This board-certified medical staff integrates compassionate care with state-of-the-art research, diagnostics, and treatment methods.

 


St. Joseph features a team of dedicated specialists to diagnose disorders of the nervous system. Diagnostics and treatments are available for adult and pediatric inpatient and outpatient services and cover a wide spectrum from strokes and various brain issues to pain, dementia and sleep disorders.

Neurology

The highly trained staff at St. Joseph understands how the very complex nervous system and how it controls many parts of the body. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, 12 nerves that come from the brain and the nerves that come from the spinal cord. Whether it’s determining mental status, motor function and balance, sensory issues, reflexes, or an evaluation of the nerves of the brain and spinal cord, our staff provides excellent care with diagnostics and treatments.

 

our Neurology Services

Neurology Services include the following tests:

  • EEG (Electroencephalography). The recording of brain’s spontaneous electrical activity.
  • EEG is used in the diagnosis of epilepsy, coma, tumors, stroke, and other focal brain disorders. 
  • VER (Visually Evoked Responses). This test is used to evaluate the visual nervous system from the eye to the brain to evaluate optic neuritis, optic tumors, retinal disorders, and diseases such as multiple sclerosis. 
  • EP (Evoked Potential). This is a recording of electrical activity from the brain, spinal nerves, or sensory receptors that occur in direct response to external stimuli.

neurodiagnostics

Our Neurodiagnostics Department consists of EEG, or Electroencephalography, and the St. Joseph Sleep Center. An electroencephalogram (EEG) is a test that is performed by a Licensed Electroencephalographic Technologist, which measures and records the electrical activity of your brain. Certain conditions, such as seizures, can be seen by the changes in the normal pattern of the brain's electrical activity.

about our sleep center

Tests are provided to pediatric through geriatric patients. Hours for EEG are 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

The St. Joseph Sleep Center performs outpatient sleep studies on during the night to help rule out sleep related disorders. These are performed by a Licensed Polysomnographic Technologist. Polysomnograms are tests that record your heart rate, oxygen saturation, airflow, and sleep stages to diagnose sleep sleep-related disorders. Examples of sleep-related disorders include: sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleep walking, night tremors, insomnia, and periodic limb movement disorder are just a few examples.

The Sleep Center operates 7 p.m. to 7a.m. Monday through Friday on patients age 4 and older.

To learn more about our Sleep Center, click below:

sleep center

patient care team


Mark Keane, MD
Neurologist

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Jean Thomas, MD
Neurologist

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