Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic
Dizziness and balance disorders are very common. In fact, positional vertigo, or severe dizziness, alone affects 50 percent of adults at some point in their lives. The root cause of dizziness and balance disorders can be very difficult to diagnose, which can make treatment difficult.
The experts at the St. John Providence Health System (SJPHS) Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic strive to help those who live with dizziness and balance disorders fully understand the diagnosis and their treatment options. Working together, our goals are to help patients manage their condition as effectively as possible and improve their quality of life.
What services are offered at the Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic?
The Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic is a consultative service designed to work in partnership with the patient, their primary care physician, and other specialists treating the patient (ie: neurology, physiatry).
At the first visit, the specialists at the SJPHS Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic will review all available previous treatment and diagnostic testing results. The patient will then be assessed by a team of medical and clinical experts which may include neurotology, neurology, physiatry, audiology and physical therapy.
Our clinic also offers state-of-the-art diagnostic balance labs to more accurately assess patients including:
- Epley Omniax System – 360-degree patient positioning devise with 3D, real-time monitoring and measurement of patient eye movement
- Computerized Dynamic Posturography
- Vestibular Therapy
- Rotational Chair Testing
- Video Nystagmography
The team develops a comprehensive treatment plan. Once the new treatment plan has been implemented, most patients return to their primary care physician or neurologist for ongoing care. However, the Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic team is available to both the patient and their physician, and may be contacted at any time for follow up.
Who can visit the Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic?
Any adult who is experiencing dizziness or a balance disorder may make an appointment for consultation at the Clinic. This includes newly diagnosed patients, those who have had dizziness for an extended time or those seeking a second opinion. A physician referral is recommended but not required.
How do you make an appointment at the Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic?
Patients may be referred by their physician or may refer themselves by calling St. John Providence Health System NeuroOnCall, SJPHS’s 24-hour neuroscience information and referral service at 888-885-7828.
The Dizziness, Balance and Falls Clinic Team
|Dennis Bojrab, MD
Board Certified Otolaryngologist,
Sub-certified in Neurotology
CEO, Michigan Ear Institute
Director, Research and Temporal Bone Lab, Providence Hospital
Michael J LaRouere, MD