Dr. Hill provides comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations for ages 16 and older in patients with a wide range of known or suspected brain illness or injury, general medical conditions, and co-occurring psychiatric concerns. High-quality and time efficient evaluations are provided in order to enhance patient’s quality of life and healthcare. Evaluation findings and practical recommendations are provided clearly and concisely to our referral sources in a timely manner to enhance patient care.
Clinical neuropsychology is a specialty in clinical psychology that examines brain related cognitive functions (e.g., memory, attention, problem solving) and emotional functions to assist with diagnosis and treatment of patients. An evaluation typically includes review of medical records, interview, administration of tests, and discussion of results. No invasive medical procedures are involved.
A neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist that has specialty education and clinical training in brain related cognitive and emotional functions that meet the guidelines outlined by the Houston Conference on Specialty Education and Training in Clinical Neuropsychology. Dr. Hill is a fellowship trained clinical neuropsychologist that provides services including evaluation of cognitive and emotional functions to assist with differential diagnosis, monitor response to treatment, evaluate candidacy for various neurosurgical procedures, and provide treatment recommendations.
The following is a list of common conditions for which neuropsychological evaluations are requested:
- Possible memory or cognitive decline
- Head injuries (e.g., concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury)
- Cerebrovascular accidents (e.g., stroke, transient ischemic attack)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Normal Pressure Hydrocephalous
- Seizure disorder
- Sleep apnea
- Pre-operative evaluations (e.g., deep brain stimulator, normal pressure hydrocephalous, epilepsy)
- Neoplasms (e.g., brain tumors)
- Infections conditions (e.g., encephalitis, meningitis, HIV, prion diseases)
- Anoxia, hypoxia, carbon monoxide poisoning
- Toxic exposure
- Other neurological & general medical conditions
- Disability, workers compensation, medical-legal