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Specializes in Pediatric Neurology, Neurophysiology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ

Dr. Monica Chacon's specialties are pediatric neurology and neurophysiology. She practices in Tucson, AZ. The average patient rating for Dr. Chacon is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chacon takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Chacon is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2450 E River Road
Tucson, AZ

Dr. Young Song is a specialist in neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Tucson, AZ. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Song honors. Dr. Song's residency was performed at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix.

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Specializes in Neurophysiology, Neurology
2450 E River Road
Tucson, AZ

Dr. David Teeple is a neurophysiology and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Teeple is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Barrow Neurological Institute's residency program. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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What is Neurophysiology?

Neurophysiologists are doctors who use tests to evaluate the function of the nervous system. They are able to record the electrical transmissions of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves in order to diagnose neurological diseases. A neurophysiologist may test for nerve and muscle conditions such as myasthenia gravis, demyelinating polyneuropathy, or ALS.

There are a number of tests that a neurophysiologist might use, depending on the part of the nervous system that is affected. Some of these include:
  • Nerve conduction studies, to show how well nerves are working
  • Electromyography, to show how well the muscles respond to signals from nerves
  • Electroencephalography (EEG), a test to measure brain activity (most often used to diagnose epilepsy)
  • Evoked potential studies, which measure electrical activity in the brain in response to a stimulus
  • Polysomnography, or a sleep study, which records brain activity and body functions during sleep

In addition, neurophysiologists are often called on to assist during brain or spinal cord surgery to monitor the health and function of the nervous system during the procedure.

After performing tests on the nervous system, neurophysiologists will offer their interpretation and opinion of the results to help make a diagnosis. They provide critical information to patients with serious neurological diseases.