Neurology | Male | 65 years old
Valley Neurology Inc
215 E 1st Ave Ste 1
Tarentum, PA 15084
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Elliot M. Michel, MD, is a private practitioner at Valley Neurology, Inc. in Tarentum, Pennsylvania, and the director of the Tri-County Center for Alzheimer's Research & Education. Dr. Michel received his medical training from Ohio State University and completed an internship and a residency in neurology at Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before completing further training in neurology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Michel has been an active staff member at several Pittsburgh area hospitals including HealthSouth Harmerville Rehabilitation Hospital, Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, Alle-Kiski Medical Center, and UPMC St. Margaret Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Michel, his practice, and his Nurse are certified through the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC). This is a prestigious honor and distinction as there are only 3 CMSC certified MS Centers in the greater Pittsburgh area. Dr. Michel is also certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and he has received certification in magnetic resonance imaging from the American Society of Neuroimaging. Dr. Michel holds active memberships in the American Academy of Neurology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Neuroimaging, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
His areas of professional interest include migraine, dementia, multiple sclerosis, infusion center, electroencephalography (EEG) and ambulatory EEG, electromyography and nerve conduction velocity, VNG, and Botox for chronic migraines.
To take the best care of our patients that we possibly can and to improve their quality of life
We are a team effort here in our offices (Medical Assistants, Nurses, Technicians and a Physician) We all work together to help our patients get the care they need.
Conditions We Treat:
We offer a wide variety of testing in our office.
Patients can feel at ease getting their testing done here and seeing the doctor all in one trip(depending on your insurance). If patients do prefer everything done all in one day, just let our office staff know so we can arrange that. We also offer evening appointments to avoid having to miss work. We also do Botox injections for Migraines only. We also have an CMSC certified infusion center for MS. Here are the testing we offer in our office:
We are a certified MS Infusion Center. Feel almost all the comforts of home while getting your treatments here in our office. We offer a wide variety of testing in our office; We perform EEG(Electroencephalogram), Ambulatory EEG, NCV/EMG(Nerve Conduction Velocity/Electromyography), VNG(Video Electronystagmography) We also provide Botox treatments for Migraines, Occipital blocks and Trigger points injections.
In addition to our VNG test we also have a Dizzy and Balance Center to treat underline cause of dizziness an inbalance.
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No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
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