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What is a neurologist?

Your nervous system is made up of your brain, spine and connecting nerves, and neurology is the treatment of conditions and disorders that affect these parts of your body. A neurologist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological disorders and conditions.

Your primary care doctor may refer you to a neurologist for evaluation and treatment. The following symptoms may indicate the need to see a neurologist:

  • Chronic neck or back pain
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Frequent migraines
  • Issues with movement
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Severe headaches
  • Sudden vision loss
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weakness

Our specialists use the latest imaging technology to diagnose and treat neurological conditions, from common to rare and complex, including:

Request an appointment with our neurology team.

Make an appointment

Schedule a consultation with a neurologist at 800-275-6401.
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Neurology at Geisinger

Our neurologists are trained in the latest treatment methods and nonsurgical treatments. We offer:

Treatment for neurology emergencies, 24/7: With a Level I trauma center, four Level II trauma centers and a Level II pediatric trauma center, we’re prepared to treat head, neck and spinal cord injuries — including the most complex ones.

Comprehensive Stroke Centers: Geisinger Medical Center and Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center have been designated as Comprehensive Stroke Centers by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. This means access to stroke neurologists and neuroendovascular specialists, 24/7.

Telehealth appointments with your neurologist: If you’re referred to a neurologist for further treatment, you can see them from the comfort of your home with telehealth virtual appointments. Learn more about telemedicine and virtual care

Life Flight® emergency transportation: Our Life Flight® ground and air transportation team provides lifesaving care and swiftly transports those who need critical care to the appropriate trauma center. Learn about Life Flight.