Practice Spotlight: University Neurologists PSC

Published on January 19, 2012

This month, we’d like to introduce you to the talented team at University Neurologists PSC. University Neurologists provides comprehensive neurological care for adults and children in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The practice includes 20 fellowship trained subspecialists in all areas of neurology who are dedicated to developing and providing the most advanced care for patients across the region. The practice is one of the first to integrate into UofL Physicians.

The practice is led by Robert P. Friedland, M.D., Chairman; Kerri S. Remmel, M.D., Ph.D., Vice Chair for Clinical Services; Anand Vaishnav, M.D., M.P.H., Vice Chair for Academics; and Vinay Puri, M.D., Division Chief for Child Neurology.

“As neurologists, we are convinced that our specialty is a key to understanding the critical features of human abilities that are essential to a life full of joy and meaning,” said Dr. Friedland.

Adult & Geriatric Care:The qualified and caring physicians at University Neurologists provide diagnosis and treatment for stroke, alzheimers, epilepsy, headaches and migraines, multiple sclerosis, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, neuroimmunology, neuromuscular medicine and interventional neurology (removal of blood clots in the brain).

Pediatric Care: UofL Physicians’s child neurology practice also treats tics/Tourette Syndrome, ADHD, autistic spectrum disorders, developmental delays, neurometabolic/ neurogenetic disorders, Cerebral Palsy/spasticity, neuro-oncological disorders, neurocutaneous syndromes and neurodegenerative disorders.

Collaboration: UofL Physicians neurologists collaborate closely with our neurosurgery practice, coordinating specialized treatments for particular conditions. For example, UofL Physicians neurologists work with neurosurgeons to coordinate deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatments for movement disorders – surgeons implant the DBS device, then University Neurologists doctors perform the adjustments to the device during treatment.

Research: Clinical research done by UofL Physicians’s neurologists in stroke and multiple sclerosis are among the fastest growing programs in the country, enrolling patients in important clinical trials with potentially life-saving innovative treatments. The movement disorder program is the only nationally designated center of excellence in Parkinson’s disease in Kentucky.

The practice recently welcomed M. Steven Evans, M.D., as Director of the Epilepsy Division. The division is made up of a team of specialists committed to providing the best possible care for people with epilepsy. The division provides precise diagnosis of epilepsy syndromes and seizure types, expert EEG interpretation, in-patient epilepsy monitoring, expert medication management, epilepsy surgery, vagus nerve stimulation and investigational treatments.

The physicians of University Neurologists are committed to collaborating with their colleagues and providing exceptional care to their patients. Referrals are always welcome. To set up an appointment or refer a patient, please call 589-0802 (adults/geriatrics) or 589-8033 (pediatrics).