you shouldn’t have to wait months

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Welcome To The Power Of Self-Referral

PATIENT EMPOWERMENT

By Sharlin Health & Neurology

Dr. Sharlin is now accepting self-referrals for general neurology. Given the average wait times of three to eight months to see a neurologist in Southwest Missouri and Northern Arkansas we have opened one of the only private neurology practices in the state to better serve patients who are looking to be seen and treated within weeks not months. We are now accepting patients seeking medical attention for the following conditions:
      • Headaches – Symptoms of more serious headaches, including migraines, may be vomiting, a headache that becomes more severe or is continuous, a headache that comes on suddenly or pain that is worsened by strain, a headache that starts early in the morning, changes in vision, or even seizures.
      • Common Neurological Diagnoses – Migraine, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis.
      • Dizziness – can come in different varieties. Dr. Sharlin treats dizziness that is a symptom of vertigo or disequilibrium. Vertigo makes you feel as if you or the things around you are spinning; disequilibrium is difficulty keeping your balance.
      • Numbness or Tingling – can happen for many different reasons, some as simple as sitting in a way that cuts off your blood circulation or having not eaten. However, if this numbness continues, comes on suddenly, or only happens on one side of the body, it may be time to see Dr. Sharlin. Numbness or tingling symptoms like those described can also be signs of a stroke, in which case you need to get help very quickly.
      • Weakness – Feelings of weakness that you should see a doctor for are different than tiredness or muscle aches after a long hike or lifting too many weights. Muscle weakness where you feel like it takes extra effort to move your arms and legs or make your muscles work is a symptom you should consult your doctor about. It could be caused by a more serious condition or disease of your nervous system, such as stroke.
      • Movement Problems – like difficulty walking, being clumsy, unintentional jerks or movements, tremors, or others, can be symptoms of a problem in your nervous system. You may want to see Dr. Sharlin if these movement problems interrupt your daily life.
      • Seizures – can be almost unnoticeable or very extreme. Symptoms of seizures can range from staring to loss of consciousness, jerking movements of the arms and legs, breathing problems, confusion, or loss of consciousness. While some seizures could be caused by low blood sugar or withdrawals from addictive substances, seizures that seem sudden or without any obvious cause are symptoms you should see Dr. Sharlin about.
      • Vision Problems – can be caused by aging or by the nervous system. If the difficulty is sudden and happens in both eyes, you may want to have your vision evaluated. Either an eye doctor or your primary care doctor can advise you on whether you should see Dr. Sharlin about your vision problem.
      • Memory Problems or Confusion – Problems speaking, extreme problems with memory, changes in personality, or confusion are all symptoms that could be caused by disorders or problems in the brain, spine, and nerves. Some of the symptoms may be due to learning disabilities or they may be caused by a disease like Alzheimer’s. Dr. Sharlin has decades of experience treating patients with conditions like these.
      • Sleep Problems – while we know many obvious causes of sleep problems, going to bed too late, having a condition like sleep apnea or anxiety, nightmares, or others, some sleep problems are neurological disorders. An example of this is narcolepsy, which is a chronic, genetic disorder with no known cause that affects the body’s central nervous system.

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In addition to the insurance providers we accept, we also have a generous self-pay cash rate that is significantly discounted. This will be disclosed to you at the time of your appointment scheduling. Our General Neurology practice accepts:

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Traditional and Blue Access Plans
  • Humana
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Tricare West
  • United Healthcare
  • Medicare & Medicaid

Please contact your PCP to request records 5 days prior to your appointment. This will ensure you receive the best care possible at the time of your consultation. Please bring all your medications with you to your appointment We also recommend you contact your insurance provider to confirm service coverage. All co-pays are due at the time of your visit.

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