The Hunterdon Healthcare Neurosciences Team
Primary Care Physician — Your primary care physician is specifically trained to be your first point of entry into the healthcare system and will be your advocate in coordinating your ongoing healthcare. You and your primary care physician will work — as a team — to meet your medical, physical and emotional healthcare needs.
Your primary care physician provides comprehensive healthcare, routinely monitors your overall health and partners with you to make healthcare decisions. If changes to your medical condition indicate a neurological disorder or that you require the care of a specialist, your physician will make recommendations and coordinate your care. We encourage you to communicate regularly with your primary care physician.
Neurologist – Our neurologists specialize in diagnosing and treating adult and pediatric neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, stroke, epilepsy, headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, concussion, migraines, sleep disorders, vertigo, ADHD and seizures.
Neurodevelopmental Pediatricians – Our neurodevelopmental pediatricians are specially trained physicians who evaluate, counsel, and provide treatment for children, adolescents, and their families with a wide range of developmental and behavioral difficulties.
Neurosurosurgeon – A neurosurgeon is a doctor who specializes in surgery on the nervous system, including the brain and spine.
Occupational Therapist – Occupational therapists help people participate in the things they want and need to do through the use of everyday activities. Through a variety of therapies occupational therapists and assistants can help children with disabilities to participate fully in school, help people recover from physical or neurological injury, and support older adults who are experiencing physical and cognitive changes.
Pain Specialist – Pain specialists, or pain medicine doctors, are experts at diagnosing the cause of pain and then treating it. Anesthesiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons most frequently specialize in pain management.
Physical Therapist – Physical therapists help patients regain mobility and movement after injury, illness, surgery or neurological incident, such as stroke. Our physical therapists with patients in inpatient, outpatient and home settings.
Psychiatrists — Hunterdon Behavioral Health is a leading provider of psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults and senior adults.
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication monitoring
- Consultation with other physicians and clinicians
- Child Study Team assessments
Psychologists – Hunterdon Behavioral Health provides high-quality, comprehensive mental health and addiction services. We diagnose, treat and care for adolescents and adults with mental illness, emotional difficulties or addiction.
We provide treatment for children, adolescents and adults who experience:
- Mental illness
- Drug or alcohol addiction
- Family crises
- Difficulties in their work or school environment
- Anxiety disorders
- Attention disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Eating disorders
- Emotional and behavioral issues
- Peer pressure
Speech Language Pathologist – The Speech and Hearing Department at Hunterdon Medical Center offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the communication impaired. We serve both children and adults.
Speech services include evaluations and treatment for:
- Articulation delay or disorder
- Language delay or disorder
- Problems associated with developmental delay, trauma, stroke, learning disabilities or laryngectomy
- Swallowing disorders
- Voice disorders
Audiologist – The Speech and Hearing Department at Hunterdon Medical Center offers:
- complete audiological evaluations for adults and children
- Hearing aid evaluations
- Hearing aid dispensing and service
- Central auditory processing evaluations
- Assistive listening devices
Center for Healthy Aging – The staff of the Center for Healthy Aging at Hunterdon Medical Center includes geriatricians (physicians specializing in the care of the elderly) and a geriatric nurse practitioners. A Geriatric Assessment is a comprehensive evaluation of the older adult by a team of health care professionals who specialize in care of the elderly. Hunterdon Medical Center’s Geriatric Assessment Team looks at all areas of life – health habits, medications, social support, physical abilities, emotional health and environment – to help the seniors and family members adjust to the transitions associated with aging. The goal is to help elders live life to the fullest and help family members provide the best care possible.
Sleep Center — The staff of the Sleep Disorders Center at the Hunterdon Medical Center includes: a Medical Director who is a specialist in pulmonary medicine and sleep disorders; a Director of the Sleep Center who is a registered respiratory therapist; a Doctor of Sleep Medicine; a Sleep Center Coordinator; numerous Registered Polysomnographic Technicians, who are technologists with specialized training in sleep studies; as well as a number of Sleep Technologists and Scorers.
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