A neurologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. Neurologists perform neurological examinations of the nerves of the head and neck; muscle strength and movement; balance, ambulation, and reflexes; and sensation, memory, speech, language, and other cognitive abilities.
Neurology Services at Platte Valley Medical Center are provided by Rai Kakkar, M.D. of Lowry Neurology Associates. Dr. Kakkar treats patients with neuromuscular disorders and Parkinson’s disease. He also cares for dementia, seizure, and stroke patients.