What We Do.
MIND is home to highly specialized and dedicated neurologists, neuro-radiologists, nurse practitioners, certified technicians, highly trained nursing staff and associated patient care support staff, all working together to address the many needs—medical, physical, emotional and lifestyle—of our patients.
With state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge resources onsite, we’ve created a one-stop shop for the diagnosis, treatment and management of adult and pediatric neurological disorders. We are also active educators and researchers, keeping us on the forefront of the newest practices in neurology.
MIND provides individualized, all-in-one care to our patients, from diagnostic tests to services that treat conditions or help manage and improve symptoms, to assisting with emotional and lifestyle needs. A sampling of our services are described below.
The Multiple Sclerosis Center at MIND is recognized globally as a trendsetter in MS patient care and research. Founded in 1999 by Dr. Howard Rossman, the MS Center is dedicated to the care and enhancement of lives of those affected by MS.
The MS Center at MIND has provided more than 2,500 patients with a “home” for their care – in a comfortable and friendly environment, surrounded by compassionate, highly trained staff actively working to improve each person’s quality of life.
The MS Center provides:
- A 16-chair infusion suite dedicated to the administration of intravenous therapies for MS
- A research staff involved in cutting-edge international clinical trials for new MS therapies.
At MIND, we recognize the growing need in our community for prompt concussion management. Our goal is to evaluate any patient suspected of having a concussion on an urgent basis, within 72 hours after the injury. During an evaluation, we will be able to determine the extent of injury, construct an individualized treatment plan and educate our young patients and their families to assist in expediting recovery. Based on the child’s evaluation, we will determine if additional studies, such as an MRI of the brain, are needed. We aim to assure the patient is back to “normal” before returning to play to prevent future complications.
General Neurology Care
We diagnosis and treat a variety of neurological conditions, including stroke and other cerebrovascular disease, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis, neurologic dizziness, neuropathies and other causes of numbness and tingling, movement disorders and many more.
Electrodiagnosis means the use of electronic devices for diagnostic purposes. The nature of the disease is determined through the observation of changes in electrical activity. MIND’s highly trained physicians are pleased to provide the following types of electrodiagnostic services:
- Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER)
- Electroencephalography (EEG)
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)
Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, is the most advanced imaging technology available. It allows your doctor to see inside the body without x-rays or surgery. MRI uses harmless magnetic and radio frequency waves to examine muscles, fat and internal organs. It produces clear and extremely detailed pictures, or images, that allow your doctor to make a more accurate diagnosis.
MIND is home to two open bore MRI machines: a 1.5 Tesla MRI and a 3.0 Tesla MRI, which both accommodate larger patients or those who are uncomfortable or uneasy in smaller spaces. Both machines are of the latest technology and are operated by highly skilled technicians.
To learn more about MRIs, please see our Imaging Center page.
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT)
An OCT is a non-invasive imaging test that uses light waves to take cross-section pictures of the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. With OCT, each of the retina’s layers can be seen, allowing a specialist to map and measure their thickness. This helps with early detection, diagnosis and treatment guidance of retinal conditions.
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For more information on how to prepare for these tests, please see our test preparation page.
An epidural injection is the delivery of powerful anti-inflammatory medicine directly into the space outside of the sac of fluid around the spinal cord. The injection can help relieve back pain by reducing inflammation. Although this outpatient procedure won’t stop all pain, it typically breaks the pain cycle, helping to boost recovery speed. The amount of medication and its effectiveness varies from person to person.