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Quality Healthcare Clinic expands services, adds neurologist to staff roster

Quality Healthcare Clinic expands services, adds neurologist to staff roster

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Quality Healthcare Clinic Neurology Services has expanded its services with the addition of neurologist Dr. Joel O. Paraiso.

Paraiso completed his neurology residency and fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology at the New York University Hospital and the NYU/Hospital for Joint Disease Comprehensive Epilepsy Center in New York City in 1994.

He has been practicing neurology for more than 30 years, which included a private practice in New York. Paraiso is not new to the area since he has served Grand Island and the surrounding communities from 2007 to 2015.

Paraiso said the reason for coming back to serve the Grand Island area was to fill the void of not having a neurologist in the community.

“Our goal is to provide quality neurology service, help medical practitioners with the neurological needs of their patients and be accessible to those in the need in Grand Island and the surrounding areas,” he said.

Being a third-generation physician in his family, Paraiso still periodically spends time doing volunteer neurology work in San Pablo City in the Philippines where his grandparents and parents practiced medicine. He has also volunteered as a neurologist in Bhutan a few times.

He started his neurology practice for Quality Healthcare Cline on Oct. 1.

Neurology is a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of all conditions and diseases involving the central and peripheral nervous systems, including their coverings, blood vessels, and all effector tissue, such as muscles.

Neurologists are specialists who treat diseases of the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, neuro-muscular junction and muscles. Conditions commonly seen by or referred to neurologists include headaches, epilepsy, strokes, multiple sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s disease or dementia, as well as patients who present with pain, weakness and numbness.

Among the services Paraiso and Quality Healthcare Clinic offer are: Out-patient neurological consultations; Botox treatment for intractable migraine headaches; spasticity, a condition in which muscles stiffen or tighten, preventing normal fluid movement; and tics and dystonias, which are involuntary muscle contractions causing cramps and abnormal postures.

They also perform neurophysiological tests including electroencephalogram (EEG), used to evaluate the electrical activity in the brain; and electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV), which measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves.

Hours for the clinic, located at 404 Lexington Ave., are 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call 308-830-7766 or check www.qualityhealthcareclinic.com/

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