Neurology Care

At the Eastside Neuroscience Institute, top national experts provide comprehensive care for common to complex neurological disorders, including headaches, nerve pain and memory disorders.

Many conditions can affect your nervous system and cause head pain, seizures, memory issues or movement problems. At the Eastside Neuroscience Institute, top experts from EvergreenHealth and Overlake Medical Center come together to provide world-class care for all types of neurological conditions.

Neurological care is more than treatment for symptoms and disease, it’s providing a quality of life you deserve. Our experts aim to reduce the burden of your condition to help you enjoy everyday life. We are committed to providing the highest level of care through leading-edge technology, innovation and advanced expertise.

Neurological disorders we treat

Our skilled providers diagnose, treat and provide second opinions on more than 150 conditions affecting the brain, nervous system and mental and physical functioning.

Our experts use a multidisciplinary approach to treat all types of neurological conditions, including:

  • Neurological complication related to COVID-19
  • Alzheimer’s, dementia and cognitive disorders
  • Face pain, migraines and headaches
  • Neuromuscular and movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease
  • Nerve disorders, including multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Concussions and head trauma
  • Seizure disorders, including epilepsy
  • Stroke and cerebrovascular disorders
  • Brain and spine tumors

Expert neurological diagnosis

Diagnosis is an important first step in developing your neurological care plan. Our neurology experts provide a complete and thorough evaluation of your nervous system. We use the most advanced technology to provide a comprehensive and accurate diagnosis. Our goal is to the identify the cause of your neurological condition as soon as possible so you can begin receiving appropriate treatment. Our diagnostic tests include:

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG): Detects abnormalities in your brain waves or in the electrical activity of your brain. There are several types of EEGs:
    • Routine EEG: Records brain activity for approximately 20 to 40 minutes.
    • Ambulatory EEG: An ambulatory EEG is where brain activity is recorded throughout the day and night over a period of one or more days.
    • Video EEG: Special type of EEG where you’re filmed while an EEG recording is taken. This can help provide more information about your brain activity.
  • Electromyogram (EMG): Helps differentiate causes for muscle weakness.
  • Nerve conduction studies (NCS): Measure muscle and nerve function.
  • Neuropsychological testing: Measure cognitive strength and deficiency.

Comprehensive neurological treatments

Our experts spend time understanding your symptoms and how they impact your daily life. This information is key to providing you with the most effective treatment plan.

Depending on your symptoms and needs, your neurological      team may include experts in general neurology, neuropsychology, cognitive neurology, movement disorders, vascular neurology, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders and neurophysiology.

Together, they develop an effective treatment plan that may involve:

  • Medication
  • Therapy
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Surgery

Team approach to neurological care

We also work closely with multiple disciplines outside of neurology, such as neurosurgery, orthopedics, rehabilitation and therapy, nutrition, genetic counseling, pain management, urology, social work and more. With this extensive multidisciplinary team, we provide coordinated care tailored to your specific needs, including:

  • Dietary and lifestyle coaching
  • Educational programs and support groups
  • Mental health counseling and neuropsychological evaluations
  • Pain management services
  • Rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies

This complete, compassionate care helps you and your family heal in body, mind and spirit. We aim to provide the right care at the right time, and your care team is with you through each step of the way. We work together to help you feel better and get the most enjoyment out of life.

Neurology research and clinical trials

Doctors at our onsite research labs are advancing the understanding of neurological disorders and how to best treat them. We continually strive to improve diagnostic methods and therapies with the end goal of improving outcomes for you. Our experts’ involvement with large national clinical trials may give you the opportunity to try promising therapies while they’re still being developed.