Jamaica Hospital Medical Center’s Division of Neurology boasts a multidisciplinary team of esteemed neurologists adept at managing a comprehensive spectrum of neurological disorders. From alleviating frequent migraines to providing compassionate care for Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis, they offer both inpatient and outpatient services tailored to individual needs. Their unwavering commitment to excellence ensures the highest quality care for a diverse range of neurological concerns, helping patients navigate their health journey with confidence.

Conditions Treated

Migraine and Headache

Migraines are recurrent throbbing or pulsating pains that typically affect one side of the head. In many cases, these may occur with aura, which refers to sensory disturbances such as flashing lights, vision changes, or tingling in your hands or face. It may be difficult for some people to distinguish migraines from headaches, as certain types of headaches can present with similar symptoms and recur over extended periods of time. Our experienced neurologists can provide an accurate, detailed diagnosis so that you can receive the most effective treatment possible for reducing the frequency and severity of your headaches or migraines.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy refers to numbness, weakness, and/or pain (typically affecting the hands or feet) as a result of damage to peripheral nerves, which are located outside of the brain and spinal cord. Many different factors can potentially cause this damage, such as certain injuries and infections, exposure to toxic substances, metabolic problems, and diabetes. You can count on our neurology team to help you find the right approach to treatment for managing your symptoms and improving nerve function.

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune condition that affects the brain and spinal cord. In people with MS, the immune system attacks the myelin that protects nerve fibers, causing disruptions in communication between your brain and the rest of your body. As damage to nerve fibers accumulates over time, MS can affect your ability to walk or move independently. The effects of MS can be alarming, but you’re not alone; our neurology specialists are here to help you find the right treatment approach for slowing or stopping the progression of this disease, allowing you to enjoy a full, active life.

Vertigo and Dizziness

Vertigo refers to a sensation that your surroundings are spinning or moving. There are two main types of vertigo: peripheral, in which vertigo occurs due to a problem in vestibular labyrinth (the part of the inner ear that controls your sense of balance); and central, in which vertigo occurs due to a problem in part of the brain (typically the brainstem or cerebellum). While dizziness is a main characteristic of vertigo, it can also indicate other potentially serious medical conditions. Our expert neurology team can accurately diagnose the cause of your vertigo and provide the treatment you need to reduce the frequency of your symptoms.


Dementia refers to an impaired ability to think, remember, or make decisions. It is not a specific disease, but is instead a category of medical problem characterized by a loss of memories and knowledge gained over the course of life; the most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease. While a certain degree of forgetfulness may be a normal part of aging, dementia is not; it is a more profound loss of cognitive ability that escalates over time. The onset of dementia symptoms can be frightening, but our skilled neurology team can provide the specialized care needed to slow the progression of this disease and limit its effects on your daily life.


Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes seizures. There are various types of epilepsy characterized by different causes and different types of seizures. Having one seizure does not necessarily indicate that you have epilepsy; this condition is typically diagnosed if you’ve experienced at least two unprovoked seizures at least 24 hours apart. With treatment, some people may find that their seizures stop; however, others may require lifelong treatment. You can trust our multidisciplinary neurology team to help you find the right approach for reducing the frequency of your seizures and their impact on your everyday activities.

Essential Tremor

Essential tremor is a condition that causes involuntary, rhythmic shaking, typically in your hands. This can make it challenging to perform a wide range of tasks, such as eating, drinking, moving items, or writing. Unlike Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor does not usually involve other, potentially dangerous health problems. However, it can still interfere substantially in your daily life. Our skilled neurologists have the expertise to help you reduce the severity of your symptoms and minimize the disruptions that this condition can introduce into your daily life.

Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that causes deterioration in certain parts of your brain over time, leading to symptoms such as involuntary shaking and balance problems. Tremors due to Parkinson’s disease often start in the hands, but progress to other parts of the body and can lead to difficulty with walking, swallowing, writing, and a wide variety of other common activities. It can also lead to symptoms such as incontinence, loss of your sense of smell, depression, sleeping problems, and dementia. Jamaica Hospital’s neurology team is ready to work tirelessly with you to slow the onset and reduce the severity of these symptoms through high-quality diagnostic care and a personalized treatment approach.


Syncope is the medical term for fainting. People often faint due to sudden drops in your blood pressure or heart rate, as well as changes in the distribution of blood throughout your body. Syncope isn’t necessarily a cause for concern on its own, but if it is occurring due to seizures, stroke, heart problems, or an unknown cause, it’s important to get treatment as soon as possible. Our expert neurologists have the skill to accurately diagnose and treat causes of syncope, preventing potential complications such as injuries or the progression of an underlying condition.


Stroke occurs when the supply of blood to part of your brain is blocked, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. The symptoms of stroke are sudden and may include numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, particularly on one side of the body; confusion, such as difficulty speaking or understanding speech; difficulty seeing out of one or both eyes; difficulty walking, including dizziness or loss of balance; and severe headache. Stroke is always life-threatening and can cause permanent disability without immediate treatment.


Meet Our Team

Jamaica Hospital’s board-certified team of Queens neurologists provide specialized treatment to thousands of patients throughout Queens and surrounding communities each day. Our experienced attending physicians are supported by a dedicated team of residents, nurses, and other medical staff to ensure that all of your needs are effectively met throughout the treatment process.



Schedule Your Queens NYC Neurology Appointment

An untreated neurological condition can significantly interfere with your ability to function on a daily basis, but with the help of our expert team of Queens neurologists, you can get the treatment you need to prevent disability and maintain a high-quality, active life. To schedule an appointment, please email neuro@jhmc.org.