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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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Clinical trials provide access to the latest advances in research by bringing new treatment options to the market. They are led by trusted physicians who recognize the importance of conducting clinical research for their patients and their community and of doing their small part to advance heath care around the world. Not only will you gain access to the latest treatments, but you’ll also be contributing to the future of medicine.

Common Questions

What is a clinical trial?

Clinical trials are the first step in bringing new treatment options to people around the world. Individuals like you, who participate in clinical trials, make it possible to advance medicine. Effective and safe new treatments and cures can only become realities if people take the initiative to participate in a clinical research study. When a trial is complete, researchers better understand how a medication benefits a specific medical condition.

Why consider participating?

By participating in a research study, not only are you helping researchers understand how a new medication works, but you are bringing new treatment options to people around the world to improve their health and well-being. You also have the potential to receive innovative treatment under the supervision of your trusted physician at no cost.

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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.  They work together with our Physician Assistants Rebecca, Payal, and Allyssa to meet your neurological needs in a compassionate manner.

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 reasonably believe that what you are being referred to is something we can help you with. Once a referral is approved,  our Patient Navigator will reach out to get you scheduled for your initial appointment.

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. Ideally, you will pre-register up to a week in advance by following the prompts on the text or email you will receive from Phreesia. This will allow you to update your demographic information/insurance and fill out a clinical history document.

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 Disease
  • Tremor
  • ALS
  • Stroke/TIA/CVA
  • MS
  • Brain Injury
  • Abnormal MRI
  • Spasticity
  • Muscle weakness
  • Memory Impairment
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia
  • Paresthesia
  • Neuropathy
  • Abnormal Gait
  • Frequent Falls
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Ataxia
  • and more

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. We also do not have “emergency appointments” built into our schedule. 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 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.

Referrals for

  • Any Diagnosis Related to a Worker’s Compensation Case
  • Any Diagnosis Related to an active Auto Insurance Claim
  • ER Discharge/Hospital Follow Ups
  • Urgent Care Follow Ups
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Carpal Tunnel/Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Depression (as primary diagnosis)
  • Neurocognitive Testing
  • Tinnitus
  • Myalgias
  • Neurosurgery
  • Sleep Studies
  • Shunt Management for Hydrocephalus
  • Back Pain/Neck Pain/Spine Issues
  • Requesting Surgical Clearance

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.
  • We are unable to accept referrals from the ER or urgent care offices due to our specialty resources. Patients must first establish with a primary care physician who will refer them to our office if appropriate.

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

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 related payment/claims, auto claim payments or liability insurances.

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

Do you see patients under the age of 18?

We will see patients under the age of 18 that meet one of the following specific criteria.

  • A minor with Cerebral Palsy seeking Botox treatment.
  • A minor age 12 and up with seizures (but we review all referrals to ensure we are able to provide the care each patient needs with our current resources).
  • A minor age 12 and up with migraines, concussion, or a brain injury.

Due to our practice specialty and resources we recommend that all other patients see Mission Children’s Specialists or another Pediatric Neurology Office.

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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.