Conservative Neurology Services
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mail:3338 Country Club Rd, L-PMB 112
Valdosta, GA, 31605
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- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities/Adults
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- EMG/NCS second opinion/report over-reads
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- Philanthropy and Likewise adopted charity partners:
- United Way
- Helping Hands
- Alzheimer's Caregiver Time Out (ACTO)
- Miracle Leagues
- Holy Catholic Church and Schools
- Genesis Christian School
- Wikimedia Foundation
- Sophie's Voice Foundation
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Spina Bifida Association
- Special Olympics
- Miracle Leagues of America
- Local Educational programs.
Going Green Commitments
- Recycle paper products in the office.
- Scanning reports and faxes. Renewals.
- We have plans to add more activities to support our going green pledge. Please visit us for updates. Thanks.
Hours of OperationBy appointment only. Appointments made only if needed, after medical file review process is complete. Licensed in FL+GA. Referrals accepted from third-party reviewers, doctors, agencies,advocates, attorneys, assurance/insurance & all bona fide and 3rd party referral sources. Sabbath respect&peace.
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to our website. Our Organization is dedicated to promoting the Conservation of good Health. Partner with us in advancing goal oriented healthcare. Visit us at our office by appointment for Executive and Family second opinion consultations. All welcome. Please also join our email list email@example.com for activities and updates.
Expect the seven 'C's type of Care here: Courteous, Competent, Clear, Calm, Customized, Comprehensive, Conservative Care.
Our doctor is helpful to all persons, and she has a special interest in helping other professionals, including doctors who need a neurological evaluation and second opinion medical file reviews; Also, all persons with the need for a second opinion in general neurology, ALS, Myasthenia gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, autonomic dysfunction, adults with autism, memory and cognitive impairment, TBI, general neurology, spinal disabilities (spina bifida etc) and ACM all types of Chiari malformations. Presenting symptoms depend on the individual and the neurologic spectrum. Ask us how to best manage your neurological symptoms. Our physician has dedicated and focused her studies in areas of neurodevelopmental disabilities, integrative neurology and neuromuscular disorders for persons age 18 years and older; pediatric consultations are 'good samaritan inpatient' only. Neurology file review consultants and telemedicine second opinion integrative Neurology. Files for review must be sent via secure mailing with payment to our mailing address: 3338 Country Club Rd, L-PMB 112 Valdosta GA 31605, Thanks.
Second opinions in Neurology for North Florida Counties including Duval, Baker, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau and Hamilton as well as local Georgia Counties south of Macon,including Crisp, Lowndes, Brooks, Lanier, BenHill, Coffee, Camden, Glynn and all other counties as needed in Georgia and Florida.
Neurological Illnesses have static and dynamic symptoms. If you need a second opinion medical record file review anytime, please ask us for one! Medical files are customarily returned to the referral source for all persons evaluated after January 2010.
Persons with disabilities MAY be able and MUST be willing and ready to stand and speak up for themselves and if necessary, also for others! 'Mustard seeds'.
Health Reflection: DID YOU KNOW...RIGHT NOW, EVERY 40 SECONDS, A PERSON IN AMERICA HAS A STROKE....(known 'modifiable' risk factors for strokes: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, Diabetes, physical inactivity and abnormal heart rhythm). You can do your part to support brain research: Please donate to American Academy of Neurology. Thanks.
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Goals: Opportunities for and a better understanding of, persons with disabilities who work at least part-time....including those who own businesses and may be able to engage in other types of private enterprise and self employment....email feedback to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christian Ministry: Health Conservation, Neurology medical file reviews and second opinions for Ministers, Pastors, Religious servants and Priests..
