What does a neurologist do, and when should you see one?

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What does a neurologist do? What do they treat? These are common questions if you or a loved one has been referred to a neurologist.

Maybe you know an athlete who has seen a neurologist for a concussion or have heard of someone with seizures getting neurology care. While those are common conditions neurologists handle, there are many other reasons a person may see one.

Keep reading to learn when to see a neurologist, what to expect at your neurology appointment, and where to find a neurologist near you. This article will also answer the question: “What does a neurologist do?”

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What does a neurologist do?

neurologist and patient

A neurologist is a medical doctor who diagnoses, treats, and manages disorders of the brain and nervous system. Neurological conditions can affect your entire body, and can affect adults and children. At Logansport Memorial Hospital our neurologist -- Dr. Cheng Du uses his passion of neurology to better the lives of his patients and improve their health.

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When to go to the ER for a stroke

Stroke Patient

If someone you know is showing signs of a stroke, you need to act immediately.

When it comes to a stroke, time equals brain cells. The longer a stroke goes unnoticed, the more brain cells die and that can often lead to irreversible effects.

Knowing the signs and symptoms, as well as when it’s time to go to the ER can save someone from damaging effects and often times, death.

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