to diagnose and treat all types of neurological disorders resulting from abnormalities in the brain, spinal cord and other nerves throughout the body. Dr. Johnston is trained to perform a variety of tests and scans to arrive at the correct diagnosis, which is vital to creating an effective treatment plan.
Neurology is a medical specialty that encompasses the study, diagnosis, treatment and management of neurological diseases. Neurologists, physicians who practice neurology, may treat patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Patients may be referred to Neurologists from other physicians such as their family doctor, or they may seek the care and expertise of a neurologist on their own accord.
Neurologists are trained to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions and diseases relating to the nervous system, such as headaches, stroke, epilepsy, seizures, injuries to the brain and spine, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, various types and forms of pain, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis and psychiatric disorders, among others. When diagnosing these and related disorders, Neurologists may utilize a variety of diagnostic procedures.
Neurologists often work as part of a multidisciplinary medical team, providing care for patients with complicated or advanced diagnoses. For example, neurologists often work in conjunction with psychiatrists, as the two medical specialties are closely related, and sometimes overlap. Neurologists also work in collaboration with physical therapists, as many neurological disorders can affect motor skills.