''Science gives us knowledge, which is powerful (when applied); Religion gives us wisdom, which is control (especially of self). Science deals mainly with facts. Religion deals mainly with values. The two are not rivals: Science investigates, religion interprets. (They work synergistically). +Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Services for Persons age 18 years and older:
- INDEPENDENT INTEGRATIVE NEUROLOGICAL EXAMINATIONS
- NEUROLOGY and EMG/NCS SECOND OPINION FILE REVIEWS
- MEDICAL FILE RECORD REVIEWS AND REPORTS
- TELEMEDICINE NEUROLOGY SECOND OPINIONS
- UTILIZATION REVIEWS FOR INPATIENT NEUROLOGY
- OVER READ (2nd opinions) EMG & NCS STUDIES
- GOAL ORIENTED HEALTHCARE CONSULTATIONS
- COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
- BALANCE, BRAWN AND BRAIN/MIND WELLNESS
- INSURANCE EVALUATION DOCUMENTATION/FORMS
- AUTOBIOGRAPHY CIRCUIT TEAMS
- PRE or POST HOSPICE EVALUATIONS
- PRO-LIFE SUPPORT GROUPS
- HEALTH ASSURANCE/ INSURANCE WELLNESS SEMINARS
- PTSD (PTSSSSD) EVALUATIONS
- HEALTH CONSERVATION SEMINARS
- PHYSICIAN AND PATIENT GOAL ACHIEVEMENT TEAMS
- ONE WORD LIVING: EMPOWERMENT
- NEURO SENSITIVE CONSERVATIVE REHABILITATION
- CONNECTOMICS/SYNAPSE FORMATION/TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE/NEURONAL PLASTICITY ARTICLES
- DISABILITY EVALUATIONS AND VALIDATIONS
- NEUROMODULATION / NEUROREHABILITATION
- NEUROLOGY SUPPORT GROUPS, CHRISTIAN OR SECULAR.
Our Purpose is threefold: Regarding neurological illnesses, first, remove any stigma; second, increase participation in and access to national clinical research and the best health practices available, and third, reduce the isolation of patients, families and caregivers. Providing health services to the north Florida (NFL) and south Georgia (SGA) area.
Our goals include making the concept of 'health conservation' appreciated. The way most people think about healthcare starting TODAY, has to be goal oriented. We conserve what we treasure and our health is most valuable. Let us all together promote good individual health practices as our achievable goal. Incorporate balance training, strength (brawn) building and brain 'faculty development' at every stage of life; be willing to understand 'the true work' and accomplish this daily. Keeping 'patient-first' comprehensive Healthcare Provision and HEALTH Conservation our priority.
Cost of Services: Medical file/records must be received before services are provided. Send all records with payment via certified mail to our secure mailing address please: 3338 Country Club Rd, L-PMB 112, Valdosta GA 31605. Affordable, flat-fee cost of $500.USD. (for twenty five (25) pages of legible, single-sided medical records) includes report sent to referral source and/or copy to client/patient. Straight-forward answers to your healthcare questions; Current fees honored for this calendar year. New pricing updated and listed annually. Call or fax us for a fee schedule if more records or services needed. pH: 229-244-1192; FAX 866-393-4709.
HEALTH CONSERVATION (virtues) :
C:cardiac (charity) ; O:ophthalmologic(optimism); N:neurologic(nutrition); S:skin/skeletal (smile); E:endocrine (enthusiasm); R:renal/respiratory( renewing of the spirit of our minds); V:vitality/venereal health (victorious thoughts, feelings, words and actions) ; E:energy (excellence in everything as unto the Lord).
QUALIFICATIONS AND ACCREDITATION:
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine, 2010 to Present;
Life member, CMDA & American College of Forensic Examiners Inc. (ACFEI).
Diplomate, ABPN: Board Certified, Neurology, 2000-2010 (plus some MOC active).
Neuromuscular Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1995-1996.
Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Maryland Medical System 1992-1995.
Dr. Edwards-Conrad is a Member in good standing, Sir Moses Society, 2014.
ADDITIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
University of Havana Medical School 1981-1983; City University of New York 1984-1987; Rio Claro Senior and MaraBella Junior High Schools, Trinidad.
Published, Journal of Stroke: 'Cardiac Chiari malformation as an etiology for stroke'. 1994, lead author with my team at Univ. of Maryland, Dept. of Neurology&Rehab. and Dept. of Cardiology staff co-authored during residency.
Internship, Internal Medicine, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD. 1991-1992.
Doctor of Medicine, Meharry Medical College Class of 1991.
Bachelor of Science, City University of New York, 1987.
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Neurology; diplomate, 2000-10; lifetime member, Christian Medical+Dental Association, AAIM, Meharry National Alumni and the American College of Forensic Examiners Institute (ACFEI).
