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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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 …

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Our 2023 Super Doctors® at Austin Neuromuscular Center Recognized as Rising Stars

We are thrilled to announce Dr. Yessar Hussain and Dr. Hannah Machemehl have been recognized as Super Doctors® Rising Stars in the July 2023 issue of Texas Monthly. They were selected due to peer recognition and their professional achievements. Rising Stars are those physicians who have been active and fully licensed to practice for 10 …
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International Pompe Day, April 15, Raises Awareness of Rare Disease

On Saturday, April 15, the international Pompe community will raise awareness of Pompe disease through International Pompe Day. Reflecting the importance of movement for those living with Pompe, this year’s annual event slogan is “Every Move Counts.” “We all have different abilities and levels of disability, but the important thing to remember and focus on …
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Austin Neuromuscular Center In-House Skin Biopsy Lab Offers Option for Fast, High-Quality Sample Evaluation

When a patient experiences sensations including pins and needles, burning, stabbing, itching or prickliness, they may have small fiber neuropathy, a condition that is diagnosed through a skin punch biopsy. Small nerve fibers connect pain receptors in the skin to the spinal cord and brain and can stimulate internal organs like the heart, gastrointestinal tract …
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ALS Clinic Offers Patients Holistic, Multidisciplinary Care

When author Scott Blackwood was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease), he was shocked. Early symptoms of the disease are varied, gradual and mimic other conditions, so those other conditions had to be eliminated before he was officially diagnosed. ALS is a rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve …
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Meet Casey Kafena, MSN, AGACNP-BC, our Director of Clinical Services

Casey Kafena is our nurse practitioner and Director of Clinical Services. She works very closely with all of our physicians and provides very compassionate care to our patients. She created and currently manages our ALS clinic and is involved in most areas of our practice. Why did you choose to specialize/work in neuromuscular disorders? I have …