Note

Due to the COVID-19 Situation, we have adjusted our clinic hours to
Monday through Thursday 8am to 3:30pm and Friday 8am to 2:30pm. We will still be available Monday through Thursday until 5pm via phone.

Our Mission

At Asheville Neurology Specialists, we work every day to create a culture of warmth and belonging, where everyone feels WELCOME. We do so by focusing on the following values:

  • We over Me (Team Based Care/Teamwork)
  • Embracing Diversity and Change
  • Learning and Growing Each Day
  • Compassionate and Patient Centered Care
  • Open and Honest Communication
  • Making a Positive Impact
  • Exploring New Ideas (Innovation)

Infusion therapy medication is delivered intravenously, meaning through the veins and into the bloodstream. We currently infuse Tysabri and Ocrevus, which are prescription medicines approved for adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) as well as Solu-Medrol. The purpose of these medications is to help to slow the worsening of the disease and decrease the number of flare-ups (relapses).

At our infusion center, we have three chairs and one dedicated infusion nurse.

Our Infusion Center is equipped with a TV, blankets and snacks to make your visit more comfortable.

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  • EEGs (Electroencephalograms
  • EMGs (Electromyograms)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Carotid Ultrasounds

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Our Clinical Research Department has successfully conducted over 100 clinical trials. We are constantly participating in studies to help our patients access the most current and leading edge treatment options for their conditions.

Participation is 100 percent voluntary and the trials are monitored very closely by one of our board certified neurologists, as well as staff members of the FDA. We currently have 4 active studies for the conditions of MS, Epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease.

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Why choose us?

At Asheville Neurology, our Board Certified Neurologists Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Patton and Dr. Engelbrecht work with our Physician Assistants  to ensure that we are providing quality care to our patients and their loved ones. We believe in cultivating an environment that embraces diversity and meets every patient where they are at. Our office environment is gentle and welcoming, and designed with our patients and their loved ones’ experiences in mind.

Becoming Our Patient

In order to begin the process of becoming our patient, your doctor must send us a referral. We require that all new patients are referred to us so that we can ensure that we have experience treating the diagnosis. We want to make sure that we have done our part in making sure that we accept the patients into our practice that we believe we can help. Once we approve your referral, we will get you scheduled for an upcoming appointment. We typically stay booked 4-8 weeks out for new patient appointments, but we always do our best to move appointments up sooner if there are cancellations.

Checking In at your First Appointment

When it is time for your appointment, you will be welcomed by our front office team and asked to sign some consent forms on our Phreesia Pad, which need to be updated at each visit. You can also pre-register for every appt up to a week in advance by following the prompts on the text or email you will receive from Phreesia.

Once checked in, our Medical Assistant will take your vitals and bring you back to an exam room. Our Physicians use a Care Team approach, which means that they work closely with their assigned Patient Care Advocate, Medical Assistant, and one of our Physician Assistants to provide you with efficient care. Using a care team approach allows our teams to familiarize themselves with each Physician’s patients so that we can create lasting relationships and a more comfortable environment for our patients and their families.

If this manner of care sounds appealing to you, we hope that you will choose Asheville Neurology Specialists for your compassionate and innovative neurological care.

Meet Our Team

A few words from our patients…

Dr. Patton is so very much better than the other doctor that I was seeing. He is so kind and caring, he listens with not only his but with his heart as well.
Kathy HigdonReview of Dr. Patton

I was very impressed with the professionalism and kindness shown to me at a recent appt. Dr. Engelbrecht spent a lot of time with me for his assessment and made me feel at ease. I couldn’t believe it when I received a voicemail from him letting me know the results of a test just hours afterwards. The staff was also great! Overall A+

M. HizerReview of Dr. Engelbrecht

Dr. Patton is a wonderful doctor. I have been to multiple physicians over the years, including ones at Duke and UNC, and he is the best. I am so lucky to have found such a kind and compassionate physician. I love his staff and his office. He is easy to talk to and he will listen to you. He has worked with my condition over the years and was able to find a medication that works for my particular neurological condition. He has been a godsend.

