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Dr. Nisha Pradeep-Kilgore Joins First Choice Neurology

Nisha Pradeep-Kilgore, DODr. Pradeep completed her bachelor's degree at Florida State University in 2011. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL in 2015. She then went on to complete her Neurology residency with Kettering Health in Dayton, OH. She became board-certified with the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in 2019. She is married with one child. She enjoys playing music, cooking, and hiking.

She specializes in Botox Injections, Dementia, Headaches/Migraines, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Seizures, Stroke, Tremors, and more.

Dr. Pradeep's office is located at 2919 W. Swann Avenue, Suite 401, Tampa, Florida 33609. Call (813) 872-1548 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Jeff Gelblum hosting an Alzheimer’s lecture at the Chinese American Neurology Association

Dr. Jeff Gelblum presenting and Alzheimer's lectureDr. Jeff Gelblum hosting an Alzheimer’s lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Chinese American Neurology Association (CANA) in Flushing, New York.

CANA is a not-for-profit organization for Neurologists of Chinese origin in North America. The mission of CANA is to further education, clinical research, information exchange, and patient care in Neuroscience and related fields by organizing forums, seminars, symposia, and other education activities; by encouraging information exchange in the practice and research of neuroscience and finally by advocating and supporting issues that may be beneficial to the members. In addition, it would provide a platform for the members to share and exchange ideas along with employment opportunities. It is also the organization facilitating and mediating cultural exchange with our colleagues in China and other countries in the world. CANA welcomes anyone who has an interest of joining the organization as an associate member if the individual is not a practicing neurologist.


Dr. Channa Kolb-Sobieraj Joins First Choice Neurology

Channa Kolb-Sobieraj, MDChanna Kolb-Sobieraj, MD is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in Multiple Sclerosis. Dr. Kolb-Sobieraj is board-certified in neuroimaging and has completed an MS Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School. She has been involved in numerous academic research clinical trials with a special interest in MS therapeutics and environmental influences on disease. Dr. Kolb-Sobieraj has a special interest in incorporating a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach to patient care. In addition to treating Multiple Sclerosis patients, Dr. Kolb-Sobieraj also cares for general neurology patients.

Her offices are located in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. Call (561) 482-1027 to schedule an appointment.

9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 207
Boca Raton, FL 33428
Phone: (561) 482-1027

2605 W. Atlantic Avenue, Suite C-102
Delray Beach, FL 33445
Phone: (561) 482-1027

South Miami Neurology has a New Location

South Miami Neurology moved to:
7000 SW 62nd Avenue, Suite 300
South Miami, FL 33143
Phone: 305-665-6501
Fax: 305-661-1672

South Miami Neurology

Ernesto Alonso, MD Joins First Choice Neurology

Ernesto Alonso, MD

Ernesto Alonso, MD is a neurologist in Lake City, Florida. Dr. Alonso provides services as a general neurologist and neurological health care for patients that have suffered a stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Myasthenia Gravis (MG), Epilepsy, Headache, Dementias, Encephalopathies, Parkinson’s, or other movement disorders. Additionally, our center performs procedures such as outpatient Electroencephalogram (EEG) and Electromyography and nerve conduction studies (EMG/NCS), videonystagmography (VNG), and Botox injections for Chronic Migraines.

His office is located at 4241 NW American Lane in Lake City, FL. Call (386) 288-5311 to schedule an appointment.

Ernesto Alonso, MD
4241 NW American Lane
Lake City, FL 32055
(386) 288-5311

Brian Steingo, MD Joins First Choice Neurology

MS Views and News would like to inform their MS friends and families in South Florida that starting Monday, July 10, Dr. Steingo is moving his practice to a new location and accepting appointments. Please call (561) 482-1027.

Brian Steingo, MD
9970 Central Park Blvd. N - Suite 207
(adjacent to West Boca Medical Center)
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 482-1027

Dr. Steingo will continue his practice in Sunrise until July 9.

MS and MRI webinar
MS VIEW NOW Webinar - Understanding MS Relapses and MRI as a Biomarker.
Tuesday, June 27th at 7:00 pm ET
Presented by Brian Steingo, MD
Register here to learn from this special online webinar event.

