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Goshen Physicians Neurology

(574) 533-7476

Goshen Heart & Vascular Center
1855 S. Main Street, Suite A
Goshen, IN 46526
Fax: (574) 533-7145
Jody M. Neer, MD

After hours, contact
hospital switchboard

(574) 522-7624

2746 Old US 20, Suite A
Elkhart, IN 46514
Fax: (574) 522-9405
Patrick Russell, DO

After hours, contact
hospital switchboard

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Office Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday, 8 am - 1 pm
(Subject to change)

Goshen Physicians Neurology

About Goshen Physicians Neurology

At Goshen Physicians Neurology, our focus is providing an innovative and comprehensive approach to treating disorders of the nervous system. Dr. Jody Neer, board-certified neurologist, is committed to treating the whole person, going beyond traditional medical care to include disease management counseling and education for every patient and their loved ones. This compassionate approach allows patients to fully understand their condition and how to cope with it in their daily lives, leading to greater patient satisfaction.

To Refer a Patient

Fax the patient referral form to (574) 533-7145.

Services Offered

• Electromyography (in-office)
• Lumbar puncture (in-office)

Diagnosis and Treatment for:

• Parkinson's disease
• Multiple sclerosis
• Stroke
• Headache disorders
• Epilepsy
• Alzheimer's disease

Electromyography (EMG)

EMGs are performed by Dr. Jody Neer at the Goshen Physicians Neurology. To schedule an EMG for your patient, please call (574) 537-0219. An order specifying your request is required.

Reasons to order an EMG

Diagnose conditions that damage muscle tissue, nerves, or the junctions between nerve and muscle. These disorders may include a herniated disc, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), myasthenia gravis (MG), neuropathy, myopathy or carpal tunnel syndrome.

An Electomyography (EMG) is a two part test. A trained technician will perform a shock test on the nerves. A trained neurologist will perform a detailed muscle examination. Together, these results will help to provide a better understanding of the cause of your patient’s symptoms.

How to prepare your patient:

  • Note if your patient has a pacemaker.
  • Inform your patient that they should not smoke 3 hours before the test.
  • Your patient should not eat or drink foods that contain caffeine for 2-3 hours before the test.
  • They should wear loose fitting clothing so their muscles and nerves can be tested.
  • The procedure may take 30-60 minutes.
  • Preliminary results will be given the day of the procedure. Formal results will be faxed to the ordering provider the day of service

For additional information on EMGs visit The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine at www.aanem.org.