these forms so we can expedite your first visit:
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NORTHWEST NEUROLOGY LTD. PRESCRIPTION REFILL POLICY
Please have your pharmacy submit an electronic prescription refill. Please note that Northwest Neurology requires 24 hours to complete a prescription refill request. Faxed requests can be sent to 847-882-6228. Please note that paper/fax requests requiring manual entry may take longer to process. Refill requests received on Friday will be processed on the following Monday.