Howard Young Medical Center Sleep Lab offers EEG services

WOODRUFF, WI—Howard Young Medical Center Sleep Lab now offers EEG (electroencephalogram) services for people who suffer from a variety of neurologic disorders.

"An EEG test is used to detect problems in the electrical activity of the brain," said Dr. Mary Forester, Neurologist, Marshfield Clinic Minocqua Center. "The test is used to help diagnose types of seizures, find causes of confusion, and evaluate head injuries, tumors, infections, degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, and abnormal changes in body chemistry that affect the brain."

EEG is a diagnostic brain wave test. It is a noninvasive procedure in which electrodes record the brain’s electrical activity on a computer. The results are interpreted by a neurologist. A referral from a health care provider is required for this service.

The test is performed by registered EEG technologists in the Howard Young Medical Center Sleep Lab, in conjunction with two Marshfield Clinic Neurologists, Mary Forester, DO and Ellen Parris, MD. Patients can be tested on either an in-patient or out-patient basis.

"By offering EEG testing locally in our Sleep Lab at Howard Young Medical Center, we are able to provide a much needed service to so many in the area who suffer from a variety of neurologic disorders," said Sheila Clough, President, Howard Young Health Care. "By collaborating with Marshfield Clinic, this is just one additional way we are working together to care for all residents in the northwoods."

For more information or to make an appointment, call the Howard Young Medical Center Sleep Lab at 715-356-8411.

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