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Bergen Neurology Consultants Joins Englewood Health Physician Network

Bergen Neurology Consultants Joins Englewood Health Physician Network

Gary Alweiss, MD, chief of neurology at Englewood Hospital

August 17, 2018 – Bergen Neurology Consultants, a group of eight neurologists specializing in all areas of brain, spine, and nerve disease, has joined the Englewood Health Physician Network. The group—Gary Alweiss, MD; Yun-Beom Choi, MD, PhD; Lauren DeNiro, MD; James Ko, MD; Kirk Levy, MD; Sepideh Akbaripanahi, MD; Rikki Racela, MD; and Jamuna Rajasingham, MD—has been located in Englewood for more than 25 years and the physicians are members of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital, part of Englewood Health. As part of the Englewood Health Physician Network, Bergen Neurology Consultants offers patients a more integrated care experience through a shared electronic health record and greater collaboration and coordination of care with other specialists in the network and at Englewood Hospital.

Led by Gary S. Alweiss, MD, Englewood Hospital’s chief of neurology, Bergen Neurology Consultants specializes in diagnosing and treating a full range of neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, concussion, dementia, epilepsy, migraines, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, stroke, spine disorders including back and neck pain, and sleep disorders. Using innovative techniques, the team provides up-to-date diagnostics and treatments including EMG and nerve conduction studies, Neurotrax™ testing for concussion and cognitive disorders, ambulatory EEG, sleep studies, Botox® injections for migraine and dystonia, CPAP, and other specialized treatments.

“Our physicians are highly compassionate in treating some of the most difficult diseases. Each of the neurologists in the practice has an area of expertise and specialized clinical interests,” said Dr. Alweiss. “Members of our team also serve in various roles throughout Englewood Hospital, including providing medical direction for the certified Stroke Center, the Center for Sleep Medicine, the Intensive Care Unit, The Lefcourt Family Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center, and for the Department of Neurology as a whole.”

“Patients with complex neurological diseases often have co-existing conditions,” said Dr. Alweiss. “By sharing a medical record and improved communications systems, we can work together to enhance care for our patients.”

Additionally, Dr. Ko, a neurologist and sleep medicine specialist who has been in private practice in Englewood and a member of the medical staff at Englewood Hospital for over 10 years, has joined Bergen Neurology Consultants and the Englewood Health Physician Network. Dr. Akbaripanahi, a general neurologist who recently completed her residency at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, also joins the team.

Bergen Neurology Consultants is located at 25 Rockwood Place in Englewood, New Jersey. Dr. Ko sees patients at 177 North Dean Street. The staff speak multiple languages including Korean, Polish, and Spanish and accept a full range of insurance plans.

To reach Bergen Neurology Consultants or to find an Englewood Health physician, visit englewoodhealthphysicians.org or call 833-234-2234.

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