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COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Overview of the virus

COVID-19 is an illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus. It is believed to spread in ways similar to the common cold—such as through coughs, sneezes, or handshakes. We are following established infection prevention protocols and remain prepared to care for patients. We have trained and practiced for these scenarios. When you enter our clinic, you may see certain staff members wearing masks. This is a preventative measure. Patients who exhibit any respiratory symptoms will also be asked to wear masks and will be rescheduled for non-emergent appointments.

Important Information about your upcoming appointment:

Keep Your Scheduled Appointments

You should not avoid seeking necessary care out of concerns about COVID-19 and you should keep your appointments unless otherwise instructed by your physician. However, if you are experiencing symptoms or think you've been exposed to COVID-19, call your doctor before going to your appointment.

If We Need to Reschedule

Your Appointment
As things evolve, we may reach out to reschedule clinic visits or procedures. In the event that we need to reschedule your appointment, we will call you.

Keep Taking Your Medications

We recommend that you continue taking all medications, as prescribed, unless otherwise instructed by your physician. Contact your physician if you have questions. While you are visiting our office, please remember to follow the CDC’s guidelines concerning social distancing and hand hygiene to protect yourself and others.

EFFECTIVE 3/23/2020 - 4/9/2020:

We will be reducing our office hours and will be open from 8am-2pm. If you have an urgent matter outside of these hours, please call 911. If you need to speak with us about a non-urgent matter, please call our office between the hours of 8am-2pm.

From memory and balance testing to analyzing brain activity via EEG, we are certified to perform a range of clinical tests and procedures to better diagnose your neurologic condition.

Understanding Why You Feel Dizzy or Unsteady

We know that dizziness and unsteadiness do not feel the same to everyone and may indicate one or a number of medical conditions causing this common symptom. Our goal is to employ comprehensive balance testing to determine a patient’s risk of falling and to see if an inner ear (vestibular) condition may be causing balance or dizziness problems. Our clinical team, will employ diagnostic balance testing to investigate if a patient may be suffering from one of the following balance disorders:

  • Vertigo
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
  • Visual Vertigo
  • Lightheadedness
  • Disequilibrium
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Migraine-Associated Dizziness

Testing & Diagnosis

Balance Plate Testing

In less than 60 seconds, this simple diagnostic device allows us to identify if you are at increased risk of falling. You will be asked to stand still on both rigid and soft surfaces as we measure your ability to control your center of gravity.

VNG (Videonystagmography) Testing

Non-invasive testing used to determine if an inner ear (vestibular) condition may be causing your balance or dizziness problem. VNG is a group of the following three tests:

Oculomotor Tests

Designed to evaluate a patient’s ability to correctly follow a visual stimulus based on several factors, including speed and accuracy.

Positional Tests

These tests involve moving patients into different positions on our exam table to evaluate the message the balance system sends regarding positional changes.

Caloric Tests

Inner ear irrigations are used to determine the overall responsiveness of the vestibular or balance system in each ear.

Are You at Risk of Falling?

An estimated one in every three adults age 65 and older experience a fall — which may result in serious injury and loss of independence. To determine if you may be at risk for a fall, take our 15-question balance survey by clicking the link below.

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