Patient Care 2016-11-16T12:17:10+00:00

Patient Care

At Harbor-UCLA, we are committed to patient care.  The general neurology clinic is held Thursday mornings in the N-24 building on campus.  In this clinic, we treat patients with strokes, seizures, headaches, neuropathy, and a large number of other diagnoses.  Our subspecialty clinics are staffed by attendings with fellowship training or special interests in that particular area of neurology.  Our faculty is trained in performing and interpreting an array of ancillary testing so that patients can receive the necessary work up in a timely manner.

Services

  1. Electroencephalogram (EEG): routine, continuous, and video EEG
  2. Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS)
  3. Somatosensory and visual evoked potentials
  4. Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  5. Visual Field testing
  6. Autonomic testing

Subspecialty clinics

Neurobehavior/Dementia: The multispecialty Neurobehavior/Dementia clinic is overseen by two physicians with subspecialty training in Behavioral Neurology, Dr. McMurtray (Neurology) and Dr. Chung (Psychiatry).  The clinic is jointly staffed by neurology and psychiatry attending physicians. Patients may be referred for neuropsychological testing which is performed on campus.

Headache clinic: The headache clinic is a specialized clinic for the evaluation and management of patients with chronic headaches refractory to first line therapy.  This clinic is staff by volunteer faculty in neurology with specialized training in headaches and skilled therapies such as occipital nerve blocks and botulinum toxin injections.

Movement disorder clinic: The Harbor-UCLA movement disorder clinic at is a subspecialty clinic that focuses on diagnosing and treating patients with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.  This clinic is overseen by Dr. Diaz who has completed specialized training in movement disorders.

Multiple Sclerosis: This clinic evaluates and manages patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica (NMO) and related demyelinating autoimmune conditions. As the oldest operating MS clinic in the Los Angeles region, it offers comprehensive care for the underlying condition as well as its symptoms. The Harbor-UCLA MS Clinic has enjoyed continuous support from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, which helps provide social work and translator services to our patients. It is staffed by four attending neurologists with strong interest and experience in MS, including Drs. Morrow and Mehta.

Neuro-ID: This multispecialty clinic focuses on neurologic complications of infection with human immunodeficiency virus, including epilepsy, neurocognitive disorders, polyneuropathy, complications from CNS opportunistic infections, and other less common conditions.  This clinic is overseen by Dr. McMurtray (Neurology) and Dr. Witt/Dr. Daar (Infectious Disease) and jointly staffed by neurology and infectious disease specialists.

Neuromuscular: The neuromuscular clinic treats patients with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Myasthenia Gravis, muscular dystrophies, and other diseases affecting the nerves and muscles.  It is staffed by Dr. Naylor and Dr. Adler as well as a Dr. Chui, who is a visiting professor from UC Irvine.  Patients who need muscle biopsies or genetic testing will be referred to the appropriate departments at Harbor.

Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Harbor-UCLA Neuro-ophthalmology clinic assesses and treats patients with a wide range of conditions that affect vision and eye movement, including disorders of the optic nerve, central visual pathways and brainstem. It is staffed by Dr. Morrow and held in the Eye Clinic. Ancillary testing available includes visual fields, OCT and eye movement recording.

Botulinum toxin: This is a specialty clinic for the skilled use of botulinum toxin injections as treatment for a variety of approved neurological disorders including dystonia and post-stroke spasticity. This clinic is staffed by Dr. Diaz and volunteer faculty that have received specialized training in administering botulinum toxin injections.

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