Miguel Melo-Bicchi, MD is an adult neurologist at First Choice Neurology located in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Melo-Bicchi received his medical degree from the Universidad Iberoamericana School of Medicine, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He completed his residency at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Melo-Bicchi completed his fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG at the University of Maryland Medical Center and Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at the University of Miami.

MS WALK - Boca Raton

MS Walk Boca Raton

Dr. Patricio Espinosa, Kettia Alusma-Hibbert, DNP, and others from First Choice Neurology participated in the Boca Raton Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk on March 26.

Every one of us has the power to create a world free from MS. Move forward toward a cure with Walk MS.

NeuroNetworking 2023

NeuroNetworking 2023
January 26-29, 2023 - Orlando

Lanny Pauley, COO at First Choice Neurology, moderating Insights, Networking, and Career Opportunities at NeuroNetworking 2023

ASN experts review the essentials of MRI, CT, Ultrasound, and Nuclear Med. The Neuro panel discusses when to order what test, how to start a new or join an existing practice, the challenges, benefits, and joys of private practice, and much more.


Dr. Jennifer Buczyner Moved to Jupiter, Florida

601 University Blvd., Jupiter, FL

Dr. Jennifer Buczyner has a new address effective February 2, 2023.

Comprehensive Neurology of the Palm Beaches
601 University Boulevard, Suite 102
Jupiter, Florida 33458
Phone: 561-909-0080
Fax: 561-246-3338

2023 Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Neurology

The 2023 Annual Meeting of the Florida Society of Neurology will take place January 5-6, 2024 at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida.

(Pictured from left to Right).
Top Photo: Dr. Linga Reddy and Lanny Pauly
Bottom Photo: Dr. Linga Reddy, Patricia Pena Pasos, Michele Nesic, Lanny Pauley, Mayra Estevez, and Blake Campbell.

Florida Society of Neurology Annual Meeting

Dr. Jennifer Buczyner on ABC 25 West Palm Beach News

Dr. Jennifer Buczyner talks with West Palm Beach News channel 25

Dr. Jennifer Buczyner talks with ABC 25 West Palm Beach News about mild cognitive impairment and the new Alzheimer’s drug approved by the FDA last week.

Researchers evaluated Leqembi’s efficacy in a double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, dose-finding study of 856 patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Treatment was initiated in patients with mild cognitive impairment or mild dementia stage of disease and confirmed presence of amyloid beta pathology. Patients receiving the treatment had significant dose- and time-dependent reduction of amyloid beta plaque, with patients receiving the approved dose of lecanemab, 10 milligram/kilogram every two weeks, having a statistically significant reduction in brain amyloid plaque from baseline to Week 79 compared to the placebo arm, which had no reduction of amyloid beta plaque.

Meet Dr. Christopher Jimenez From Our Doral Location

Meet Christopher Jimenez, MD, a neurologist at First Choice Neurology with offices in Doral and South Miami, Florida. Dr. Jimenez's neurological specialties include dementia, electromyography, epilepsy, headaches, migraines, multiple sclerosis, general neurology, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke.

First Choice Neurology – Doral, Florida
9915 NW 41st Street, Suite 200
Doral, Florida 33177
Phone: (305) 665-6501
Fax: (305) 661-1672

First Choice Neurology Welcomes Yefim Cavalier, DO

Yefim Cavalier, DO, FAAN - Neurologist

Yefim Cavalier, DO is a neurologist in Boca Raton and Delray Beach, Florida. He provides compassionate care and educates his patients on a range of treatment options so they feel invested in their neurologic care. Dr. Cavalier's research focuses on the interplay between sleep disorders and neurodegenerative complications to improve patient care for those with well-described neurologic conditions.

Welcome, Dr. Cavalier!

Dr. Cavalier's main office is located at 9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 207, Boca Raton, FL 33428. To make a neurology appointment, call (561) 482-1027.

