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Auckland Medical Specialists Neurology Services

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Description

What is Neurology?
Neurology is the study of the Nervous System (brain, spinal cord and nerves), how it controls various parts of the body and the diseases and disorders that may affect it.
 
The brain coordinates how we think and what we do physically as well as controlling how the body manages itself.  It sends messages to, and receives information from, the rest of the body via a complex system of nerves which use chemicals and electricity to send information.
 
The Nervous System can be divided into the
  • voluntary nervous system which controls what we choose to do and the
  • involuntary or autonomic nervous system that controls automatic functions that we don’t have to think about.
 A medical specialist in this field is a Neurologist.  A Neurosurgeon is a surgeon who operates on parts of the nervous system.  The two specialists often work together, depending on the problem.

Consultants

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Closed weekends and public holidays

Some Saturday mornings available.

Referral Expectations

Your GP will refer you to see a neurologist if they think you have a problem that involves the nervous system and that needs specialist help in diagnosing or treating that condition.
 
A history of your symptoms will be taken as well as a review of any medications you are on (so please bring these with you).  The doctor may also review any old notes and previous problems you have had. 
You will then be examined which may include a general examination as well as an examination of the nervous system.  An examination of the brain and nerves may include testing your memory and concentration as well as other aspects of thinking processes.  It also involves examining how well the nerves to your head and body are working. You may have further testing to establish the diagnosis.
 
The specialist will discuss with you the possible diagnosis and what further tests or treatments are recommended.  They will correspond with your GP about your diagnosis, results of tests and a treatment plan.  
 
You may also be referred to a physiotherapist or occupational therapist.  A physiotherapist provides physical therapy to assist with any disability you have.  An occupational therapist reviews what equipment/advice will assist in activities of daily living if you have a disability. 
 
ACC patients must have a purchase order number from an ACC case manager.

Common Conditions / Procedures / Treatments

  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)

    An EEG is a test to detect abnormalities in the electrical activity of the brain.  Cells in the brain communicate with each other via electrical activity.… More

  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)

    NCS are tests of the speed of conduction of impulses through a nerve.  A doctor performs the tests.… More

  • Electromyography (EMG)

    EMG is a test that assesses disorders of muscles and the nerves controlling them.… More

  • Radiology

    Computer Tomography (CT) A CT image is created by using an X-ray beam, which is sent through the body from different angles giving cross-sectional images of the body.… More

  • Epilepsy

    Epilepsy is a condition where people have seizures or ‘fits’.  Seizures may present in many forms but are due to bursts of electrical activity within the brain.   The problem can be with the electricity of the brain on its own or due to some underlying structural lesion of the brain.… More

  • Parkinson's Disease

    Parkinson's disease is a disorder of the brain characterised by shaking (tremor), slowing of movement and difficulty with walking and coordination.… More

  • Headaches/Migraines

    Most headaches are not due to significant underlying problems but you may be referred if your GP is worried about the nature of your headaches or you are having difficulty controlling them with standard treatment.… More

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease involving the brain and spinal cord.  It occurs over time in multiple sites in these two areas of the nervous system.… More

  • Motor Neurone Disease (MND)

    This refers to a group of progressive disorders where there is destruction of motor neurones (the nerves that control voluntary muscle activity such as speaking, walking, breathing, and swallowing.)  Symptoms include: gradual weakening, shrinking of muscles and uncontrollable twitching of the muscles.  Sensation, memory and personality are not affected.… More

Charges

Initial Consultation:          $380.00 - $420.00

 

Follow-Up Consultation:   $150.00 - $200.00

Travel Directions

Travelling from South

  • Take the Market Rd exit and turn left
  • Right turn at lights into Great South Rd
  • Travel to main intersection of Manukau Rd & Great South Rd lights
  • Straight ahead into Alpers Ave (one way street)
  • Left turn into Gillies Ave.

Travelling from North

  • Take the Gillies Ave exit

Public Transport

We recommend the website www.maxx.co.nz

This website will provide you with information on the public transport available in your area as well as prices, timetables and a journey planner

Parking

There is parking available on site (including disabled)

Parking is also available on Gillies Ave between 9am-4pm

Contact Details

Auckland Medical Specialists

Central Auckland

183 Gillies Avenue
Epsom
Auckland 1023

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Street Address

183 Gillies Avenue
Epsom
Auckland 1023

Postal Address

PO Box 99354
Newmarket
Auckland 1149

This page was last updated at 9:13AM on June 10, 2014. This information is reviewed and edited by Auckland Medical Specialists Neurology Services.