Contact Avera Medical Group Neurology
Receive expert neurological care for conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system at Avera Medical Group Neurology in Sioux Falls, SD. Contact us:
Avera Medical Group Neurology
The physicians of Avera Medical Group Neurology in Sioux Falls, SD, are the region’s leading experts in comprehensive and thorough care of the brain, spine and nervous system. While neurology is the sole focus of our highly trained neurologists, many have advanced sub-specialty education in such areas as epilepsy, headache medicine, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease and sleep. They also have special interest in Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and other conditions that are difficult to diagnose. We collaborate with the Avera Brain & Spine Institute to care for patients with neurological conditions. Avera Medical Group Neurology Sioux Falls is a department of Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center.
We pride ourselves on a patient centered approach to all neurological issues, from the simple to the extremely complex.
Conditions We Treat
Upon evaluation from one of our physician’s, we will order tests to diagnose your condition and plan treatment. Some of the common tests ordered include:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a neuromuscular disease that attacks motor neurons. This causes progressive paralysis which makes even the simplest movements such as walking, communicating, and eating impossible. Once the disease is diagnosed, specialists and health care professionals at our ALS Clinic offer patients comprehensive treatment in a compassionate setting.
Although it is impossible to erase the weakness and progressive muscle paralysis that accompany ALS, team members strive to maintain a patient’s muscle function and his or her ability to perform the daily activities of life.
Multiple Sclerosis Center
The Great Plains Multiple Sclerosis Center is nationally recognized and has certification from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. One of the first in the region, The Great Plains Multiple Sclerosis Center represents a collaborative partnership between Avera Medical Group Neurology, the Avera Brain & Spine Institute, The Multiple Sclerosis Society and a wide range of professional resources dedicated to MS care.
Headaches affect millions of Americans and can lead to missed days at work, strain in relationships, and overall decrease in the quality of life. We care for patients with the entire spectrum of headaches, from new onset headaches to chronic, longstanding migraines.
Our Headache Center provides counseling on migraine triggers, traditional medical options and access to emerging therapies. Treatments range from advanced therapies to lifestyle changes, and may include neurolenses, eye/brain medical screening, medications, injections or infusions, Botox, acupuncture, exercise and diet, stress reduction, sleep modifications and avoidance of headache triggers.
When you come for your appointment, please bring the following:
- Your driver’s license or photo identification
- Physician referral forms if required by insurance
- A list of current prescriptions and/or over-the-counter medications you are taking, including dose and frequency
- Pertinent information about your medical and surgical history
- Any recent labs, X-rays, MRIs, CTs, or appropriate records you may have
If you have been referred by another doctor, that doctor will promptly receive a letter outlining our findings and the course of treatment. We encourage you to return to your primary doctor after our specialized care is complete.
Billing & Insurance
We will bill your primary and secondary insurance if the insurance cards are presented at the time of your visit, otherwise you will be responsible for the charges until complete insurance information is provided. Contact your insurance provider to verify your coverage.
If your insurance plan requires a referral, please ensure this is in place by contacting your primary care physician 48 hours before your appointment with us.
You will receive a statement of your account once your insurance provider has responded. If you don’t have insurance, we require payment at the time of service unless special arrangements are made. We are a Medicare participating provider and accept assignment for all of our Medicare patients. We charge a fee for completing disability insurance forms depending on the complexity and frequency. This fee is not paid by insurance. Please contact our medical records personnel for details.
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