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Neurology


Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland and Davis neurologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders affecting the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. Our patients benefit from our dedicated team approach. For the best possible treatment, our neurologists work together to manage your care, coordinating with other specialists including neurosurgeons, neurointerventional radiologists, neurocritical care specialists, acute rehabilitation specialists, and specially trained nurses.
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Neurologic Conditions Treated

At Dignity Health Medical Foundation, our neurological disorders team help diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including: 

  • ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain tumors
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Movement disorders including Parkinson's disease
  • Neuromuscular disorders including Myasthenia gravis and immune neuropathies
  • Sleep disorders including sleep apnea and narcolepsy
  • Spine conditions including herniated (slipped) disks
  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injuries  

Diagnosis and Treatments

Neurological diseases and disorders are vast and complex. Our neurologists conduct a wide range of diagnostic procedures including:

An electroencephalogram, or EEG, is one of the key tests used to diagnose nervous system conditions, especially epilepsy.

Electromyography (EMG) is a diagnostic technique used in identifying and characterizing neurological disorders affecting the nerve roots, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscles.

A nerve conduction study (NCS), also called a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test, is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. NCS can determine nerve damage and destruction. During the test, the nerve is stimulated, usually with surface electrode patches attached to the skin.

Primary Stroke Care

Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland and Davis neurologists support Woodland Memorial Hospital’s Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center. This designation is unique in Yolo County, offering patients an extensive continuum of care, from exceptional emergency response to rehabilitation after discharge from the hospital.

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Multiple Sclerosis

Dignity Health Medical Foundation—Woodland and Davis offers patients comprehensive multiple sclerosis care from a neurologist who has made his life’s work about helping patients with MS manage the disorder. From initial diagnosis to supporting the physical, cognitive, emotional and social aspects of the disorder, we work alongside patients’ primary care doctor to ensure seamless, coordinated care.

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Sleep Disorders

Accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Woodland’s Sleep Disorder Center offers the latest in digital technology for assessing patients’ sleep problems. In collaboration with a comprehensive team of pulmonologists (respiratory specialists), psychologists and otolaryngologists (ear, nose & throat doctors), our sleep specialists work with patients and their sleep partner to help diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

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Headache Care

Headaches are an all too common problem, but for some patients they can be a debilitating condition. At Dignity Health Medical Foundation — Woodland and Davis, our neurologists asses the contributing factors of headaches to help put patients on a road to headache management.

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