The Brain and Spine Institute is made up of experts in the field of neuroscience in order to bring patients the best healthcare in East Tennessee for a full range of neurological diseases and disorders.
Often times within the hospital a patient may be seen by several doctors and caregivers. The following is a list of some of the doctors and caregivers you will see during your hospital stay or visit.
Anesthesiologist: A doctor who specializes in pain management during surgical procedures.
Audiologist: A specially trained person who tests hearing ability.
Neurosurgeon: A neurosurgeon specializes in the surgical management of diseases and injuries of the nervous system including the brain, spine and nerves.
Neurologist: A neurologist specializes in the medical management of diseases of the nervous system including the brain, spine and nerves.
Neuropathologist: A neuropathologist is a physician who interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids of the nervous system. He mainly practices in the laboratory as a consultant to clinical colleagues.
Neuroanesthesiologist: A neuroanesthesiologist provides anesthesia services in the operating room and assists in the management of acute and chronic pain.
Physical Therapist: A physical therapist assists the patient first by treating the injury/condition and then teaching the patient how to care for the injury and prevent a recurrence.
Occupational Therapist: An occupational therapist focuses on improving the patient’s quality of life, function and activities of daily living.
Resident: A doctor who is learning about a specialty area of medicine. These doctors are at different levels of school and have an experienced doctor that supervises their care until they graduate.
Speech-Language Pathologist: A speech-language pathologist assists individuals in achieving optimal communication and swallowing through evaluation and treatment of speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing disorders.
Stroke Coordinator: Registered nurse who works with all involved disciplines to ensure that patients experiencing stroke receive seamless, comprehensive, compassionate care from the Emergency Department through discharge.