Fellowship trained Neurologist with additional credentials in:
CME/ SEAK certificate 2011 Master's Level Independent Medical Examinations.
Neuromuscular diseases and EMG fellowship, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Clinical Work Experience: Private practice neurology 1996 to present; Medical Director, Stella Maris hospice; Neurology Attending: Westchester Square hospital, Weiler, Chase Brexton Clinic, Tift Regional Medical Center, South GA Medical Center, Smith Northview hospital. Baptist hospital Jacksonville, FL. Hospital ability now: inpatient or outpatient utilization review and second opinions in Neurology and over-reads of EMG/NCS studies.
TIPS FOR HEALTH CONSERVATION:
1) A true friend would encourage you to do right always. + Iris P. Frederick, VistaBella, Trinidad.
2) Only have sexual relations with the person you are married to. +Fr.John O'Brien, Valdosta, GA.
3) 'As physicians, stemming the tide of chronic conditions that threaten this nation must be one of our top priorities.'... (American) physicians are born to fight, trained to fight and do fight for the lives of our patients every day'... Dr. Peter W. Carmel, President., AMA. 2011-12.
5) CAREGIVER TIPS:
For new moms:
Post-partum changes are real. Get help from your doctor. Just ask for help. There are many experts in America.
For all caregivers of moms, dads and all others:
1) You are not alone; 2) Your work is valuable; 3) You are the 'long term' care provider 4) care giving is costly 5) care for yourself first 6) knowledge and spirituality makes the job easier 7) have someone to talk to 8) have limits and boundaries 9) take a break 10) help is available... .' from 'a place for Mom' www.aplaceformom.com
Our services include individual premium and group discounts for health conservation educational meetings, health empowerment seminars and health coaching sessions. We also provide independent neurological examinations with reports, neurology second opinions, medical record reviews and second opinion 'over-reads' of EMG/NCS studies requested by bona-fide third party referral sources including physicians, chiropractors, other doctors, agencies, insurance and assurance companies, attorneys, worker's compensation private and public referrals. Second Opinion consultations and INE examinations including up to 25 (twenty five) pages of single-sided and spaced, legible medical records for review affordable, flat-fee cost of $500.USD. Current fees honored for appointments within calendar year 2013. New pricing updated and listed annually. Call 229-244-1192 for a fee schedule if more records or services needed. After we receive records and payment for review and our referral forms, appointments are then scheduled.
Neurology Second opinions, Independent Neurological examinations, EMG/NCS 'over-reads' and Medical record reviews for persons age 18 years and older; Health conservation consultations premium and group discounts available; private IMEs and Worker's Compensation evaluations. Medical utilization reviews, inpatient and outpatient as requested and preauthorized, Telemed. neurology second opinons, health coaching referrals; Jordan Rubin's The Maker's diet recommendations; Dr. Daniel Amen's methods; Dr. Joel Furhman's studies on diet including intake of 'greens, beans, berries, onions, mushrooms and seeds' for good health; non-chanting Yoga, Tai-Chi, Ballet, Stretching, Reflexology, Breathing and other mindful autonomic classes.
Living Christian faith requires that we serve all persons with dignity. We are in service to God and above all, servant leaders.
Health Assurance: 'UPDATE 2012...members of 'healthcare sharing ministries' are exempt from the individual mandate in the 'patient protection affordable care act'. Please call us if you would like more information about nationwide 'healthcare sharing ministries' such as Medi-share.
If you are a caregiver of or a patient living with a neurological illness, for information on starting or joining a local support group call us or visit the website:. http://WWW.NEUROLOGYNOW.COM 'Neurology Now' is a magazine featuring neurological care, written from the patient/family perspective. Visit our office for a free copy locally.
'PURPOSE DRIVEN NEUROLOGY': To help us all live independently for as long as we are able to do so safely, and for as long as we would like to continue to do so. Remember, be assertive; Independent living is being in control of how things are done for us; Living wills and health proxies are vitally important to respecting our autonomy and reflecting our wishes and beliefs. Integrative healthcare reminds us that each person's health is important.
'Getting older is the best reason to set new goals and have new dreams'... +C.S. Lewis.
'You may be the only Bible someone else ever reads' ...+ Mark Twain.
'Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do, are all in harmony'. +Mahatma Gandhi.
'I am in the gluten-free bread basket of America, north FL and south GA, bloom where you are planted. ........Dr. P. Edwards-Conrad, Conservative NeurologyServices NFL/SGA.
'Seek first to understand, and then to be understood'. +Steven Covey.
'...Protect what you have by giving it the benefit of good health....defend it with every reverence that you would accord any other sacred (trust) endowment'. .... +Melvin Powers.
'..patients come to the office with a desire to change symptoms, behaviors or (...) thoughts that are causing distress (dis-ease) in their lives...The business of healing requires time, patience and ingenuity... As healthcare providers, we are blessed to have leaders/pioneers ....that share the wealth of their information and experience with us...Ronald R. Hixon, PhD.
'to master anything, study the masters'...Spike Lee, USA Master flim maker.
'its people, not politicians who make this country...' Donna Brazile.
'The mystery of grace meets us where we are and takes us to where its best for us to be'....A. Lamott.
The crane is a symbol of balance and strength! symbols are the words of the language of the soul or unconscious mind. Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D.
There is no traffic on the extra mile....author, Ricky Minor.
'Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge working together in one accord'. Bliss!
Additional Wellness services: 'The ABC-auto-biography circuit' learn how to write your own autobiography and discuss with fellow members of the circuit; registration required; visit website www.howcast.com/videos/346332 to learn basics of writing an autobiography. Please call ahead to register for these classes, ph: 229-244-1192; Thanks.
Health coaching; Local support groups (We encourage Christian leadership and participation of all support groups that subscribe to our 'goal oriented healthcare concept'; if you prefer a Christian support group, these are available in our community); Empowerment workshops; Reflexology; Tai-Chi; Walking; Stretching; and Breathing exercises; Individual or group classes; beauty and wellness, best health practices and 'health buddy' advocacy.
AWAKE, ALERT and AWARE wellness!!! and to you too!!! 'our health matters'.
We'll Impress YouI AM A PHYSICIAN LIVING WITH SPINA BIFIDA AND CHIARI TYPE ONE, SYMPTOM ONSET IN ADULTHOOD. Live your best life too!
Matthew 9:12; Mark 2:17; Luke 5: 31... get well, be well and stay well!
WHO makes an appointment: All adults who need a neurology second opinion or independent examination. A doctor's doctor for second opinions; Most of our referrals are from satisfied patients who tell others of our Health Conservation program and the goal oriented healthcare we provide.
WHY make an appointment: For objective and honest examination, report and review of your records.
WHEN to make an appointment: As soon as your PMD, you and/or your family decide you have tried the rest and now you understand the next step is to obtain our services for a second or third+ neurology opinion.
WHAT to expect: a comprehensive neurology examination and honest, helpful report sent to your referral source.
WHERE can you be evaluated: At the office of the referral source (attorney, insurance company etc) or if pre-arranged, some house calls are also done (assisted living facilities, Nursing homes); Inpatient hospital consults as pre-authorized for second opinions and utilization reviews; only good samaritan consults for children are done at their pediatrician's office or in patient only.
HOW do you get in to see the doctor: get a referral from your healthcare provider, PMD, advocate, insurance company or other third party (family or next of kin with power of healthcare attorney, healthcare proxy and/or patient consent).
We listen to you. Our work is to understand your needs, and to provide answers to health related questions, including recommendations for additional testing and evaluations by other specialists if needed. Our comprehensive reports are sent to the referral source after each requested Independent Neurology examination, second opinion in Neurology and medical record review for persons age 18 years and older. Licensed in GA+FL. Productivity key: We highlight stewardship of client's talent, experience and knowledge by encouraging productivity. The truth is our guarantee. Truth endures.
Mission StatementAbiding Brain, Brawn and Balance Appreciation, 'Our Health Matters'.
We are happy to help Every one. Especially, adults with Chiari and spina bifida. Also, we encourage patient and family active and insightful participation in health conservation; 'our health matters'.
'We all walk with our legs and (also) with our will'. Native American Wisdom.
In deed and in truth, we work for the best health of each client. Scripture 1John 3:18.