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Navigating the Unexpected: Denise Neptune’s Journey with ALS

For Denise Neptune, there’s nothing like being outdoors, gardening, hiking or riding a tandem bicycle with her husband. The active couple has covered many miles on their tandem bike over the years, traveling up and down hills and long distances. Now they face an unexpected hill to navigate on their life journey – amyotrophic lateral …
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Peripheral Neuropathy: An Austin Man’s Journey to Find Relief

Jim Burgess has always enjoyed being active, taking long walks, dancing with his wife, and traveling. That all changed about five years ago when the now 75-year-old Vietnam veteran and United States Air Force Academy graduate noticed his right leg getting weaker, his right foot was dragging, and he fell for the first time he …

Our Commitment to Continued Education in Neuromuscular Medicine

Austin Neuromuscular Center remains committed to research and education surrounding neuromuscular medicine as we care for our patients and help them manage their conditions. At a recent conference for neuromuscular neurologists and other clinicians, our team saw that educational emphasis come full circle. Our neuromuscular neurologists, Dr. Yessar Hussain and Dr. Hannah Machemehl, attended the …
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Austin Neuromuscular Center’s ALS Clinic is Certified as an ALS Association Treatment Center of Excellence

In our Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Clinic, we are committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to our patients and families. We are honored to announce that we have achieved status as an ALS Association Certified Treatment Center of Excellence. The multidisciplinary ALS Clinic, led by neuromuscular neurologist Dr. Hannah Machemehl and nurse practitioner Casey …
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Educating Future Physicians: Providing Clinical Training and Business Insight

*Above image: University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School neurophysiology resident watches Dr. Hussain perform a muscle biopsy Austin Neuromuscular Center is proud to be a teaching site for the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School. We are committed to educating residents studying neuromuscular medicine and pathology, neurology, and physical medicine and …

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Symptoms Sending Patients to the ER May Point to a Neuromuscular Condition

When people go to an emergency room with serious health symptoms like difficulty breathing or double vision, they may not realize the underlying cause of the symptom is a neuromuscular condition. In fact, a significant percentage of emergency department admissions are attributable to neuromuscular disorders. Often, patients are referred to a general neurologist for more …