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Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. It has two major divisions:
• Central nervous system: the brain and spinal cord
• Peripheral nervous system: all other neural elements, such as eyes, ears, skin, and other “sensory receptors”

A doctor who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist. The neurologist treats disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves, such as:
• Cerebrovascular disease, such as stroke
• Demyelinating diseases of the central nervous system, such as multiple sclerosis
• Headache disorders
• Infections of the brain and peripheral nervous system
• Movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease
• Neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
• Seizure disorders, such as epilepsy
• Spinal cord disorders
• Speech and language disorders

Neurologists do not perform surgery. If one of their patients requires surgery, they refer them to a neurosurgeon.



Internal Medicine Internship, St Louis University Hospital
Neurology Residency, St Louis University Hospital

Bachelor’s of Science in Health Sciences at Eastern Nazarene University, Quincy, MA. Magna Cum Laude.
Master’s level courses in an Advanced Practice Nursing program, Boston College, Boston, MA
Course work completing medical school prerequisites at Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA
University of Vermont Medical School, at UVM, Burlington, VT

Tutor for Center for Academic Services, at Eastern Nazarene College
Counselor for special needs children during the summer time at Smuggler’s Notch, Stowe, VT
Registered Nurse on the Brain Injury Unit at Spaulding Rehab Hospital, Boston, MA

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