Though people experiencing many different symptoms come to her office, the majority of patients seen by Dr. Ellen Edgar of Complete Neurological Care in Forest Hills suffer from recurring headaches or migraines.
“We have a good success rate in helping patients with headaches,” the doctor says, adding that they “usually feel better after two or three weeks. They see a big difference.”
While headaches are a primary complaint, Edgar also treats patients suffering from back and neck pain, memory problems, epileptic seizures, dementia and other neurological maladies.
Though there is no known cure for dementia, the doctor says she “can slow down the progression” of the ailment. She also offers treatments that could help prevent strokes, as well as post-stroke treatments.
Edgar is a second-generation neurologist whose grandparents were also doctors. She hails from the former Soviet Union and has been in practice for the past five years, the last two at the current location, she said.
Edgar said she received her training in neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and did a fellowship in neurophysiology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
A board-certified neurologist and clinical neurophysiologist, the doctor said she is affiliated with both Montefiore Medical Center and Saint Joseph’s Medical Center.
“I’m up on all treatments of neurology,” she said, indicating that she is equipped to treat patients with Botox, having received a year’s worth of training at a neuromuscular clinic.
The doctor said the effects of Botox treatments can last up to three or four months.
“We do all types of injections,” she said, including joint injections, nerve-block injections and trigger-point injections, the latter of which treat back and neck pain and muscle spasms.
“The majority of diagnostic tests are done in the office so the patient doesn’t have to travel,” Edgar said, making a visit to her office “very convenient.”
In addition to English, her staff of seven employees speaks Russian, Spanish and Hindi.
The doctor, who treats patients 15 years of age and older, said her office accepts all major insurance plans and that all treatments are covered.
Located at 108-48 70 Road in Forest Hills, Complete Neurological Care is open five days a week: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. To make an appointment, call (718) 544-4200.