Disorders of the nervous system can cause a broad array of general symptoms. Some patients may experience numbness and tingling. Others report memory loss. Still others may have tremors, balance issues, neck pain, or headaches.
Determining the cause of these symptoms is a complex task, since they can be the result of any number of disorders. That is the job of the neurologists in NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's General Neurology service. They are the puzzle solvers, evaluating each patient's symptoms and medical history and ordering the tests needed to make an accurate diagnosis ─ the first and most important step toward successful treatment. Our physicians are able to offer patients effective care based on the most recent clinical innovations.
General Neurology is the first point of contact for many patients with neurologic symptoms. As members of one of the world's most prestigious medical, research, and teaching institutions, Weill Cornell neurologists have emerging technologies, the latest diagnostic tests, and a vast network of resources at their fingertips to provide comprehensive care to each patient who walks through our doors. Patients may be referred for blood tests, specialized neurologic testing (such as carotid artery ultrasound, electroencephalography, or electromyography), and/or central nervous system imaging (a particular strength of Weill Cornell) to pinpoint the cause of their symptoms. All of these tests are available in one location: NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
We refer patients who need the expertise of other subspecialists to our colleagues in the divisions of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience or other departments of Weill Cornell. The hospital's integrated electronic medical record system ensures that all of a patient's test and examination results are centralized in one place, so all of his or her healthcare providers at Weill Cornell have access to this vital information. Each patient's primary care provider also has access to this record, ensuring continuity of care.
The neurologists at Weill Cornell take a very personal approach to the care of every patient, with attending physicians performing each examination and providing feedback based on years of specialized expertise. Our doctors are also available to provide second opinions.