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Dr. David Ronald Lesch Doctor Of Medicine, MD
Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Sleep Medicine
210 Oakside Lane; Suite B
Canton, GA
(770) 814-9455

Dr. David Lesch's medical specialty is neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and sleep medicine. Dr. Lesch's clinical interests include migraine, myasthenia gravis, and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Lesch average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lesch is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
320 Hospital Road
Canton, GA
(770) 479-5535

Dr. Scott Cooper practices neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients rated Dr. Cooper highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
203 Oakside Lane; Suite A
Canton, GA
(770) 345-0070

Dr. Faiz Niaz is a medical specialist in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Niaz a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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Specializes in Psychiatry, Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease)
145 Riverstone Terrace; Suite 102
Canton, GA
(770) 721-3975

Dr. Saima Khurram, who practices in Canton, GA, is a medical specialist in psychiatry and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She accepts Medicare insurance.

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What is Neurology?

Neurology is the study of the brain and nervous system, including the spinal cord and nerves. Disorders of the nervous system can affect many parts of the body, and a neurological exam must be quite thorough. A neurologist examining a new patient will check for any issues with:
  • motor skills (the way your brain and muscles work together)
  • sensory skills (sight, hearing, taste, touch and smell)
  • nerve function
  • coordination and balance
  • changes in mood or behavior

A neurologist can order different kinds of tests to check the function of the brain and nerves. These tests may include a head CT scan (a type of 3-dimensional x-ray), an electroencephalogram (which measures the electrical impulses inside the brain), an MRI (a detailed image of the brain or spinal cord), or electromyography (which uses electricity to test nerve function). The results of the exam and the tests help neurologists diagnose and form treatment plans for disorders like multiple sclerosis, tremors, stroke, and migraine headaches.

Some neurological problems, such as certain brain tumors, may require surgical treatment. Since neurologists do not perform surgery, they will refer patients who need operations to a surgical subspecialist, such as a neurosurgeon. Beyond surgery, a neurologist might recommend any of the following treatments:
  • medication (such as interferon for MS or topiramate for migraines)
  • laser therapy (class IV laser treatment is sometimes used to alleviate peripheral neuropathy pain)
  • physical therapy (stretches and exercises can increase balance and range of motion, helping patients to move more easily and with less pain)

Therapies such as these can improve quality of life for patients dealing with neurological disorders. Neurologists help their patients sense and interact with the world at their very best.