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What is a Neurologist?

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What is a Neurologist?

Did you know that CCH provides Neurology as one of our services? A neurologist is a medical doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system. Not to be confused with a psychiatrist whose focus is mental illness. They both specialize in brain health but do vastly different things.

Some disorders a neurologist might address are:

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Concussion

  • Epilepsy

  • Migraine

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Stroke


Neurologists are able to diagnose complex conditions through detailed medical history and physical examination of a patient. Some of these examinations include testing of mental status, vision, speech, strength, sensation, coordination, reflexes and gait. People who are having problems with their senses, such as touch, vision, or smell, may also need to see a neurologist. Problems with senses are sometimes caused by nervous system disorders (Han, MD et al., 2019).

CCMG Neurology is available two days a week in the Main Clinic. For more information contact us at 307.688.3636



Han, MD, S., De Pietro, CRT, M., & Cherney, K. (Eds.). (2019, May 29). Neurologist: Definition, Treatments, Areas, and More. Healthline.

What is a neurologist? (n.d.).