The ANMC Neurology Clinic specializes in providing a full range of neurology services, evaluations, treatment and recommendations, including neurological conditions such as:
- Traumatic and non-traumatic acquired brain injuries
- Multiple sclerosis
- Stroke and cerebrovascular disease
- Seizures/epilepsy, including vagal nerve stimulator therapy
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
- Movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease and deep brain stimulator therapy
- Administration of Botox for neuromuscular indications
- Trigger point injections (also known as prolotherapy) for myofascial pain
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Other various neurological conditions
The Neurology Clinic also offers and performs numerous neurodiagnostic studies including electroencephalogram (EEG), electromyogram (EMG), nerve conduction velocity (NCV), video evoked potential (VEP), and auditory brainstem response (ABR).
How do I make an appointment?
To make an appointment, you must first receive a referral from your primary care provider or another specialty clinic.
If you have any questions, please contact our clinic and we can work with you and your provider on the appropriate referral.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for me to be seen?
Once a complete referral is received from your primary care provider, your referral will be reviewed by Neurology and more info or testing may be requested. You will be called to schedule an initial visit with Neurology and any additional testing if needed as soon as possible.
What will my new patient appointment consist of?
If you are being seen for the first time by one of the Neurology providers, you will go over a full review of past medical history with an emphasis on neurological diseases. Depending on your symptoms, additional testing may be requested prior to being seen in preparation for your visit.
Do I need an escort for my visit?
Unless your mobility is greatly diminished, cannot travel alone due to medical issues, or other extenuating circumstances are present, you will not need an escort for your initial visit with Neurology.
Where is the Neurology Clinic located?
We are on the third floor of the Healthy Communities Building (HCB) within the Internal Medicine Clinic. The HCB is the building right by the pond across from the Alaska Native Medical Center hospital. Shuttles frequently run between Patient Housing and the hospital and the HCB. Please do not confuse us with Neurosurgery, which is located in ANMC hospital.
I have chronic pain. Will Neurology provide me with pain medications?
No, this is not typically offered by a specialty clinic and chronic pain prescriptions are usually managed by your primary care provider. Depending on your situation, you may also be referred to the Pain Management Clinic.
What is an electroencephalogram?
An EEG is a test used to help diagnosis a seizure disorder. It is a safe, painless, non-invasive test using small electrodes attached to your scalp to record the electrical activity of your brain. Please see the following website for more info: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/diagnosis/eeg
What is an EMG/NCV?
An electromyogram (EMG) is a test to measure a muscle’s response to a signal from your nerves. The information obtained helps to determine if you have any neuromuscular abnormalities. An EMG is not usually painful but may be uncomfortable as a very small needle is inserted into the muscle being tested.
A nerve conduction study (NCV) is a test that measures the ability of your nerve to conduct a signal. This test can determine nerve damage and destruction and helps to determine if there is a problem and where the problem is located. This non-invasive test is not painful but may be uncomfortable as a small electrical current delivered by an electrode stimulates the nerve and another electrode records the information.
What is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy is an injection-based technique that involves injection of an irritant and local anesthetic for treatment of chronic musculoskeletal or myofascial pain. This is treatment is based upon the principle that chronic pain is often caused by muscles needing to compensate to stabilize loose ligaments and tendons that keep your joints stable. Prolotherapy injections cause inflammation and scar tissue to form and build up around the affected area tightening the ligament and making it more stable. This relieves the burden on the associated muscles and helps to alleviate muscle spasms and pain.
Alaska Brain Injury Network
National Stroke Association
National Parkinson Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Brain Trauma Foundation
Swedish Neuroscience Institute
Clinic Hours and Contact Information
Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday
Phone: (907) 729-1500
Location: Healthy Communities Building
3900 Ambassador Drive, third floor