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The board-certified neurologists at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders, including diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. They diagnose and treat men with a full range of neurological disorders, including:

  • Alzheimer’s
  • Brain tumors
  • Dementia
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Lou Gehrig's Disease (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS)
  • Memory disorders
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Stroke-related care

Neurologists use diagnostic tests and neurological examinations to aid in diagnosis and treatment planning. These examinations may include evaluation of nerves of the head and neck; muscle strength and movement; balance, ambulation and reflexes; sensation, memory, speech, language and other cognitive abilities.

Treatments may include medication, prevention techniques and training exercises—as well as physical and occupational therapy or speech therapy to help men adjust to the physical and functional limitations caused by these conditions.

Our physicians pride themselves on providing high-quality care in a caring and comfortable environment. We also have pediatric neurologists on staff.

In 2012, Northwestern Lake Forest was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high-performing in neurology and neurosurgery. Learn more in our press release.

Meet Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital's Neurologists

All physicians are accepting new patients at their office on the Lake Forest campus. To make an appointment, please call 847.735.8550 or click on the links below.

Laura Goldstein, MD
Board certified in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Fellowship trained in Clinical Electrophysiology/Neurology

Make an online appointment with Dr. Goldstein >
Ian Katznelson, MD
Board certified in Neurology, Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Medicine
Fellowship trained in Clinical Neurophysiology

Make an online appointment with Dr. Katznelson >
Charulatha Nagar, MD
Board certified in Neurology
Fellowship trained in Neuromuscular Disorders and Clinical Neuromuscular Electromyography

Make an online appointment with Dr. Nagar >

Learn more about Drs. Goldstein, Katznelson and Nagar by clicking on their profiles above or reading the press release.

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