Clinical neuromuscular evaluations are combined with sophisticated
testing, including autonomic, genetic, electrophysiological, imaging,
biopsy and serological tests, not available in most neurology clinics.
Our specialists are nationally recognized experts in the diagnosis
and treatment of neuromuscular disorders, and are actively
investigating neuromuscular disorders to find new, more effective treatments.
The Neuromuscular Program offers:
Sophisticated diagnostic testing, and interpretation of
results by experienced neuromuscular clinicians
Neurologists and neuropathologists with extensive experience in
developing personalized treatment plans
for hereditary neuromuscular conditions, treating multiple
generations with a seamless transition from childhood to adult
Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) designated clinic
with an on-site coordinator to help patients access support
Representatives from Stanford's Neuromuscular Clinic, Neurosciences Department, Rehabilitation, Integrative Medicine, and the new Neuroscience building construction crew all participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
For your convenience, you may check in for all same-day appointments
at the Stanford Neuroscience Health Center through a centralized,
check-in desk near the front lobby. In addition to all outpatient
services, you also can access onsite pre-surgery consultations at the
Appointments are available by physician referral only. Call us to
reschedule an appointment or to schedule a follow-up appointment.
PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT
Check in 20 minutes prior to your appointment.
records or films (preferably on disc) that are relevant to the
purpose of your appointment.
Bring a pen and notepad to
take notes if needed.
The length of your first appointment
may vary. Diagnostic appointments take one or more hours.
Returning patients or those with an existing diagnosis will see
part or all of the multidisciplinary clinic team. These appointments
last from one to three hours.
AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT
To reorder a prescription, have your pharmacy call us directly with
your prescription information.
Unfortunately, it is not possible for us to see all patients who are
referred to us. We screen all referrals to select those who will
benefit the most from a consultation. Also, most of our clinics have a
significant waiting period for new consultations. Please provide as
much clinical information as possible so our staff may triage the
referral to the appropriate sub-specialty clinic.
We recognize that some patients may need consultation sooner than
routine scheduling permits. Our doctors are happy to speak with you to
facilitate urgent visits on a case-by-case basis.
Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics)
provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well
as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office
staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
To refer a patient, call our New Patient Coordinator at
650-723-6469 or fax the following information to 650-320-9443:
Patient's name, birthdate, address, phone number, and other
Insurance carrier and any required
Referring physician's name, address, and phone
Referral letter or a description of the patient's
medical history, diagnosis and reason for referral; include issues
for us to address and any preference of neurologist or subspecialty
Our coordinator will schedule directly with the patient. Our staff
will usually call the patient within two to three working days of
receiving the referral.
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