What is Neurology?

Neurology is the practice of medicine that focuses on the health of your brain, spinal cord, and nerves, collectively referred to as the nervous system. As your body's communication and processing center, the nervous system is very important to your health and who you are. It lets you think, feel, control your body, and communicate. Problems with your nervous system may cause trouble moving, talking, feeling, reading, thinking, and doing things you normally do.

The following diagnostic tests are offered through Scotland Memorial Hospital's Neurology Department:
Electroencephalography (EEG) - an examination of spontaneous brain activity to diagnose disease processes
Peripheral nerve conduction velocities and EMGs
Evoked potentials - both auditory and visual studies
Pediatric EEGs for ages 10 and younger are sent to Chapel Hill to be interpreted by a pediatric neurologist.

Diagnostic testing is provided both in the hospital and at our outpatient center located at 705-A Lauchwood Dr., Prestwick Park, Laurinburg.

Board Certified Neurologist
Dr. John Mahon, board certifed neurologist, is an active member of Scotland Memorial Hospital's medical staff. He treats patients with such neurological illnesses as stroke, movement disorders (Parkinson's disease), dementia and memory problems (Alzheimer's disease), sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, neuromuscular and peripheral nerve disorders, headache, women's neurological problems, epilepsy, vertigo, and many others.

Dr. Mahon offers the following in-office testing:
Electromyography (EMG)
Electroencephalography (EEG)
Ambulatory and video electroencephalography
Nerve conduction studies
Ankle brachial index

Scotland Neurology has two convenient locations;
704-A Progress Place, Laurinburg
921 Long Dr., Rockingham

For additional information about neurology services, you may contact Scotland Memorial Hospital's Neurology Department at 910-291-7675 or Scotland Neurology at 910-266-9876.

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