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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.

AANEM Accredited Neurodiagnostics Centers

Sandhills Neurologists also operates Sandhills Neurodiagnostics Centers at all three of our locations. Each Center is led by Dr. Henry Tellez and is fully accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM). Sandhills Neurodiagnostics is the only accredited center in Wake, Lee, Moore and their surrounding counties.The AANEM established laboratory accreditation criteria for electrodiagnostic (EDX) laboratories to ensure patients receive quality medical care in a safe environment. Laboratory accreditation provides patients, referral sources, and payers with a credible measure to differentiate the laboratory’s quality of care. The accreditation standards evaluate the diagnostic services and clinical operations essential to providing quality patient care, which include:

      • Clinical staff qualifications and continuing education
      • Physical facilities
      • EDX equipment
      • Protocols for performing EDX studies
      • Patient reports
      • Policies for ensuring the health and safety of every patient

To be awarded Accreditation, physicians performing studies in the laboratory must:

      • Have completed a neurology or physical medicine and rehabilitation residency program
      • Have completed a minimum of three months of training in EDX medicine as part of a residency or fellowship program; or
      • Be certified by the American Board of Neuromuscular Medicine (ABNM) or American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM) or by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) in clinical neurophysiology.

The Sandhills Neurodiagnostic Center offers the following services:

Electroencephalograms (EEG)

Performed in our office, a series of wires are attached to your scalp by a neurodiagnostic technologist. You will then be asked to perform a series of small tasks to elicit brain activity.

Long Term Video Monitoring

LTVM is performed in our offices and you will have a private bedroom. You will have small electrodes placed on your scalp for recording your brain waves. Your scalp will be wrapped with gauze and you will be connected to a video EEG machine. Typically, Long Term Video Monitoring will last 3 days.

Memory Testing

We use a computer based program called CNS Vital Signs, designed to test your memory, reactions and overall concentration.

Balance Plate Testing

In less than 60 second, this simple diagnostic device allows us to identify if you are at increased risk of falling.

Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS) & Electromyograms (EMG)

Performed in-house, this test aims to check the function of nerves and muscles and identify issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy, cervical radiculopathy and sciatica.

VNG (Videonystagmography) Testing

This test is used to determine if an inner ear (vestibular) condition may be causing a balance or dizziness problem.

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