The Headache & Concussion Center opens at Norton Suburban Hospital


by Norton Healthcare News Release

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 4:33 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2010): Norton Neuroscience Institute, a part of Norton Healthcare, has opened The Headache & Concussion Center, the region's first center dedicated exclusively to the treatment of headache and concussion pain, at Norton Suburban Hospital.
The center is directed by Tad Seifert, M.D., who joined Norton Healthcare in June 2009. Dr. Seifert is the only fellowship-trained headache neurologist currently practicing in Kentucky. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and finished an internal medicine internship at the University of Louisville. Later, he completed a residency in neurology at the University of Texas at Houston, where he trained at the Houston Headache Clinic, one of the country's premier centers for headache treatment. Dr. Seifert previously was in private practice in St. Matthews and also works as a neurology hospitalist at Norton Suburban.
Under Dr. Seifert's guidance, the center offers specialized expertise in treating all types of headache pain and concussions, such as:
• Migraine headaches
• Chronic daily headaches
• Cluster headaches
• Analgesic rebound headaches
• Cervicogenic headaches
• Menstrual-associated headaches
• Tension headaches
• Post-concussive/post-traumatic headaches
• Sports-related concussions
• Trigeminal neuralgia
• Occipital neuralgia

"There is a great need in this region for specialized care in the areas of headache and concussion pain," said Gregg Davis, system vice president, Ortho/Neuro/Spine, Norton Healthcare. "The center is dedicated to helping individuals who suffer from headache pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter medications."

The Headache & Concussion Center offers expert treatment of all types of chronic headache and concussion pain, including pharmacological and outpatient infusion treatments; physical, psychological and behavioral therapies; nutritional counseling; Botox and trigger point injections; and occipital nerve blocks.
If you or someone you know suffers from migraines or other chronic headaches, ask your doctor about the specialized treatment services offered at the Headache and Concussion Center. Call (502) 899-6782 for more information.
About Norton Healthcare
For more than a century, Norton Healthcare's faith heritage has guided its mission to provide quality health care to all those it serves. Today, Norton Healthcare is the Louisville area's leading hospital and health care system (44 percent market share) and third largest private employer. The not-for-profit system includes five large hospitals in Louisville; 11 Norton Immediate Care Centers; 10,900 employees; more than 380 employed medical providers at more than 90 locations; and nearly 2,300 total physicians on its medical staff. Norton Healthcare serves patients in the Louisville Metro area, including Southern Indiana, and throughout Kentucky.