Friday Open House for New Neurology Outpatient Clinic
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Department of Neurology is holding an open house for its new outpatient clinic located on the first floor of the Ambulatory Care building. The open house will be held on Friday, March 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
“This new clinic is the culmination of years of growth and planning and will now enable us to provide our patients with the level of care they require in a setting that is far more convenient and designed to their needs,” said Robert C. Griggs, M.D., chair of the Department of Neurology.
The new outpatient clinic is far more accessible for patients and will enable the program, which currently sees more than 110 patients a day, to continue to expand. The new space has increased the number of exam rooms from 14 to 19 and provides less wait time for urgent care, new patients, and follow-up visits. The clinic also has a dedicated infusion center.
URMC Neurology services are currently experiencing a high level of demand due to the shortage of practicing neurologists in the region and demand for the Medical Center’s unique and leading programs in epilepsy, movement disorders, neuroimmunology, and neuromuscular diseases. Additionally, the Department has an inpatient certified stroke program that has a high volume of outpatient follow-up visits and recently added a new ALS Clinic in cooperation with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The ALS Clinic is a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary clinic that allows patients with ALS to see multiple specialists during the same visit.
The Department is also among the nation’s leaders in research funding and oversees some the largest clinical studies in neurological disorders. Consequently, many of the patients seen in the clinic are also enrolled in the multiple clinical trials offered through Department investigators.
For more information about the open house, contact Tim Kehl at 275-8796.