Dr. Joshua Alpers, MD

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Dr. Joshua Alpers, MD


Neuromuscular Medicine | Male

Erlanger Neurology 979 E 3rd St Ste C830, Chattanooga, TN 37403 Get Directions
(423) 778-9001

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Dr. Alpers completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France....Read more

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He was the most thorough neurologist I had ever experienced! I would highly recommend him!
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Dr. Alpers completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia as well as the Université Jean-Moulin in Lyon, France. He graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors with a Bachelor's of Science in Biology, minor in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's of Art in French. He then attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, graduating with his MD in 2004; during this time, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Air Force.

He completed his intern year in Internal Medicine followed by residency in Neurology at Wilford Hall Medical Center/Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas and served as Chief Resident of Neurology during his final year of residency. His training culminated in a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at Duke University.

After completion of training, Dr. Alpers served as the Chief of Neurophysiology at Wright-Patterson Medical Center/Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio. As a Neurologist and a Major in the United States Air Force, he held teaching positions at both Wright State School of Medicine and the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS).

Dr. Alpers is board-certified in Neurology, Neuromuscular Medicine, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  He is the director of the ALS Clinic at Erlanger as well as the only certified electrodiagnostic laboratory in the region.  Though his interest extends to all aspects of neuromuscular medicine, he has specific interest in disorders of the neuromuscular junction such as myasthenia gravis as well as performance of advanced techniques in diagnosis of peripheral nervous system disorders including single-fiber EMG and peripheral nerve ultrasonography.

Dr. Alpers' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Neuromuscular Medicine
  •  Board certified in Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders


  • Medical School
    University Of Missouri--Columbia School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2004

  • Internship Hospital
    Internal Medicine, Saushec

    Completed in 2005

  • Residency Hospital
    Neurology, Saushec

    Completed in 2008

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Neuromuscular Medicine, Duke University

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Missouri-Columbia

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

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  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Autonomic Testing
  • Botox® for Cervical Dystonia
  • Chemodenervation
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal