VA Hospital Neurology

The Neurology Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System provides neurologic services including EEG, EMG and evoked potentials to veterans throughout Michigan and parts of Ohio and Indiana (VISN 11).

Neurology Clinics are held four days/week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). Every year, the clinics evaluate more than 2,500 patients.

Common diagnostic problems include:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • brain tumors
  • epilepsy and seizure disorders
  • headache and other pain syndromes
  • multiple sclerosis
  • neuropathy and other neuromuscular diseases
  • Parkinson's disease, tremor and other movement disorders
  • sleep disorders
  • spinal cord injury
  • stroke and transient ischemic attack
  • traumatic brain injury

The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at the VA is accredited as a Center for Excellence by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

On average, the number of EEGs obtained annually exceeds 200 and the number of EMGs exceeds 100. Other services include:

  • acute stroke care
  • chemotherapy for multiple sclerosis
  • diagnostic monitoring of epilepsy
  • electrode stimulator implantation and management for medically refractory Parkinson's disease and essential tremor
  • sleep studies

The Neurology Service provides around-the-clock consultative services to patients in the Emergency Room and Urgent Care as well as Extended Care, Psychiatry and other inpatient services. On average, the number of annual consults exceeds 400. In addition, the Neurology Service maintains a small inpatient service. All VA Neurology staff are board-certified and are on staff at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor. The VA Medical Center is located less than one-half mile from the University of Michigan Medical Center.

Basic and clinical research in neurology is an integral component of the VA Neurology Service. Areas of research include:

  • Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
  • gene therapy of neurologic diseases
  • Huntington's disease and other neurogenetic diseases
  • neuropathy
  • pain syndromes
  • Parkinson's disease

Resident and medical student education is strongly supported, and University of Michigan residents and medical students welcome the opportunity to contribute to the clinical care of veterans at the Ann Arbor VA.

Appointments

Telephone 734-769-7100, extension 4445 (Station 10).

Send electronic referrals via CPRS (computerized patient record system).

For emergent or urgent consults, page the senior or junior Neurology resident on call.

Office address:

Neurology Service (127)
VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System
2215 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105-2399
Telephone 734-769-7100, extension 7562