Neurologists at Wyoming Neurologic Associates provide comprehensive services to people throughout the region affected by disease of the brain, spine nerve and muscles. Our specialists provide inpatient coverage at Wyoming Medical Center as well as telephone coverage for numerous hospitals throughout Wyoming. Hospital based services include a nationally recognized Primary Stroke Center and the Level 3 certified Wyoming Epilepsy Center.
Clinical Neurophysiology involves the measurement and assessment of function of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and skeletal muscle for the purpose of diagnosing and treating neurological disorders. Clinical neurophysiological procedures commonly used in diagnosing and treating neurological disorders include EEG, EMG, evoked potentials, epilepsy monitoring and movement monitoring (including electronystagmography. EEG, EMG, and evoked potentials directly measure spontaneous or evoked electrical or magnetic fields generated by the nervous system or muscle. In contrast, respiratory effort, airflow, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, body motion, secretion, and behavioral monitoring are measured using chemical and mechanical techniques. Electrical, magnetic, mechanical and chemical based tests are used in varying combinations in clinical neurophysiology for epilepsy monitoring and movement analysis.
Patients seen at our various clinics receive treatment for a wide variety of conditions including:
Alzheimer disease and other dementias
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, also called Lou Gehrig’s disease)
Brain injury and concussion
Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions
Migraine and other headaches
Parkinson disease and other movement disorders
Spinal cord injury
We use a variety of diagnostic and treatment procedures to ensure we are delivering the best and most appropriate treatment. Procedures offered include:
Electromyogram, including nerve conduction study (EMG/NCS)
Polysomnography (sleep studies)
Cerebral spinal fluid analysis (lumbar puncture, or spinal tap)
Intravenous Infusion of medications
Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) Management
Vagus Nerve Stimulator (VNS) Management
Responsive Neuro Stimulator (RNS) Management
Vestibulo-Nystagmography (VNG) in collaboration with the Wyoming Center for Dizziness and Balance
Established in 2006, the Wyoming Epilepsy Center has served as a regional referral destination for people affected by seizures across the 4 state area. While patients come from all around the region are seen by our specialists from across Wyoming, follow ups may be done at hometown outreach clinics or arranged by tele-health. Outpatient evaluations may include electroencephalogram (EEG) done in one of our offices. More extensive evaluation might include prolonged Ambulatory EEG done in the home or admission to our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. We have a full suite of services needed to diagnose and treat almost all patients suffering from seizures. Our program is nationally recognized and is fully accredited as a level 3 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC).
Referral Guidelines for seizure disorders have been established by the NAEC. Delayed or denied referral may be detrimental to the patient’s health, safety and quality of life.
The American Epilepsy Society and The Epilepsy Foundation of America are tremendous resources for reliable information regarding epilepsy and related problems.
The nationally recognized stroke center in Casper is a collaborative effort Wyoming Neurologic Associates and Wyoming Medical Center. Started in 2006, this Primary stroke center has consistently achieved the highest standards set by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association. Casper serves as the main referral center and central hub for the statewide system of care for stroke.
A stroke occurs every 40 seconds in the United States
WNA is leading the way in developing the statewide system of care. This will include service as the Hub for a regional TeleStroke system
National Recognized Stroke Center