When first diagnosed, chronic neurological disorders such as epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease can be scary. Living with them should not be.
Neurologists at Christiana Care’s outpatient neurology practice will partner with you to create a treatment plan that improves function, aids in the development of coping strategies to assist in dealing with your ailments and helps to improve your life. Our neurologists are trained to help you deal effectively with existing symptoms, identify new symptoms, properly treat them and consistently monitor your health to ensure you enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Christiana Care’s outpatient neurology practice can offer assistance with:
After having a mild or severe stroke, our neurologists help patients develop the habits and strategies necessary to prevent additional strokes, regain prestroke functioning and improve quality of life.
The seizures and other complications caused by epilepsy can be debilitating and life-altering. Your care while dealing with epilepsy and its effects is best managed by a close relationship with a neurologist. Our neurologists and fellowship-trained epileptologists can help.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Christiana Care’s Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) – the first of its kind in the state of Delaware – offers hope to adults with seizure disorders. The EMU is equipped with special sensors and recording devices that a team of doctors, nurses and technicians will use to monitor patients in real time 24 hours a day for up to five days. The data they collect will help them gain a better understanding of the source of seizures so they can develop a more effective treatment plan to manage them.
The EMU offers comfortable, private rooms and special safety equipment. A support person is welcomed to stay with the patient overnight. In addition to highly specialized care, our patients’ comfort, safety and peace of mind are a top priority during their stay with us.
Our multiple sclerosis (MS) center features a fellowship-trained neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of MS. This coordinated-care approach can help to provide individual care plans to maximally improve functioning and quality of life.
The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease can severely impair a person’s ability to enjoy a fulfilling life. Monitoring and treating Parkinson’s disease is one of our specialties.
Studies show a person’s impairment from lack of sleep may have effects on motor function and other skills similar to that of moderate to severe intoxication. Lack of sleep can be devastating to health and well-being. Our board-certified sleep specialists can often find the root of the problem and develop effective treatment options.
Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Memory loss can significantly interfere with safety and independence, and may significantly impact a patient’s family. Our neurologists can help to accurately diagnose the cause of the memory loss, offer available treatments and make appropriate referrals for support services.
Testing and lab work
We offer a wide range of neurologic testing to aid in the diagnosis of neurologic disorders. EEGs, both routine and prolonged ambulatory can help to classify seizure types and aid in the diagnosis of some intermittent neurologic disorders. EMGs can aid in the accurate diagnosis of conditions such as neuropathy, radiculopathy, muscle disorders or entrapment syndromes like carpal tunnel.
Our outpatient neurology practice is the largest and most comprehensive in Delaware. It is part of the Christiana Care family of services that include the latest imaging technology and nationally recognized physical rehabilitation services. Our neurologists lead and participate in clinical trials to bring the next generation of treatments to patients. Let us help you live better.
Christiana Care Neurology Specialists
774 Christiana Road, Suite 201, Newark, DE 19713 directions