At Lehigh Valley Health Network, you will be cared for by a diverse team of health care providers, including board-certified neurologists and, if needed, neurosurgeons. Our multidisciplinary team works together to ensure you receive the best possible care.
Your neurology care team will include one or more of the following:
Neurologist. Neurologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord and nervous system diseases, such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, headaches, stroke or injury.
Neuropsychiatrist. A neuropsychiatrist is an expert in how disorders affecting the brain can alter personality, mood and behavior.
Neurosurgeon. A neurosurgeon is a doctor who specializes in surgery on the brain, spine and other parts of the nervous system.
Neuroradiologist. A neuroradiologist is a doctor trained in radiology who specializes in creating and interpreting pictures of the nervous system. The pictures are produced using forms of radiation, such as X-rays, sound waves (ultrasound) or other types of technology.
Interventional radiologist. An interventional radiologist is involved in both diagnosis and treatment. Interventional radiology offers an alternative to the surgical treatment of many conditions, including cerebral aneurysm, stroke and arteriovenous malformation (AVM).
Physiatrist. A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation to treat various musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, such as arthritis, back pain, work- and sports-related injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Chiropractor (or doctor of chiropractic medicine). Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Occupational therapist. An occupational therapist will help you overcome physical, developmental or emotional disabilities so you can lead an independent, productive and satisfying life. Occupational therapists may recommend changes in the layout and design of your home or workplace to give you better access and mobility.
Pain medicine specialist. Pain management specialists assess, treat and help patients cope with pain. Treatment may include medication, interventional pain management techniques such as nerve blocks, physical therapy and alternative medicine. The field encompasses neuropathic, chronic and postoperative pain.
Physical therapist. Physical therapists evaluate and provide treatment for health problems and disabilities resulting from injury, disease, overuse of muscles or tendons, pain or loss of a body part. Physical therapy treatments and services focus on restoring the individual’s mobility and function and preventing further disability.
If your care requires a stay at one of our Lehigh Valley Hospital campuses, you will see several other kinds of providers and support staff as well.