The HOP Neurology Screening Project offers neurological and neuromuscular exams as part of the Hope Rescue Mission Clinic.
Given that obesity is very prevalent in Berks County, we hope to screen for the many neurological complications associated with disorders caused by obesity such as diabetes and hypertension. These debilitating complications include radiculopathy, diabetic neuropathy and wounds, seizures, sciatica, and neuromuscular dysfunction. We believe that these conditions are often either missed or left untreated and by offering screening, we hope to identify these issues and direct patients to the care they deserve. In addition to screening, the project will also provide resources to help manage and treat these conditions. Medical students will be providing screenings under the supervision of physicians and will have the opportunity to master an essential examination.
Hope Rescue Mission (645 N. 6th St., Reading, PA 19601)