Information for Patients
Dr. Turner, a board certified neurologist will read your EEG and provide a written report.
Robert “Rusty” Turner, MD
M.D., MSCR, qEEG-D,BCN
Robert “Rusty” Turner, MD, is a board certified neurologist and epileptologist. He is one of a handful of neurologists who is also board certified in neurofeedback. His reports are detailed, yet easy to read. They contain a graphic presentation of the peak dominant rhythm. Practitioners in the neurofeedback field find his reports and his availability for consultation to be extremely helpful.
Uses of an EEG reviewed by a neurologist
An EEG is used to detect problems in the electrical activity of the brain that may be associated with certain brain disorders. The measurements given by an EEG are used to confirm or rule out various conditions, including: seizure disorders (such as epilepsy), head injury, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), brain tumor, memory problems, stroke and dementia.
Dr. Turner will make recommendations, such as re-testing following intervention (medications or neurofeedback) if initial evaluation revealed spike activity, to determine if spike activity normalized.
What is involved?
Preparation includes having a good night sleep before the evaluation and eating a healthy meal that includes protein prior to arrival at the office. You are asked to wash your hair several times with a pH neutral shampoo and to not use any conditioner or hair treatments following. An EEG tracks and records brain wave patterns. The electrodes read the electrical impulses in the brain and send signals to a computer that records the results. The test involves having a cap placed on your head that contains sensors that will read the electrical output of your brain. The data will be collected for 10 minutes with eyes open and 10 minutes with eyes closed. The entire process will take approximately one hour.