It's only natural to want to know what you can expect on your first visit to your Stony Brook movement disorder specialist. Below provides you with a summary of what a typical initial consultation entails. And if you're an existing Stony Brook Medicine patient, you may already have a patient portal account. If not, your Stony Brook movement disorder specialist will provide you with an invitation to enroll during your first visit. Click on the link below to learn more about our patient portal.
- Initial Consultation: What to expect
The first step in establishing an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan is to undergo an evaluation with a Stony Brook movement disorders neurologist. During the initial evaluation, you will undergo a complete neurological examination. This typically includes being asked to perform different tasks like writing, walking across the room, pouring water, drinking water and drawing spirals. By observing these seemingly simple tasks, the movement disorders neurologist is able to learn key information about your movements, and can usually make a provisional diagnosis pending further tests.
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