Neuromuscular Specialist Joins UH Neurological Institute In Parma

Betsy Garratt, DO, a specialist in neuromuscular disorders, joins John Andrefsky, MD, in the growing UH Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Dr. Garratt will see patients at offices in Suite 204 in Medical Arts Center 4 on the UH Parma Medical Center campus, as well as in the new UH Independence Health Center. She will be performing electromyography (EMG) procedures – a diagnostic tool for identifying neuromuscular diseases such as peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) – at UH Parma Medical Center.

“Many of the diseases within neuromuscular medicine are chronic debilitating diseases, such as ALS, myasthenia gravis, and peripheral neuropathy,” says Dr. Garratt, who chose to specialize in neuromuscular disorders to improve the quality of life for her patients. “I enjoy the art and challenge of using the physical exam and EMG to localize the lesion within the peripheral nervous system. Many of these diseases can be treated if identified correctly, which can be very rewarding within the field of neurology.”

A University Hospitals-trained physician, Dr. Garratt completed her Internal Medicine internship, Neurology residency, and Neuromuscular fellowship at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, following graduation from the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine. When not practicing medicine, she enjoys gardening, cooking, hiking, and reading.

To make an appointment with Dr. Garratt, call 440-743-8120.

CJ Sheppard

Senior Communications Strategist, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center

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