Boca Raton Top Docs

First Choice Neurology, Espinosa Neuroscience Institute

Patricio Espinosa, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., the brain is the most complex and intricate system in the human body. “I love the challenge of understanding the brain, it’s why I wanted to study neurology,” he says.

As a board-certified neurologist with more than 22 years of experience, Dr. Espinosa recently opened, in October 2021, the Espinosa Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Espinosa, NeurologistOriginally from Quito, Ecuador, Dr. Espinosa earned his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Ecuador and completed an internal medicine and neurology residency at the University of Kentucky. His Masters of Public Health degree is from Johns Hopkins, and he later completed a fellowship on epilepsy, neurophysiology, and sleep disorders from Harvard Medical School.

“This new journey allows me to care for the community in many ways,” Dr. Espinosa says. “I want our patients to have the feeling that they are more than their health problems — they’re like family to us.”

His mission to support the community extends to his work in Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands, where he provides medical attention for people who have little to no access to a neurologist. Annually, he devotes two weeks to provide free neurology services in Tena, Ecuador, and the Galápagos Islands.

The new neuroscience institute cares for patients experiencing memory disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, back and neck pain, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, seizure disorders, migraines, and peripheral neuropathy among other neurological conditions.

“We’re working on researching therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss,” Dr. Espinosa says. “With our vast knowledge of how to treat patients and practice outstanding neurological care, my goal for this institute is to be the best Neuroscience Center in South Florida.”

New Office Now Open in Doral, Florida

First Choice Neurology DoralOur South Miami office opened a second location in Doral. The office is located at 9915 NW 41st Street, Suite 200, Doral, Florida 33177. Appointments are available on Fridays. Please call (305) 665-6501 to schedule your neurology visit.

Victor Barredo, MD
Christopher Jimenez, MD
Bruce Kohrman, MD
Javier Lopez, MD
Ajay Pandey, MD
Simon Starosta-Rubenstein, MD


New Boca Raton Infusion Center

Our infusion centers treat conditions such as demyelinating diseases, migraines, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), rheumatic conditions, and more.

The National Infusion Center Association believes that an office-based Infusion Center is currently the most cost-effective site of care for patients needing infusion therapy. They have a more controlled environment and are often more patient-friendly due to their focus on infusion medication administration.

Boca Raton Infusion Center
9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 202
Boca Raton, FL 33428
(561) 556-6010

Dr. Corrales-Reyes Welcomes Yvemith Aluc, DNP to his Office

Yvemith Aluc, DNPEnme Corrales-Reyes, MD is a Pediatric Neurologist located in Sunrise, Florida who specializes in epilepsy, headaches, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and pediatric neurology. His medical interests include disorders of the brain in children, headaches, attention deficit disorder, autism, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disease, and developmental delay.

Dr. Reyes would like to welcome Yvemith Aluc, DNP. She speaks English, French, and Creole and we are very excited to have her on our team.

Call (954) 686-7057 to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Espinosa Welcomes Kettia Alusma-Hibbert, DNP to his Office

Dr. Espinosa's office is located at 801 Meadows Road, Suite 103, Boca Raton, FL 33486. To make a neurology appointment, call (561) 788-7545.

Nurse Practioner, Kettia-Alusma-Hibbert
Kettia Alusma-Hibbert, DNP

New Doral office coming soonNew Office Coming Soon to Doral, Florida

Our South Miami office will be opening a second location in Doral. Details to come.

Victor Barredo, MD
Christopher Jimenez, MD
Bruce Kohrman, MD
Javier Lopez, MD
Ajay Pandey, MD
Simon Starosta-Rubenstein, MD

The South Miami office is located at 6200 Sunset Drive, Suite 305, South Miami, FL 33143. To make a neurology appointment, call (305) 665-6501.

Enme Corrales-Reyes, MD has a New Office

Enme Corrales-Reyes, MD has a new office located in Sunrise, Florida.

Pediatric Neurology in Sunrise, Florida

Dr. Corrales-Reyes specializes in pediatric epilepsy, headaches, migraines, multiple sclerosis, and pediatric neurology. His medical interests include disorders of the brain in children, headaches, attention deficit disorder, autism, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disease, and developmental delay.

