Are you looking for the highest quality expert care, right in your own back yard? For your convenience and ease, our team of neurologists provides consultation and evaluation services at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson, a great convenience over having to travel extensively for care.
What is Neurology?
Neurology is a highly specialized science of medicine dealing with anatomy, functions, and disorders of the brain, central nervous system, and peripheral nervous system. Fort HealthCare’s neurologists evaluate many neurological problems, such as headaches, seizures, strokes, Parkinsonism, multiple sclerosis, fainting, dizziness, brain tumors, arm and leg weakness, tremor and learning problems, in addition to performing procedures including electroencephalogram (EEG) and electromyography/nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS).
What is Neurosurgery?
Providing comprehensive consultative and follow up services, Neurosurgeons focus on treating diseases and disorders of the head and spinal cord, stroke, brain tumor, and movement disorders.
Meet Our Neurology Team
Fort HealthCare’s Specialty Clinic - Team of Neurologists provides comprehensive, compassionate, convenient care. Meet them here. Neurosurgeons offer surgical specialty, while neurologists are part of the general medicine team offering consultation and evaluation.
Brain Building: Tips for Healthier Brain Function
- Eat “Brain Foods.” What a no-brainer! Diets consisting of junk foods are typically high in trans fats and saturated fats. These can negatively affect the brain’s synapses, which are what connects the brains neurons. For improved learning and memory function, take on a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon, walnuts, and kiwi fruit.
- Exercise your brain. Using tools to stay mentally active now (like crossword puzzles, Sudoku, or memory games) makes the brain less at risk for developing dementia later.
- Exercise you body. Several studies have shown that working out can improve memory and thought clarity. A consistent fitness regiment can also decrease the risk of developing cognitive diseases. Exercising about a half hour per day is a great start. Exercise fosters neurogenesis (creation of new neuron cells), increases blood flow, and also help manage glucose.
- Recharge. Sleep allows your brain to replay and store information from throughout the day. Allow yourself a full eight hours of sleep every night. A 90-minute nap in the afternoon can also help solidify long term memories.
- Weigh in. People who are obese for years have increased brain degeneration, making occurrences of Alzheimer’s and other diseases that attack the brain more likely. Look to other tips mentioned above to avoid or fight obesity.