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
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.