A neurologist is a physician who deals with the nervous system. The nervous system affects all ages from infants through adults, and Riverside Medical Clinic has neurology specialists with diverse education and training to ensure our patients are well taken care of. Dr. Michael Saito is an established pediatric physician who also specializes in Pediatric Neurology and can see patients up to the age of 35.

Patients may not always understand why they should see a neurologist for something a patient may think is a minor problem. Your primary doctor or specialist may want a confirmation of their diagnosis, which can only be obtained through specialized testing.

Our Neurology department is equipped to handle most types of neurological problems. Our neurologists conduct tests such as electrophysiological testing. This is a two-part test consisting of an electromyogram (EMG) and electroneurogram or nerve conduction study. The EMG will record the electrical activity inside the muscle and the nerve study records how fast your nerves are able to conduct an impulse of energy. During the nerve study, electrodes are taped to your skin over the body part that is going to be tested. Stimulating electrodes are placed on your skin while low intensity electrical current is applied through the skin to the nerves and their response is recorded on the machine. Unlike other tests, patients can eat and take their medication before having this test done.

Nervous system-related conditions treated by our Neurologists include:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

  • Migraines

  • Epilepsy

  • Strokes


  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Developmental Delays

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease)

The Neurology department will provide patients with a handout with answers to the most frequently asked questions. Patients are asked to read this document and ask any questions if they need clarification on a procedure. For more information visit American Academy of Neurology

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