The Neurology Clinic assesses and treats patients with various headache conditions. Patients must be referred by their physician or another specialist.
The patient can expect to have a 45 minute assessment with our neurologist on his or her first visit. This will involve reviewing the patient’s medical history, any previously attempted headache treatments, and a physical exam. It is helpful for patients to review and bring their medical history or medical records to the appointment.
If appropriate, the neurologist will typically start the patient on medication and schedule a follow-up appointment 3-4 months later. This ensures the medication has had enough time to take effect.
If needed, further neurological testing and diagnostic investigations like MRIs, X-Rays, and CT scans are done externally.
Additional Information for the Referring Physician
It is important that patients have tried appropriate headache therapies before coming to HealthPointe’s Neurology Clinic. Due to the demand, some referrals may be declined if the patients have not tried at least two preventative medications for several months.
When providing a referral please provide as much detailed information as possible, including all tests, investigations, and previous medications prescribed.