South Georgia Medical Center announced on Wednesday that local neurologists Dr. Mahmood Eisa, Dr. Bipin Patel, and Dr. Hernan Posas have joined the SGMC Physician Network. The partnership is part of SGMC’s goal to develop a comprehensive neurosciences program for the region.
“These physicians have been providing quality neurological and sleep disorders care to patients across South Georgia and North Florida at the Neurology, Neurosurgery and Sleep Center of South Georgia (NNSC) for decades,” said SGMC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Dawson.
Dr. Patel says the partnership is truly a win-win for their physicians, SGMC and our community as it enhances the continuity of care available to patients throughout the region.
According to SGMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald E. Dean, “Dr. Patel, Posas and Eisa have been valued members of this medical community for many years providing exceptional neuroscience and neurology care. We are pleased to now have them as part of our SGMC Physician Network and look forward to collaborating with them in developing more value-added neurology services for our community.”
The neurologists have 76 years of combined experience serving the region.
Dr. Patel was the first neurologist to practice in Valdosta, joining NNSC in 1986. He says it was neurosurgeons Dr. Domenic Esposito, Dr. Wade Renn, and Dr. Jesus Hiramoto who opened the private practice in the 60’s who really laid the foundation for access to this specialized medical care.
Dr. Posas joined the practice in 1993 and Dr. Eisa in 2005. Over that time, the practice developed a program of excellence that is recognized throughout the state. The physicians provide care to patients from over a 100-mile radius.
“We are excited to join this fantastic team and look forward to working with our community neurosurgeons Dr. Hitham Khalil and Dr. Kimberly Mackey to expand inpatient and outpatient neurological services at SGMC over the upcoming years,” said Dr. Patel.
Their practice, which is located at the SGMC Smith Northview Campus at 4274 N. Valdosta Rd., will be renamed SGMC Neurology and Neurosciences; the adjacent facility will be called the SGMC Sleep Center.
About Dr. Patel
Dr. Patel received his fellowship training in neurology from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Patel specializes in psychiatry and neurology and has more than 40 years of experience in neurocritical care, general neurological disorders and neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Patel was instrumental in the development and success of SGMC’s Inpatient Rehabilitation program which opened in 1991 and served as the Chief Medical Officer in 1997.
About Dr. Eisa
Dr. Eisa specializes in Movement Disorders, Sleep Medicine and Neuro-Ophthalmology and is board certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He has been practicing Medicine since 1981 and has a special interest in Neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s Disease, Chemo-denervation botox injections for dystonia, and related disorders. He served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Director of the Movement Disorder Center at Yale University School of Medicine. He was a Special Fellow in Movement disorders at The Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center (PADRECC) at the University of Pennsylvania VA Medical Center. Dr. Eisa also serves as an Associate Professor at the Medical College of Georgia and Neurology Clerkship Director of the South West Campus. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He also received his Master of Medicine in Ophthalmology. He has received several awards for excellence in teaching medical students and neurology residents.
About Dr. Posas
Dr. Posas is a board certified neurologist who also serves as the sleep center laboratory medical director. Dr. Posas received his board certification in Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1992 and has been an associated fellow since 2000. He has specialized training in pediatric neurology and neuromuscular disorders and has been serving this region for 27 years. Dr. Posas is a Junior Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Member of the American Academy of Neurology, and American Child Neurology Society. Under the leadership of Dr. Posas, his practice has received the highest level of accreditation from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine with Exemplary Status. There are only four other centers in Georgia to receive this elite recognition.
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