Dr. Corrales-Reyes' office is located at 14201 W. Sunrise Blvd., Suite 207, Sunrise, FL 33323. To make a pediatric neurology appointment, call (954) 686-7057.

Congratulations, Dr. Corrales-Reyes!

First Choice Neurology Welcomes Dargelis Chi, MD

Dargelis Chi, MD - Boca Raton Neurologist

Dargelis Chi, MD is a neurologist practicing in Boca Raton, Florida.

Dr. Chi was born in Cuba where she received her medical degree (MD) from the University of Havana in 2002. She came to the United States in July 2011 with a strong determination to study neurology. Since she arrived, she has pursued every opportunity to stay involved with medicine, particularly neurology. She had specialized residency training in neurology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) and graduated in 2021. Dr. Chi was thankful to be given the opportunity to be part of the neurology team at TUHSC. Her dream has come true and looks forward to working with patients in Boca Raton and other cities in Southern Florida.

Dr. Chi's office is located at 9970 Central Park Boulevard, Suite 207, Boca Raton, FL 33428. To make a neurology appointment, call (561) 482-1027.

Congratulations, Dr. Chi!

Paul Damski, MD has a New Location

Stroke specialist, Dr. Paul Damski has a new office in South Miami.

Paul Damski, MD new office

As a stroke specialist, Dr. Damski is an expert in stroke prevention, emergency treatment, and post-stroke rehabilitation. He is the former Medical Director of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Baptist Hospital of Miami.

Paul Damski, MD is a board-certified neurologist who has been practicing general neurology for over 20 years. He provides comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to patients affected by brain, spine, and nerve disorders and injuries.

Dr. Damski's office is located at 7330 SW 62nd Place, Suite 200, South Miami, FL 33143. To make a neurology appointment, call (305) 465-6378.

Congratulations, Dr. Damski!

First Choice Neurology Welcomes Patricio S. Espinosa, MD

Patricio S. Espinosa, MDPatricio S. Espinosa, MD is a leading Neurologist with expertise in complex neurological conditions.

Dr. Espinosa is board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2009 and has been conducting clinical trials since 2001 at the University of Kentucky, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, North Oaks Hospital, LA, ECommunity Research, LLC, LA, and at the Marcus Neuroscience Institute Boca Regional Hospital.

He was the Director of the Neurology Division of the Neuroscience Institute at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, LA from 2012 until 2015. He was the founding Chief of the Neurology of the Marcus Neuroscience Institute and Professor of Neurology at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Patricio Espinosa regularly authors scientific publications for medical journals and presents his research around the world. He serves on scientific editorial and advisory boards and performs peer reviews articles.

Dr. Espinosa's office is located at 801 Meadows Road, Suite 103, Boca Raton, FL 33486. To make a neurology appointment, call (561) 788-7545.

Congratulations, Dr. Espinosa!

Neuro2Go - Your Virtual Neurology Experience

Neuro2GoNeuro2Go is our on-demand NeuroChat service which offers a virtual face-to-face encounter with a board-certified neurologist regarding a neurologic condition affecting you or a loved one. Great for busy patients who need quick access to helpful information and treatment recommendations. No insurance is necessary. Same and next weekday encounters available.

Typical neurological conditions that we deal with include Alzheimer’s, Autism, Back and Neck Pain, Concussion, Dizziness, Epilepsy, Facial Pain, Headaches/Migraine, Memory Loss, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuropathy, Numbness/Tingling, Parkinson’s, Sleep Disorders, Stroke/TIA.

Oftentimes, neurology treatment can be provided through our online platform. Occasionally, you may be asked to come into an office for comprehensive evaluation and management.

First Choice Neurology Featured on eClinicalWorks Website and YouTube Channel

“We just click a button in eClinicalWorks, and it will give us a patient’s problem list, allergies, medications, family history, social history, and immunizations. It’s made our care of patients much better,” said Dr. Susan Steen, a Tampa-area neurologist.  Read the full story

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