Neurology is an area of medicine concerned with the anatomy, functions and organic disorders of the nerves and nervous system, including the brain and spinal cord, as well as sensory receptors like eyes and ears.

At Cook County Health, the Division of Neurology is dedicated to caring for patients with a wide range of neurological disorders in the hospital and at the health centers.

Common Symptoms

There are many reasons a patient may be referred to a Cook County Health neurologist including:
  • Severe and frequent headaches
  • Chronic pain
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Weakness
  • Problems with movement
  • Vision problems
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty thinking


Patients needing treatment for neurological disorders are seen at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital, Provident Hospital and the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center.
Tests such as EEGs and EMGs are performed in the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital Neurophysiology Laboratory.
Our neurologists and neurosurgeons treat conditions such as:
  • Epilepsy
  • Brain tumors
  • Strokes – intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage and ischemic stroke
  • Headaches
  • Meningitis/encephalitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Dementia
Stroger Hospital is a certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission for providing evidenced-based care for patients suspected of having a stroke.


The following tests and treatments are some of the most common ones offered by specialists in this area.
Your Cook County Health physician will develop a treatment plan that best fits your specific health problem.
  • Botox
  • Electroencephalogram (EEG)
  • Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Lumbar puncture
To schedule an appointment, contact Cook County Health at (312) 864-0200.
The Division of Neurosurgery currently has board-certified faculty physicians who are experienced in various aspects of adult and pediatric neurosurgery, including trauma, oncology, vascular, spine (trauma, degenerative and complex spinal disorders) and peripheral nerve disorders.

Multidisciplinary Specialty Clinics

  • Epilepsy
  • HIV-related neurologic conditions
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke