Neurologists at Group Health are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscle.

Common conditions treated by neurologists include:

  • Stroke
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Essential Tremor
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathy

An accurate diagnosis is the first step toward effective treatment. Diagnosis involves getting a detailed health history and neurologic tests for mental status, vision, strength, coordination, reflexes, and sensation. Frequently, further tests are needed to reach a diagnosis.

Common neurologic tests include:

  • Computerized tomography (CT scan)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electromyogram including nerve conduction study (EMG)
  • Sleep study (PSG)
  • Cerebral spinal fluid analysis (Spinal Tap or Lumbar Puncture)
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation

Neurologists can recommend surgical treatment, but they do not perform surgery. When treatment includes surgery, neurologists may refer you to a neurosurgical specialist.

Your neurologists will work closely with your primary doctor to obtain a diagnosis and provide ongoing treatment and care of neurological disorders.

Seeing patients at 4 locations

Zainab Contractor MD
West Chester

Richard C. Curry III, MD
Western Ridge

Stephanie Green CNP
QCM Anderson, Western Ridge

Omar Ossmann MD
West Chester

Bassel Salem MD