Individuals can be seen at the Headache Center of North Texas if they are ages 14 or older and have a chief complaint of headache, facial pain, or unusual symptoms associated with headache. Many of our patients are referred by their primary care practitioner or other specialists, although we do accept patients on a self-referred basis. Patients who are seen initially at the Center can expect to receive a thorough neurological evaluation where attention to detail is paramount. This will include a discussion of their headache symptoms, other aspects of their medical history, and performance of a neurological examination. Appropriate diagnostic studies including blood testing, CT or MRI scanning (all performed at outside facilities) will be ordered if necessary. Dr Casaly will then provide the patient with an accurate diagnosis of her/his headaches, with a strong emphasis on explaining the underlying neurological processes which are causing the problem. The patient and Dr. Casaly will then arrive at a treatment plan. At the Headache Center of North Texas, this plan is always individualized to each patient's needs. The best therapy is always designed by a partnership between the patient and the physician. Among the therapeutic modalities we stress are: - non-medicinal strategies to lessen headaches, including elimination of triggering factors -providing medication to relieve acute headaches quickly and with minimal side effects -providing medication designed to prevent headaches -providing treatment in our clinic for patients experiencing a headache unresponsive to at-home therapy If desired, we will continue to work with patients after their initial visit to make ongoing adjustments to their treatment regimen to try to optimize their headache control.
Insurance Affiliations: Blue Cross/Blue Shield CIGNA United HealthCare, plus Averde Beech Street PPO Galaxy Health Network HealthSmart plans IMS PPO We are happy to provide out-of-network services to patients who are covered by other health insurance plans. Please call us, or use the form on our "Contact Us" page, to inquire about typical charges for these services.
Staff Information Amber Hohstadt is our office manager. She will help you with appointment scheduling, interactions with your insurance company and billing. Ericka Walker is our medical assistant. She will obtain information about your headache status and other medical history at each visit. Her other duties include handling medically related telephone calls, patient portal messages, prescription refills and appointment scheduling.