Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, MD

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Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, MD
Dr. Vernita Hairston-Mitchell, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Kansas City, KS. She is 56 years old. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's Care Philosophy

Vernita F. Hairston-Mitchell, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with more than 20 years of experience. Fellowship trained in clinical neuromuscular disorders and neuro-rehabilitation, Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's clinical interests are in treating neuromuscular disorders and multiple sclerosis, electromyography, and spinal cord medicine. She has an extensive academic background in addition to her patient care experience, and has served as an assistant professor of neurology for the University of Maryland and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) schools of medicine and as adjunctive clinical professor at University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell has also presented multiple lectures for the University of Maryland at Baltimore and UMKC medical schools and residency programs. Among her experiences, Dr. Hairston-Mitchell served as the director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at Maryland General Hospital, medical director of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at James Lawrence Kernan Hospital and director of the Electromyography Lab at James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Spinal Cord Professionals, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Myasthenia Gravis Association. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell received her medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed her residency in neurology at Case Western Reserve University. She completed a fellowship in clinical neuromuscular disorders at the University of Pennsylvania's department of Neurology and a neuro-rehabilitation fellowship at the University of Maryland, training at Montebello Hospital and James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. She is board certified in neurology and in spinal cord medicine.

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    Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's Performance
    • Trustworthiness
      EXCELLENT
    • Explains condition(s) well
      EXCELLENT
    • Answers Questions
      EXCELLENT
    • Time well spent
      EXCELLENT
    Office & Staff Performance
    • Scheduling
      VERY GOOD
    • Office environment
      EXCELLENT
    • Staff friendliness
      EXCELLENT
    • Average wait time
      10 to 15 minutes
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    Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's Care Philosophy

    Vernita F. Hairston-Mitchell, MD, is a board-certified neurologist with more than 20 years of experience. Fellowship trained in clinical neuromuscular disorders and neuro-rehabilitation, Dr. Hairston-Mitchell's clinical interests are in treating neuromuscular disorders and multiple sclerosis, electromyography, and spinal cord medicine. She has an extensive academic background in addition to her patient care experience, and has served as an assistant professor of neurology for the University of Maryland and University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) schools of medicine and as adjunctive clinical professor at University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell has also presented multiple lectures for the University of Maryland at Baltimore and UMKC medical schools and residency programs. Among her experiences, Dr. Hairston-Mitchell served as the director of the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic at Maryland General Hospital, medical director of the Acute Rehabilitation Unit at James Lawrence Kernan Hospital and director of the Electromyography Lab at James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. She is a member of the Academy of Spinal Cord Professionals, the American Academy of Neurology, the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and the Myasthenia Gravis Association. Dr. Hairston-Mitchell received her medical degree from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed her residency in neurology at Case Western Reserve University. She completed a fellowship in clinical neuromuscular disorders at the University of Pennsylvania's department of Neurology and a neuro-rehabilitation fellowship at the University of Maryland, training at Montebello Hospital and James Lawrence Kernan Hospital. She is board certified in neurology and in spinal cord medicine.

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    •  No board actions found

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    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Alzheimer's Disease
    • Anterior Horn Disease
    • Ataxia
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Bell's Palsy
    • Brain Disorders
    • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
    • Cancer
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
    • Cerebral Palsy
    • Cerebrovascular Disease
    • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
    • Chronic Pain
    • Cluster Headache
    • Concussion
    • Confusion
    • Cranial Trauma
    • Dementia
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Difficulty With Walking
    • Diplopia
    • Dystonia
    • Epilepsy
    • Essential Tremor
    • Fever-Induced Seizure
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Hydrocephalus
    • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
    • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
    • Insomnia
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Low Back Pain
    • Meningiomas
    • Menstrual Migraine
    • Migraine
    • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Myelopathy
    • Myoclonus
    • Nerve Sheath Tumors
    • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
    • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
    • Nystagmus
    • Optic Neuritis
    • Parkinson's Disease
    • Parkinsonism
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Polymyositis
    • Polyneuropathy
    • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Restless Leg Syndrome
    • Seizure Disorders
    • Sleep Apnea
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Sleep-Walking
    • Spina Bifida
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Disorders
    • Stroke
    • Subdural Hemorrhage
    • Syncope
    • Temporal Arteritis
    • Tension Headache
    • Thrombosis
    • Torticollis
    • Tourette's Syndrome
    • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Tremor
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
    • Vascular Disease
    • Vertigo
    • Visual Field Defects

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
    • Residency Hospital
      Case Western Reserve School Of Med
    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Of Maryland Baltimore School Of Med
      University Of Pennsylvania School Of Med

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Neurology

    Procedures Performed

    • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
    • EMG (Electromyography)