Conservative Neurology Services
P Edwards Conrad M.D.
2935 North Ashley Street D-116
mail:3338 Country Club Rd, L-PMB 112
Valdosta, GA, 31605
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- Integrative Neurology 2nd opinions
- Neurology second opinions/worker's comp
- Medical record reviews, age 18+ years
- Inpatient hospital Utilization Reviews
- #1 Pro Life 800-550-4900 BirthRight
- ACM Chiari +SpinaBifida support NFL+SGA
- 'Staying Alive' 24-hrs 800-273-8255
- Neurodevelopmental Disabilities/Adults
- Inpatient Neurology 2nd op./utilization.
- EMG/NCS second opinion/report over-reads
Fundraisers We Support
- Likewise adopted charity partners:
- United Way
- Helping Hands
- Alzheimer's Caregiver Time Out (ACTO)
- Miracle Leagues
- St. John's Catholic Church and School
- Genesis Christian School (www.genesischristianschool.com)
- Sophie's Voice Foundation
- Fellowship of Christian Athletes
- Spina Bifida Association
- Special Olympics
- 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 OperationAppointments made when referral process is complete. Licensed in FL+GA. Referrals accepted from doctors including physicians, agencies,advocates, attorneys, assurance/insurance & all bona fide 3rd party referral sources. Sabbath respect; open Monday to Wed.9am to noon; Add appointments as needed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for activities and updates.
Expect the seven 'C's: Courteous, Competent, Clear, Customized, Comprehensive, Conservative Care.
Our doctor has a special interest in helping other doctors who may have need for a neurological evaluation and treatment second opinion; Also, all persons with autonomic dysfunction, memory and cognitive impairment, TBI, spinal disabilities (spina bifida etc) and ACM all types of Chiari malformation. 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.
Neurological Illnesses have static and dynamic symptoms. If you need a second opinion anytime, or a medical record review, please ask for one!
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''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 SECOND OPINIONS
- MEDICAL RECORD REVIEWS
- UTILIZATION REVIEWS FOR INPATIENT NEUROLOGY
- OVER READ OF EMG & NCS STUDIES
- GOAL ORIENTED HEALTHCARE CONSULTATIONS
- COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE
- BALANCE, BRAWN AND BRAIN/MIND WELLNESS
- AUTOBIOGRAPHY CIRCUIT TEAMS
- PRE or POST HOSPICE EVALUATIONS
- PRO-LIFE SUPPORT GROUPS
- HEALTH ASSURANCE/INSURANCE
- PTSD (PTSSSSD) EVALUATIONS
- HEALTH CONSERVATION SEMINARS
- PHYSICIAN AND PATIENT ADVOCACY
- ONE WORD LIVING: EMPOWERMENT
- NEURO SENSITIVE REHABILITATION
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 Conservation our priority.
Cost of Services: Records must be received before services are provided. Send all records and payment via certifed mail to our secure mailing address please: 3338 Country Club Rd, L-PMB 112, Valdosta GA 31605. 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. includes report to referral source. Straight-forward answers to your healthcare questions; Current fees honored for appointments within calendar year 2013. New pricing updated and listed annually. Call or fax us for a fee schedule if more records or services needed. pH: 229-244-1192 or 229-232-1012 ; 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) ; E:energy (excellence in everything as unto the Lord).
Board Certified, Integrative Medicine, 2010 to Present; Lifetime member, American College of Forensic Examiners In. (ACFEI).
Diplomate, ABPN: Board Certified, Neurology, 2000-2010.
Neuromuscular Fellow, Albert Einstein College of Medicine 1995-1996.
Neurology Residency, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation, University of Maryland Medical System 1992-1995.
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 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/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.' Peter W. Carmel, Pres., AMA. 2011.
5) CAREGIVER TIPS: 1) You are not alone; 2) Your work is valuable; 3) You are the 'long term' care provider 4) cargiving 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 healthcoaching 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 or 232-1012; fax us 866-393-4709 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 consulatations premium and group discounts available; private IMEs and Worker's Compensation evaluations. Medical utilization reviews, inpatient and outpatient as requested and preauthorized, health coaching referrals; The Maker's diet recommendations; Dr. Joel Fuhrman'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 or visit our office if you would like more information about nationwide 'healthcare sharing ministries'.
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.
'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.
There is no traffic on the extra mile....author, Ricky Minor.
'Wisdom, Understanding and Knowledge working together in one accord'. Bliss
Precept upon Precept!!!
Additional Wellness services: Wednesday mornings classes; 9am to 10am '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; Empowerment workshops; Reflexology; Tai-Chi; Walking; Stretching; Swallow and breathing exercises; Individual or group classes; beauty and wellness, best health practices and advocacy.
AWARE wellness!!! to you too!!!
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WHO makes an appointment: Any adult who needs a neurology second opinion or independent examination. Doctor's doctor 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 an upright, honest and objective examination, report and review of your records.
WHEN to make an appointment: As soon as you and/or your family decide you have tried the rest and now you understand the next step is to obtain our services.
WHAT to expect: a comprehensive neurology examination and honest, helpful report sent to your referral source.
WHERE can you be evaluated: At our office; 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, example Langdale Place); 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.
HOW do you get in to see the doctor: get a referral from your healthcare provider, PMD, lawyer, 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.
Mission StatementAbiding Brain, Brawn and Balance Advancement, Advocacy and Appreciation.
We are happy to help our clients and we encourage insightful and active participation in healthcare;
In deed and in truth, we work for the best health of each client. Scripture 1John 3:18.