Edward-Elmhurst Health opens Post-COVID Neuro Care Clinic

July 07, 2021
COVID Support Group

Edward-Elmhurst Health has established a Post-COVID Neuro Care Clinic to support the recovery of people experiencing long-term health effects of COVID-19.

Up to 30 percent of people who have had COVID-19, even those with very mild symptoms or none at first, will experience long-term effects in the form of persistent neurological issues.

“These lingering symptoms can make it difficult to function and can impact your daily life, work, and relationships,” says Hurmina Muqtadar, MD, a physician who specializes in neurology and vascular neurology and is a member of the Post-COVID Neuro Care Clinic team. “Our goal is to help ease your symptoms or resolve them so you can put COVID-19 behind you and move forward with life.”

Commonly reported post-COVID neurological symptoms may include:

  • Confusion, difficulty concentrating (“brain fog”)
  • Muscle pain, aches
  • Headaches, migraines
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness, tingling
  • Loss or changes to taste or smell
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus (ringing in ears)

Most common non-neurological symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue, tiredness
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Insomnia
  • Heart rate and blood pressure variations
  • Gastrointestinal conditions

The clinic is staffed by a team of neurology experts at Edward Hospital in Naperville and Elmhurst Hospital. Treatment will vary and may consist of medications, supportive therapies, lifestyle recommendations and referrals to other specialists, including cardiologists, dietitians, gastroenterologists, nephrologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, pulmonologists and others.

Post-COVID Neuro Care Clinic appointments are available at Edward-Elmhurst Health locations in Addison, Bolingbrook, Crest Hill, Elmhurst, Hinsdale, Naperville, Oak Park, Oswego, Plainfield, Warrenville and Yorkville.

To schedule an appointment, call (630) 527-7730, choose option 1 and mention the Post-COVID Neuro Care Clinic. Scheduling is also available through MyChart.

For more information, check www.eehealth.org/postcovidclinic.