Dr. Brian Costell joined First Choice Neurology because it was a single-specialty neurology group and not a multi-specialty group. Dr. Costell said, “Being a part of a single-specialty neurology group, we gain all of the knowledge of working together and basically doing the same job for the same goal. Our other option was to join a multi-specialty group of general surgeons. It offers the same goals as other physicians but it’s from different specialties.”
First Choice Neurology has both adult and pediatric neurologists, neuropsychologists, nutrition & wellness physicians, and physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians. The ancillary services include an MRI Center, Multiple Sclerosis Centers, Sleep Centers, Infusion Centers, Physical & Occupational Therapy Centers, Pain Management Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Center, Clinical Research Centers, and Nutrition and Wellness Center. They offer Neurodiagnostic tests including Electroencephalography (EEG), Electromyography (EMG), Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV), Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP), and Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response (BAER), Videonystamography (VNG) and Sudoscan.
“First Choice Neurology’s main goal is to serve patients in several areas of Florida. We reach patients throughout Southern Florida, Eastern Florida, and Central Florida,” says Dr. Brian Costell.
One of the benefits for patients is that First Choice Neurology offers patients an informative patient resource section on their website, a dedicated section that provides educational materials. Some of the topics covered include neurological issues, diagnostic testing, treatment options and other patient information that can prove helpful for those undergoing treatment. With the resource center, patients can find the information they need regarding the treatment they require and ensure they get the results desired.
“Since First Choice Neurology has dozens of neurologists in different Florida locations, we tend to consult with each other to help with the diagnosis of difficult cases,” stated Dr. Brian Costell.
First Choice Neurology Subspecialties
We have access to multiple subspecialties,” says Dr. Brian Costell whose own subspecialty is epilepsy. For example, adult neurology services patients with a variety of neurological conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, epilepsy, familiar amyloid polyneuropathy, migraines, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, sleep disorders, and strokes. Additional subspecialties include neuromuscular disorders, pain management, neuropsychology, neuroradiology, physical medicine, and rehabilitation. The pediatric neurology specialties include ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Developmental Disorders, Movement Disorders, Headaches, Sleep Disorders, Neurogenetics, Neonatal Neurology, Epilepsy, Stroke, and Neuromuscular Disorders.
By combining these resources, First Choice Neurology is able to offer both adults and children these critical health care options.
Another advantage of being part of the neurology group is that it has allowed his practice to have more direct communication with the insurance payers, according to Dr. Brain Costell. “We’re able to speak with them with more authority and let them know that we’re just not one doctor speaking; we’re dozens of physicians with one voice. “This way the insurance companies have a more realistic view that it’s not only a medical practice but a business like any other, and the need for cooperation from them.”
Group purchasing is another reason why Dr. Costell believes other neurologists should join First Choice Neurology. “Our supplies and banking are more uniform because First Choice Neurology represents many neurologists,” he says.
Dr. Costell acknowledges that if his practice did not join First Choice Neurology, it would have been difficult to survive on their own.
“It was a no-brainer to join First Choice Neurology,” he says. “It was never a question if we were going to join First Choice Neurology, but when. This model works and it works great. Private physicians, who are a part of a group like this, can get along well with each other. This model should be used across the country in other states.”
About Dr. Brian Costell
Dr. Brian Costell is a general neurologist who treats all neurological conditions. He is a board-certified Epileptologist. Dr. Costell specializes in the treatment of seizures and epilepsy in both pediatric and adult patients.
He has championed a comprehensive approach to patient care and overall patient well being. By bringing Neurology, Neuropsychology, Infusion Therapies and Clinical Research under one roof, Dr. Brian Costell has established the continuum of care resulting in more efficient and more effective patient experience.