Patient in Hendersonville, NCReview of Dr. Patton

One of the best Doctors I have ever had the privilege of seeing. Takes his time listened to my concerns asked questions and made me feel like he really cared about my well being. He took time to explain things to me no other Neurologist ever had and when I left his office I felt good about where we were going and about the plan he had set up for my treatment. Would strongly recommend his and his staff to anyone seeking a competent and compassionate physician.

C. JonesReview of Dr. Engelbrecht

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Frequently Asked Questions

What conditions do you treat?

  • Seizures/Epilepsy
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Parkinson’s
  • Tremor
  • Stroke
  • MS
  • Brain Injury
  • Abnormal MRI
  • Spasticity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Memory Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Paresthesia
  • Neuropathy
  • Abnormal Gait
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Ataxia
  • and more

What services do you provide?

  • Neurology Consulation
  • Epilepsy Testing: EEG (Electroencephalogram) / Ambulatory EEG
  • Nerve Conduction Study
  •  EMG
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Injection Therapy: Botox, Xeomin, Myobloc, Dysport
  • Infusion Therapy: Ocrevus and Tysabri

How do I get my first appointment?

Becoming a New Patient

In order to become a patient at our practice, we will need a referral from a doctor that details why you need to be seen. After receiving the referral, we will make sure the reason you are being referred is within the scope of our practice, and then reach out to you to schedule an appointment.

Our Physician Referral Form is accessible here.

Where do I get a referral from?

  • Your primary care provider is the most common person to send a referral to a specialty practice.
  • You may also get one from any doctor/physician assistant/nurse practicioner that has seen you before (urgent care/hospitalist/another specialist/Psychiatrist etc.)

How can I get a refill on my medication?

  • The easiest way is to send a message to your provider through the FollowMyHealth Patient Portal.
  • You can also call our office at (828) 210-9300 and ask to speak to your Physician’s Medical Assistant.

How can I get a message to my doctor?

  • The best way to contact with your provider is through the FollowMyHealth Patient Portal. If you are not already connected to the patient portal, you can request to connect by calling (828) 210-9300 and pressing Option 4.
  • You can also call our office at (828) 210-9300 and ask to speak with your physician’s medical assistant.

What forms of insurance do you accept?

We accept:

  • most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid. To verify if we are in network with your office, call the number on your insurance card.
  • Note: We accept Mission Hospital’s Insurance: Medcost, but it is not in network with our practice.

We do not accept:

  •  Worker’s compensation, auto or liability insurances.

Can I get an emergency appointment if I need to be seen today?

No. At this time, our office is not able to accommodate acute care needs or manage urgent problems. If you are in need of an appointment the same day as you are calling, please go to your primary care doctor, or if appropriate, the nearest emergency room.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Payment Options

We offer a variety of convenient ways for patients to afford their medical care.

  • Cash
  • Checks made to Asheville Neurology Specialists
  • Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover)
  • Payments through Pay My Doctor accessible on the FollowMyHealth Patient Portal
  • CareCredit

How can I give feedback to your office?

Good or bad… we appreciate feedback!

Please email info@ashneuro.com or call (828) 210-9300 #9305 to speak with our Practice Operations Manager regarding your experience with Asheville Neurology Specialists.

What kind of referrals are not appropriate for your office?

Although the following conditions may naturally occur with other neurological issues, we do not treat these conditions as the main diagnosis/reason for a referral alone.

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Referrals for patients younger than 13 that do not have Cerebral Palsy.
  • Depression and other Psychiatric Conditions by Itself
  • Tinnitus
  • Myalgias
  • Pain Related- Paresthesia
  • Neurosurgery Referrals
  • Sleep Study Requests
  • Shunt Management for Hydrocephalus Patients.
  • Back Pain/Spine Issues: We recommend sending these to Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery.
  • Requests for Surgical Clearance

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Due to the COVID-19 situation, we are experiencing a longer than usual waiting period for new patients to be seen in our office. Please contact us at (828) 210-9300 and select option 1 to inquire about our current wait times for new patients.