If you’ve been trying to get a definitive diagnosis for your neurologic symptoms, you should know that the team of physicians of the General Neurology Clinic, at the University of Michigan Health System, is commonly called upon to interpret tests and diagnose even the most complex symptoms. We see a large volume of patients, and our goal is to evaluate each person’s specific issues comprehensively and provide them the medical care they need.
We evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with a wide variety of symptoms, including:
- Issues with walking
- Issues with talking
- Loss of memory
- Vision problems
- Hearing problems
- Swallowing trouble
Most people are referred to us by their physicians, who are having trouble figuring out their patients’ symptoms. Our job is to determine if your symptoms are the result of a problem in your nervous system, and then either treat you in our clinic, refer you to one of our subspecialty neurology clinics or work with your referring physician, depending on your needs. We evaluate as many as 8,000 patients each year.
Evaluation always begins with compiling a thorough medical history. We do that by listening to you, understanding your symptoms and reviewing your family history. We also conduct comprehensive physical and neurological exams. If needed, we may order tests, such as an MRI, an electromyogram (EMG -- to test the electrical activity of your muscles), an electroencephalogram (EEG -- to test the electrical activity of your brain) or a spinal tap (to look at your spinal fluid).
Our cutting edge, on site Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratories – made up of the Electrodiagnostic Laboratory, the Electroneuromyography Laboratory, the Epilepsy Laboratories and the Sleep Disorders Laboratory – provide you the very latest diagnostic testing, interpreted by clinical faculty physicians with specialized training in neurophysiology.
We treat most neurologic disorders and manage the neurologic complications of many medical conditions, including organ transplantation, rheumatologic disorders and endocrine dysfunction. We also manage seizures that occur from medication.
Because of our multidisciplinary approach, we collaborate with specialists across a variety of departments to provide you the most comprehensive care, including neurosurgery, rheumatology, infectious diseases, neuroradiology and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat).
Schedule an appointment by calling us at 734-936-9020
We are transitioning to a new phone system specially designed with patient care in mind. Please contact our operators at (734) 936-4000 if you are unable to reach a clinic.