At Asheville Neurology Specialists, you can expect us to provide quality neurological care in a compassionate, friendly environment.

It is our goal to meet the needs and expectations of our patients and referring physicians by maintaining a high level of expertise and offering innovative neurological care.

With infusion therapy, medication is delivered intravenously. We currently infuse Tysabri and Ocrevus, which are prescription medicines approved for adult patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS). It helps slow the worsening of disability and decrease the number of flare-ups (relapses).

The Tysabri infusion takes an hour with an additional observational period and Ocrevus is approximately 4 hours and additional post infusion observation.

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Your physician may refer you to one of our neurologists for diagnosis, consultation and/or ongoing treatment for neurological disorders.

We also provide the following on site, neurological testing:

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

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Our neurologists conduct clinical trials to provide access to the most current, leading-edge treatment options.

Clinical trials help us learn more about new medications and allow us to discover new uses for approved medications. Our neurologists conduct clinical trials to provide access to the most current, leading-edge treatment options.

Clinical Trials at Asheville  Neurology

Our neurologists conduct these trials as a way to provide access to the most current treatment options. Thanks to the voluntary participation of many patients, we have successfully conducted more than 100 clinical trials.

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Why choose us?

At Asheville Neurology, we provide compassionate, neurological expertise. With a dedicated staff in a private medical office, our focus is on treating our patients with dignity, compassion and respect.

We currently have three board certified neurologists: Dr. Armstrong, Dr. Patton and Dr. Engelbrecht, who work together with our Physician Assistants Rebecca and Payal to ensure that we are providing quality, evidence based care to our patients and their loved ones. With a newly created Department of Patient Experience, we focus on quality improvement and providing the best experience possible for our patients, their care givers, and their families.

Although we treat many neurological disorders at Asheville Neurology, our providers each have a different area of focus. Dr. Patton completed a fellowship in movement disorders, Dr. Engelbrecht received additional training in Headaches/Migraines/Facial Pain and Dr. Armstrong did a fellowship in Epilepsy. We work with our patients to try and pair them with the most appropriate care team based on their specific referral.

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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 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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