What Neurologists Do
Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and disorders of the nervous system.
Other Job Titles Neurologists May Have
Adult Neurologist, Adult and Pediatric Neurologist, General Neurologist, Neurologist, Pediatric Neurologist, Physician
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include Interview patients to obtain information, such as complaints, symptoms, medical histories, and family histories. Examine patients to obtain information about functional status of areas, such as vision, physical strength, coordination, reflexes, sensations, language skills, cognitive abilities, and mental status. Perform or interpret the outcomes of procedures or diagnostic tests, such as lumbar punctures, electroencephalography, electromyography, and nerve conduction velocity tests. Order or interpret results of laboratory analyses of patients' blood or cerebrospinal fluid. Diagnose neurological conditions based on interpretation of examination findings, histories, or test results. See More
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