Advanced Neurology Care in Northern Michigan

Patients with neurological disorders in northern Michigan have access to board-certified neurologists based in Traverse City and Manistee who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system impairments.  

The nervous system consists of all the nerves in your body that regulate and coordinate your body’s activities. It has two parts:

  • The central nervous system – the brain and spinal cord

  • Peripheral nervous system – the eyes, ears, skin and all sensory receptors, muscles and peripheral nerves

Neurologists provide advanced care for nervous system issues ranging from chronic headaches to conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

Neurologists and neurosurgeons work with primary care providers and other medical professionals to develop a customized treatment plan for illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system.

A Team Approach to Care

In addition to neurologists and neurosurgeons, Munson Healthcare’s interdisciplinary team includes professionals who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, neuropsychology, and radiology.

Team members provide a high level of neurological care as they assess each patient’s unique brain or spine condition, discuss treatment options, and help people live the healthiest life possible.

Conditions We Treat

Symptoms that May Require a Neurologist

  • Changes in senses, such as smell, touch, or vision

  • Confusion

  • Coordination problems

  • Dizziness

  • Muscle weakness

Hospital-based Neurologists

Munson Medical Center has two board-certified neurohospitalists who oversee care for people in the hospital with neurological disorders. The majority of patients return to their primary care provider for follow-up visits after they leave the hospital.

The neurohospitalists are available around the clock for consultations with other physicians in northern Michigan and beyond. 

 

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Classes and Support Groups

  • Frankfort Support Group: Benzie Parkinson's Bravery Brigade: The mission of the Benzie Parkinson's Bravery Brigade is to educate and improve the quality of life for people with Parkinson's disease and their care partners by facilitating relationships and the exchange of information in an environment that is supportive of movement and exercise. Meetings are held monthly at 9:30 am at the Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center in Frankfort. Each meeting will offer a relevant presentation by a local health care provider or expert from a community organization and group discussion. All are welcome. To learn more, please call 231-622-5140 or email Benzie.Parkinsons@gmail.com.
  • Traverse City Exercise GroupPatients with Parkinson’s disease often benefit from guided exercise and movement. This class will teach you exercises to help strengthen and relax your muscles, improve your balance and coordination, and provide voice training. The class is taught by physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists. The class is open to anyone living with Parkinson’s disease and spouses and caregivers are welcome to join. Classes are held every month on the second Wednesday and the fourth Thursday at the Munson Community Health Center in Traverse City. Cost is $10. You may pay when you arrive for the class with a credit card or check. To register, call 231-935-8600.