We believe that a team approach, using physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, medical assistants and good support staff are the best way to deliver compassionate and competent care. In addition, the philosophy of our practice is to look not only at the headache or neurological problems but also to look at the associated issues relating to anxiety, depression, sleep disorders and other problems which might interfere with a successful treatment plan. Neurological disorders rarely exist by themselves. They are commonly worsened by other problems and we try to combine incorporate our treatment plan with other approaches in order to minimize the total number of medicines the patient is taking. Medication is not the only way we treat headache and other neurological disorders; we commonly refer patients for counseling, physical therapy and other services. We spent a lot of time teaching patients about lifestyle management, sleep hygiene, stress management and specific exercises.Read more
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Overall Patient Satisfaction
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Messina to family and friends is 4.5 out of 5
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