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services we Offer

At Kane Hall Barry Neurology, we offer comprehensive neurological services. Our expert team consists of neurologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, technologists, medical assistants, and other professionals whose goal is to provide quality services tailored to individual patient needs.

medical evaluation

Kane Hall Barry offers comprehensive medical evaluation appointments to assess a person’s health status. Our assessment includes a full physical examination, as well as an opportunity to discuss relevant history, clinical impression, and treatment plan. Medical evaluations can be conducted at any time or as needed and are recommended at least once per year to monitor arising health problems. 

medical consultation

Kane Hall Barry offers consultation appointments. These appointments are performed when a referring provider wants a second opinion or wants a neurologist’s impression. In these cases, the referring provider wants the patient to return to discuss the findings and determine the best next steps. Medical consultations include a physical examination and testing (if ordered). The impression and test results are sent back to the referring provider so they may discuss it with the patient. 

telemedicine

Kane Hall Barry Neurology offers telemedicine (audio/video) appointments to patients when appropriate. Telemedicine is a convenient way for patients to consult with their physician remotely. During a telemedicine visit, our providers may order tests, interpret results, prescribe or adjust medications, and update treatment plans. While most visits can be conducted via telemedicine, some appointments may need to be in office either due to the nature of the concerns or due to insurance coverage considerations.

diagnostic testing

Kane Hall Barry Neurology offers comprehensive testing to help our specialists diagnose and determine treatment plans.

Diagnostic testing options available on-site:

EMG/NCV testing is used to evaluate the function of the nerves in the body, the electrical activity of the muscles, and how fast the nerves can send the electrical signals. Testing takes approximately one hour and is conducted on your arms and/or legs. Click here for more information.

EEG tests are used to detect the electrical activity in the brain and can be performed while the patient is awake (most common) or sleep deprived.  Testing takes approximately one hour and is conducted by placing electrodes on your scalp.

Evoked potential tests include Visual Evoked Response (VER) and Brainstem Auditory Evoked Potentials (BAER) testing. Testing is performed by applying small sticky pads/electrodes to your scalp and then tracking and recording the brain wave patterns in response to various stimuli. Each test takes approximately 30-45 minutes. Click here for our Evoked Potential Testing Instructions.

Carotid ultrasound testing uses sound waves to produce pictures of the arteries in the neck which carry blood from the heart to the brain. Transcranial doppler testing measures how quickly the blood flows through the blood vessels. The tests take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Spirometry testing is used to perform a forced vital capacity test to determine lung capacity and is an important indicator of lung health. It measures how much air you can breathe in and out of your lungs, as well as how easily and fast you can blow the air out of your lungs. The test takes approximately 30 minutes. Click here for our Spirometry Testing Instructions.

A Home Sleep Test (HST) is an overnight test conducted at home to accurately diagnose obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This easy-to-use device records your sleep data which is then interpreted by our board-certified Sleep specialist. Many patients prefer this test as they complete it in the comfort of their own home. Many insurance companies prefer it as it costs less than an in-lab test. Patients may pick up the equipment from our office and return it the next day. Click here for our Home Sleep Test Instructions.

Cognitive and neuropsychological tests measure memory, language, math, visual and spatial skills, and other abilities related to mental functioning and are used as a diagnostic tool. 

Neurologists may use cognitive assessment tools such as the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) or Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) to assess cognitive skills in people with suspected deficits or to identify the need for additional testing to confirm a diagnosis. Detailed neuropsychological testing is time-consuming and requires a separate appointment for a series of computerized or paper tests proctored by a qualified health professional or technician.

Our doctors suggest anyone age 50 or above take cognitive tests once per year. 

medical treatments

Kane Hall Barry Neurology offers numerous options to their patients for treatment and management of their condition(s).

Treatment options available on-site:

Neurotoxins are injectable solutions that temporarily block nerve receptors in the muscle to treat muscle stiffness and muscle spasms. 

Neurotoxins target underlying muscle contractions by blocking the nerve impulses of the injected muscles and temporarily paralyzing muscle movements.

Neurotoxin injection procedures can be performed only by trained clinicians like Kane Hall Barry Neurology. 

Neurotoxins are FDA approved for the treatment of Spasticity, Cervical Dystonia, Blepharospasms, and Chronic Migraine. 

Each brand has a slightly different formulation of bacterium but they all work in a similar fashion. Known brands:

1. Botox®

2. Myobloc®

3. Xeomin®

4. Dysport®

Trigger Point Injections (TPI’s) are used to treat painful areas of muscle that contain trigger points (knots of muscle that form when muscles do not relax). Many times, such knots can be felt under the skin. Trigger points may irritate the nerves surrounding them and cause referred pain (pain that is felt in another part of the body).

TPI’s are used to treat many muscle groups, especially those in the arms, legs, lower back, and neck. In addition, TPI’s can be used to treat fibromyalgia and tension headaches.

Medications:

  1. Lidocaine
  2. Ketorolac
  3. Dexamethasone

Over half a million patients in the United States live with autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis, inflammatory neuropathies, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, and Crohn’s disease. Kane Hall Barry has been treating patients with chronic immune system disorders since 2007.

Infusion therapy is the intravenous administration of medication through a needle or catheter. We also administer injectable migraine medications, steroids, supplemental iron, hydration therapy, treatments for chronic gout, and postmenopausal osteoporosis.

For more details, please visit: Infusion Center.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has become the treatment of choice for advanced stages of Parkinson’s disease, medically intractable essential tremor, and complicated segmental and generalized dystonia.

The programming of DBS devices is considered the most crucial factor for the individual overall outcome after DBS implantation and the implanted pulse generator (IPG) is the only modifiable factor.

Adjusting stimulation parameters depends on personal experience. Kane Hall Barry Neurology has trained and experienced specialists to carry out disease-specific programming strategies for DBS.

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a type of epilepsy treatment and is sometimes referred to as “pacemaker for brain.” 

VNS prevents seizures by sending regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain via the vagus nerve.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, VNS has been approved by the FDA as an add-on therapy that is approved to treat focal or partial seizures that do not respond to seizure medications. 

Kane Hall Barry Neurology has trained and experienced clinicians who are experienced in programming VNS devices to deliver pulses or stimulation at regular intervals.

hospital care

The specialists at Kane Hall Barry Neurology carry privileges at the hospitals listed below and offer 24/7 support for diagnosing and treating neurological conditions in an acute/inpatient setting for both hospitalists and patients. 

Our doctors do not focus solely on outpatient services. Kane Hall Barry Neurology aims to be the patient’s point of care for neurologic treatment and management by serving the hospitals in the North Texas community. 

Current hospitals we cover:

For medical questions, reach us through your patient portal or call us 817-267-6290. This form is for general inquiries only and is not secured. Please do not use it to submit personal health information. The practice does not reply to health questions via email for security reasons. If you have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.