Our clinic hours may fall outside of our phone hours which are:
Mon – Thurs: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Fri: 8:30am – 12:00pm
closed for lunch: 12pm – 1pm
Specialty: Neurology, Sleep Medicine
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Our physicians utilize the latest technology to diagnose and treat complicated neurologic conditions. Our patient-centered approach to treatment options is a comfort to our patients and their families.
Lake Norman Neurology welcomes new patients from ages 2 years through adult by appointment. Many of our patients are referred to us by their primary care providers, but a referral isn’t always necessary. Please call our office if you have specific questions or would like to schedule an appointment.
Our physicians are available after office hours for emergencies only. If you have an urgent situation, please call 704-662-6052 and leave a message for the doctor on call. If you feel the condition is serious or life threatening, we recommend you call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately.
For answers to questions or other non-emergent needs after our normal office hours, please leave a message on our answering machine, and we will return your call the following business day.
What You Should Bring to Your Appointment
For your first appointment, please print and fill out the new patient packet on our website. Be sure to bring a list of your current medications and your insurance cards to every appointment.
All co-payments are due at the time of service. Though we accept most insurance plans, we recommend you contact your insurance company or call our office for confirmation. All patients currently without insurance will need to pay the full payment at the time of the appointment. If you have any questions about patient forms, insurance or payment options, please contact our practice manager Michele Dufore at 704-799-8413. We are happy to help.
If for any reason you are unable to keep your scheduled appointment, please call 704-662-3077 and choose option 5 to reschedule or cancel. We will also confirm your appointment via our telephone automated system, please be sure to listen to the message and select the best option. We ask for at least a 24-hour notice when changing or cancelling an appointment. Appointments not kept or not cancelled ahead of time may be subject to a $50 cancellation fee.
Please download the following forms and bring them filled out prior to your first appointment.
- Full Patient Packet
- Medical History Form
- Authorization for Release of Personal Health Information
- Notice of Privacy Practices
- New Patient Information
- Physician Referral Form
- Sleep Questionnaire
- Patient Acknowledgment Form
- Medication/Allergy List
We also ask that you bring a list of your current medications and your insurance cards to every appointment.
Our practice is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries, and disorders that affect the nervous system in patients ages 2 through adult. The nervous system is very complex and regulates and coordinates body activities. The nervous system is classified in two divisions:
- Central nervous system – consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
- Peripheral nervous system – consisting of all other neural elements.
Principal organs are also related to the nervous system and can include: eyes and ears; sensory organs of taste and smell; and other sensory receptors in the skin, joints, muscles and other parts of the body.
Neurological conditions are many times caused by damage to the nervous system including: infections, injury, degeneration, tumors, blood flow disruption and other internal and external influences.
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Our physicians treat a wide range of conditions.
Some of the most common conditions we see are:
Some Common Procedures We Provide:
At Lake Norman Neurology we strive to provide the best quality of service, and our sleep clinic is no different. We offer:
- A philosophy that emphasizes customer service with patient education and choice. Your time and your opinions are important to us!
- Experienced Sleep Medicine Physicians – Andrew Braunstein, DO, and Ryan Conrad, MD, are both certified by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.
- Various testing and treatment options for sleep disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
- A comfortable, patient friendly environment for both clinical and laboratory purposes.
Lake Norman Neurology is one of the few practices in the region to offer an in-office infusion suite. Infusion is supervised by our highly trained team of doctors and nurses and is well suited for patients who do not need to be admitted to the hospital for their therapy.
Many of our patients with a variety of conditions benefit from intravenous infusion therapy. Infusion is available in all three of our locations. We monitor our patients throughout the infusion process, and our physicians address any possible side effects as they occur.
Infusions are a critical part of the treatment plan for a wide range of health issues, including many neurological conditions. Your physician may order infusion therapy as an alternative to oral medications.
Our infusion suite is a dedicated space where patients can receive their treatment in comfort and privacy. A range of medications are commonly administered intravenously for the treatment of many conditions. For example, multiple sclerosis may be treated with infusions of medications including Tysabri, Ocrevus, Lemtrada and Rituxan. We also infuse IVIg (intravenous immunoglobulin), Entyvio and Remicade.
Conditions that may be treated with infusion therapy include:
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-Barre syndrome
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Ulcerative colitis
What Should I Expect From an Infusion Suite?
The process of receiving treatment at one of Lake Norman Neurology’s in-office infusion suites is designed to be as comfortable and quick as possible. When you arrive for your appointment, you’ll get settled in a reclining armchair before a member of our skilled RN infusion staff starts the treatment. While the medication is administered, feel free to watch a movie, read, access our wifi or just relax. A variety of snacks and drinks are available.
Because infusion suites are attached to our offices, our physicians are always nearby. Patients receiving infusions are closely monitored by our nurses and doctors. After your treatment, our staff will make sure you’re not having any adverse reactions before you head home.
Lake Norman Neurology is one of the few practices in our region that allows patients to get the intravenous medications they need in the comfort and privacy of an infusion suite. For your convenience, we offer infusion services in all of our locations. Feel free to call our office with any questions.
When referring a patient to our suites please call 704-799-8413. Infusions require insurance benefit investigation and authorization. Our Lake Norman Neurology Infusion team will be handling that to make the process as smooth as possible.