“I want to highlight why iNHS is different than other neurology practices”
iNeuro Headache Specialist is the leading provider of direct to consumer virtual consultation and management for chronic complex Headache and neurologic scenarios since 2016.
Telemedicine or a virtual medical visit, is the act of a medical visit involving the patient and physician with review of appropriate data using telecommunication technology. The hyper-acute period of SARS-CoV2 pandemic related lock-downs in March of 2020 highlighted the need for this merging of medicine and tech and at this point continues to fill an unmet gap as the natural extension of the more traditional in-office visits.
Dr. Chehrenama provides this modality for her particular specialty and area of interest (Headaches and Concussion) in order to improve access and to meet patient demand. Due to her ongoing role as a researcher, she has changed her practice model to purely Second Opinion in-depth consultations for those patients who have already sought neurologic care for management of chronic headaches and persistent post-concussive syndrome without optimal results. The use of a remote virtual consultation via video becomes more practical in offering new strategy or addressing complex conditions. She will provide you with a detailed plan that you can share with your treating neurologist. The use of telemedicine in the care of chronic neurologic issues is yet to become mainstream, but at iNHS, this is accepted as a natural alternative for our consultation format.
This technology is the most efficient way to bring specialty excellence to the patients that need them. This modality results in potentially better outcomes, lower costs, improved resource management, and more locally based care. Tele-Neuro-Headache care is a win-win.
The use of specialized technology platforms offers the ability to address requirements of confidentiality, security, and quality.
According to the American Telemedicine association, patient satisfaction with telemedicine centers around the fact that they are able to see a specialist trained in the area of their need, combined with the feeling of getting personalized care from a provider who has the patient’s interest in mind, and the ability to communicate with the provider in a very personal and intimate manner over the telecommunication technologies.
For most telemedicine applications, studies have shown that there is no difference in the ability of the provider to obtain clinical information, make an accurate diagnosis, and develop a treatment
“Multi-Dimensional Patient Care”
Dr. Chehrenama’s osteopathic medical training has instilled a great respect for the essential role of anatomy and biomechanics in disease and wellness. This is of course in addition to the attention required for physiology and biochemistry like most medical providers. She is a board certified neurologist with extensive experience in clinical research. As a result, she has in-depth understanding of the role of pharmaceuticals in providing benefit or side effects for the care of complex neurologic illness or headaches. She also understands the limitation of benefits that can be gained from the use of pharmaceuticals and strives to use them judiciously and as much as possible as a bridge to achieving optimal health, as opposed to maintenance therapy. She is also board certified in Headache Medicine. This subspecialty expertise is uncommon. There are currently only about 700 certified Headache Medicine Specialists in the U.S. This can guarantee a higher level of understanding and knowledge with regards to care of patients with complex headaches. She has particular expertise in performing injection techniques such as Head and Face nerve blocks, trigger point injections, spheno-palatine ganglion blocks, as well as neurotoxin injections such as Botox for therapeutic purposes. She also has neuro-modulation experience with use of single pulse TMS (Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation) device in Clinical Research as well as repetitive TMS for appropriate medical indication. This can add to therapeutic choices.
About Dr. Mahan Chehrenama
Dr. Mahan Chehrenama is a board certified neurologist with subspecialty certification in headache medicine. She is also a Fellow of the American Headache Society. She has a special interest in management of primary headaches as well as post-concussive headaches and post-concussive syndrome. She formerly taught as assistant clinical professor at VCU-Inova campus for many years.
Dr. Chehrenama has been an advocate for Headache & Concussion research funding thru her work with Alliance for Headache Disorders Advocacy in the past, and now continues that work in a different capacity on a larger scale as global development lead for a biotechnology company specifically in the field of neuroscience therapeutics.
She was formerly a partner at the Neurology & Headache Treatment Center, and subsequently a founding member of the Inova Medical Group Neurology & Headache in McLean, Virginia. She has also served as the Co-medical director of Headache and Concussion for Inova health systems . She has over 20 years of clinical experience caring for patients with neurologic issues. She also has performed over 90 clinical trials predominantly in the field of Headaches, memory loss as well as neuropathic pain.
She received her medical training at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic medicine, followed by internship and residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and University of Maryland Medical Systems respectively. She served as Chief Resident before completing a Neuromuscular and Neurophysiology Fellowship. She began her clinical trials work during residency and continued as she began her private practice career in 1998.
Her interest in Neurology stems from the logical and methodical scientific approach combined with the art of healing in a field that is yet to be fully understood. Her goal is for her patients to better understand their own role in management of chronic and complex neurologic issues, and to arm them with the knowledge required to make the best medical and neurologic choices.
In her spare time she likes to travel, hike and explore novel applications of technology in the practice of medicine. She enjoys yoga, and is also a Tai Chi and Qigong practitioner.