Mercy Clinic Neuropsychology - St. Louis

Part of Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital St. Louis
625 S. New Ballas Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Main Entrance: Heart Hospital entrance


Phone: (314) 251-4683
Fax: (314) 251-4380
Hours:
By appointment only. Please call to schedule.

Neuropsychology is the study of brain-behavior relationships. A neuropsychologist is a licensed psychologist with expertise in how behavior and thinking skills are related to the brain. In neuropsychology, brain function is evaluated by objectively testing cognitive abilities such as memory and thinking skills. A detailed assesment helps identify cognitive strengths and weaknesses and helps direct your health care.

Your physician may refer you to us if there are questions about:

  • Memory loss or concentration difficulty
  • Speech or language problems
  • Spatial or directional confusion
  • Reasoning or decision-makng problems
  • Change in personality or mood
  • Changes in your ability to handle daily actitivities at home, school or work

Types of Conditions We Evaluate

 

  • Concusion/traumatic brain injury
  • Stroke
  • Dementia (suspected Alzheimer's, frontotemporal dementia, Lewy body disease)
  • Seizures
  • Other conditions, such as Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors and cardiac arrest where there is known or suspected brain dysfunction

How Will the Test Results Help Me?

  • Identify your cognitive strengths and weaknesses
  • Determine whether changes in memory (or other thinking abilities) are normal aging changes of if they may reflect a neurological condition
  • Clarify a diagnosis
  • Determine if you are ready to return to certain daily activities after cognitive problems
  • Identify which therapeutic interventions may be helpful to assist with potential cognitive problems
  • Establish a baseline for future comparison
  • Provide education

What Should I Expect?

A neuropsychological evaluation usually includes an individual interview and testing. Neuropsychological testing involves paper-and-pencil or computerized tests to answer different types of questions. The time required to complete the testing depends on the problem being assesed. Bring your glasses or hearing aids if you use them regularly. You will be seeing a neuropsychologist and his or her neuropsychology assistant.

New Patients

We welcome new patients and accept most insurance plans. For more information about our services, or to schedule an appointment, please call 314-251-4683.

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