Imperial Health, the region’s largest multispecialty medical group, recently announced the addition of Neurology to their range of services.

“We saw an unmet need in this area of patient care and are very excited to expand our services with the addition of neurology and neuromuscular medicine to provide the level of specialized care patients in Southwest Louisiana need,” said Lee Holmes, Imperial Health CEO.

Neurology is the branch of medicine concerned with the study and treatment of disorders of the nervous system, the complex, sophisticated system that regulates and coordinates body activities. The specialty of Neuromuscular Medicine includes the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities of the motor neuron, nerve root, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle, including disorders that affect adults and children.

Nirmala Tumarada, M.S., M.D., Neurologist and Neuromuscular Medicine Specialist, has joined Imperial Health as part of the service expansion.

After earning her Medical Degree from Guntar Medical College in her native India, Dr. Tumarada attended graduate school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience. She then completed a Neurology Residency at LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans before completing a Fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Tumarada diagnoses and manages all general neurologic conditions, inlcuding migraine, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinsonism, tremor, spasticity, dystonia and multiple sclerosis, along with neuromuscular disorders.  She is board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and is a member of the American Neurological Association and the American Academy of Neurology.  She has been involved in numerous research projects and has a special interest in motor neuron disease and peripheral neuropathy.

Imperial Health’s Neurology Services are located in the main Imperial Health office complex at 501 Dr. Michael DeBakey Drive in Lake Charles.

To schedule an appointment, with Dr. Tumarada, call (337) 312-8730.