What is a neurologist?
The physician who specializes in neurology is called a neurologist. After completing medical school, physicians
specializing in adult neurology complete one year of residency in internal medicine and three years of residency. Neurologists treat disorders of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.
As a specialist, the neurologist sees patients with a wide range of problems and may act as a patient's principal or consulting physician, while the family physician, or primary care physician, is generally in charge of a patient's total healthcare.