Who We Are
Athens Concussion & Neuropsychology Center is committed to delivering the highest standard of neuropsychological testing in Northeast Georgia. We endeavor to work closely with our patients, families, and their physicians.
We specialize in the evaluation of sport-related concussions, stroke, Alzheimer's disease/dementia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, and other medical or psychological conditions that cause cognitive changes. Testing can determine whether the brain has returned to its healthiest metabolic state. Especially in the case of prolonged recovery from concussion, testing can identify confounding factors such as anxiety; predict the course of recovery; and help inform return-to-play decisions.
Testing can identify weaknessses in specific areas. It is very sensitive to mild memory problems that might not be obvious in other ways. For example, testing helps determine whether memory changes are normal age-related changes or if they reflect a neurological disorder. Testing might also be used to identify problems related to medical conditions that can affect memory and thinking, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, or kidney disease.
What Will the Results Tell Me and My Physician?
Results can be used to help differentiate among illnesses, which is important because appropriate treatment depends on accurate diagnosis. Different illnesses result in different patterns of strengths and weaknesses. Therefore, the results are helpful in determining which areas of the brain might be involved and what illness might be operating. For instance, testing can help to differentiate among Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and depression. Your physician will use this information along with the results of other tests, such as brain imaging and blood tests, to determine the most informed diagnosis possible.
Research shows how scores on specific tests relate to everyday functional skills, such as managing money, driving, or readiness to return to work.
Test for concussion and evaluate for other causes of cognitive difficulty, such as learning disabiliies, dyslexia, ADHD, etc. Dr. Piedmont assesses and manages concussions in the context of return to sport, school accommodations, and all of the unexpected changes that occur with this acute but "silent" injury.
Our neuropsych testing reports provide diagnoses from a licensed clinical psychologist and detailed recommendations for school support. Dr. Piedmont works with families to provide their children's school administration with necessary documentation to address learning problems at any age.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a heterogeneous condition that can occur in various situations and affect people in many different ways. Our assessments are focused on (1) identifying the mechanism(s) of injury; (2) documenting the details of events that lead to such injury; (3) evaluating the nature and extent of brain injury; (4) helping individuals and their families understand how the injury may affect daily functioning; (5) developing targeted treatment plans to maximize efficiency of therapeutic efforts; and (6) determining necessary levels of care and independence.
We are a specialty practice and you may have been referred by your primary care doctor or another specialist, such as your neurologist. Our Center is committed to communicating with all providers regarding results and treatment plans in order to ensure streamlined and efficient continuity of care.
Get results directly from our neuropsychologist, who will help you and your family to understand your results and treatment plan, as well as assisting you to process results emotionally and make informed decisions.
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Note: Our facility is currently not handicapped accessible. We can conduct our evaluations in a different location for those who require accommodations.
575 Research Dr. Suite B
Athens, Georgia 30605
Follow US-129 S and US-441 S to GA-10 E. Take exit 8. Follow Barnett Shoals Rd. and turn right onto Research Dr. and either of the next two rights into Oakview Square office complex.
Please Note: We are NOT in-network with Medicare at this time. If you have Medicare, you will need to pay for services. We will support you with proper documentation, sliding scale fees, and assistance for possible reimbursement. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our self pay rate for Neuropsychological Evaluations is $1500.
Concussion Evaluations are $1265