Neurology services offered in Tamarac, FL

Neurology is the branch of medicine that deals with the treatment of disorders that affect the brain and peripheral nervous system. These structures are complex and sophisticated systems that function to create the foundation for all activities in your life. At Ismail MD PA, experienced psychiatrist Saiqa Ismail, MD, can provide neurological assessments if you're experiencing cognitive deficits or specific physiological symptoms. Call the office in Coral Springs, Florida, or connect online to request an in-person or telehealth appointment.

Neurology Q&A

What is neurology?

Neurology is a medical specialty that diagnoses and treats conditions affecting your central and peripheral nervous systems. Common neurological disorders include:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain and spinal cord injury
  • Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS)
  • Back pain
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumor
  • Headaches
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Seizures
  • Pinched nerves
  • Tremors

Neurology is closely linked with the field of psychiatry. Neurologists and psychiatrists often work together to find out what's causing a patient's symptoms and create a comprehensive treatment plan. At Ismail MD PA, you can receive comprehensive care under one roof.

What happens during a neurology exam?

During your first neurology appointment at Ismail MD PA, your provider begins the examination by going over your medical history with you and discussing your symptoms in detail.

Once a complete history is collected, your neurologist will likely check several indicators of your neurological health. This assessment may include testing your:

  • Speech
  • Vision
  • Strength
  • Coordination
  • Reflexes
  • Sense of touch

Your provider will also assess your mental well-being by asking questions about your mood, emotional responses, ability to focus, and other areas of your cognitive health.

What tests will my neurologist run?

Your neurologist can order tests to confirm or rule out a possible diagnosis if necessary. Some diagnostic examples include:

Blood or urine tests

Testing blood and urine samples can identify infections or protein disorders that indicate neurodegenerative conditions like Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease.

Imaging tests

Imaging tests, such as CT scans or MRI scans of the brain and spine, can identify brain damage, tumors, or issues with the bones and soft tissues.

Brain and nerve functioning tests

Your neurologist can test your brain function with an electroencephalograph, or EEG machine, that records electrical activity in your brain.

They may also use evoked potential tests to measure how your brain responds to certain stimuli. An electromyogram or EMG tests how well nerves and muscles are working together.

If you're experiencing neurological symptoms and need expert diagnostic or treatment services, contact the office of Ismail MD PA in Coral Springs, Florida, today. You can also book your consultation online.

Dr. Ismail is an experienced psychiatrist that treats patients for ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder and more. Call us to book your appointment today.