Cleveland Clinic Nevada Patient Guide - Welcome
Welcome to Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, where we strive to:
- Treat your conditions and keep your brain as healthy as possible
- Provide a support system for you and your loved ones
- Offer you and your loved ones opportunities to participate in clinical research
Beyond Your Appointment
Reach out to a care partner for support. The most successful patients are those with the most engaged support system. While you may not think you need assistance, a ride from a friend on a day your energy level is low or an offer to pick up a few groceries can lighten the burden of brain disease.
Don’t hesitate to ask for help from friends, family, or from those who have traveled the journey of brain disease before you — including the team here at the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health. We are here to guide and help you along your journey, and we’ll tell you how in the coming pages.
Thank you for the opportunity to provide your care. We look forward to your visit. Should you have any questions or need to postpone or cancel your appointment , please contact us at 702.483.6000, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. PT.
With warm regards,
Dylan Wint, MD
Las Vegas Legacy Neuroscience Education Chair
Director, Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
Our Model of Care
At Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, we approach brain diseases in two phases, with neurologic experts who specialize in each phase:
- Diagnostic Phase: Physician providers evaluate the cause(s) of your symptoms, outline a treatment plan, and refer you for ongoing management.
- Management Phase: Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) — nurse practitioners and physician assistants — deliver state-of-the-art ongoing treatment, in collaboration with the diagnosing physician provider.
Other participants in your care will include patient service specialists, administrative assistants, medical assistants and nurses working alongside your providers to keep your brain as healthy as possible. Your entire neurology team works together in collaboration throughout the course of your care.
You can reach your care team during standard business hours by contacting us at 702.483.6000, or send a message via our electronic health management and communications tool, MyChart.
Preparing for Your First Appointment
As with meeting any new person who may play an important role in your life, meeting your new provider for the first time may seem a little daunting. We’d like to offer some information to help you prepare for your visit and perhaps feel more at ease.
- Plenty of free self-parking is located adjacent to our front door. Get directions
- Preview our campus via video
- Download our Tips for Navigating Your Visit and see what to bring with you
- Read about what to expect and review our no-show and behavior guidelines
- Use our medication list to track the medication use your provider will ask about
Patients and families tell us we’re “their place” for care and support for brain disease, and we’re ready to be your place, too.
MyChart: Communicating With Your Care Team
MyChart is a secure, online health management tool that connects Cleveland Clinic patients to portions of their electronic medical record allowing you to see test results, message your providers, schedule appointments and more. You may even choose to have virtual visits via MyChart.
Learn how MyChart can help you manage your care and sign up now.
Maximizing Your Relationship With Us
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health offers an array of resources to support our patients and families beyond the traditional “doctor’s appointment.” We encourage you to watch a video series in which our providers introduce you to these offerings, many of which are available at no cost thanks to our generous donors.
Our campus is small enough to be approachable, yet large enough to conveniently contain the services you may use for:
- Imaging (MRI, CT and PET/CT) for insight into form and function of brain and beyond
- Neuropscyhology to better understand how the brain is working
- Physical, occupational and speech therapy to empower patients to live as independently as possible via treatment interventions tailored to the needs of those with brain disorders.
- Mental health counseling to improve quality of life, coping skills and emotional well-being for patients and caregivers affected by brain disorders.
- Brain research to advance new treatments and diagnostic approaches
Maximizing Your Understanding of Your Brain
Participate in free education, therapeutic and support services offered daily. From group music therapy, to yoga, to support groups, to lectures about brain health by our providers, many of our programs are offered online. Consider inviting friends and family to join you from across town or across the country.
Connect with our social work team for one-on-one advice on community resources available to help you and your support network navigate brain disease.
Learn more about brain disease by browsing our e-Library, with free access 24/7 to materials addressing the diseases treated at our center — or visit our physical library while on campus.
Join more than 1 million site visitors for a free, online, brain health self-assessment at Cleveland Clinic’s HealthyBrains.org. Learn about the 6 Pillars of Brain Health and modifiable lifestyle choices you can make on a daily basis to maximize your and your family’s brain health. We advocate a proactive approach to brain health: No one is too young — or too old — to start.
Cleveland Clinic believes art enriches, inspires and enlivens patients, visitors, employees and the community. You’ll see art across our campus and in our free programming, too. See what’s available for you to enjoy from home or while on campus.
Caring for the Caregiver
Cognitive disorders, movement disorders and multiple sclerosis challenge families, who rise to the occasion by becoming care partners for their loved one. Patients rely heavily on care partners — friends, family and loved ones — who often suffer tremendous stress, particularly when they lack knowledge and experience.
At Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, we hear over and over again, “I was surprised to discover I had become a caregiver.”
We’re here to care for the caregiver, just as much as we — and they — are here for the patient. Many tell us “we get them” when no one else does, and that “the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is a place where they can be themselves.” Come as you are. We’ll do our best to meet you where that is.
Via video, hear from these care partners how our center is has helped those who have traveled the journey of brain disease.
Additional Community Resources
For additional information and support related to diseases treated at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, we encourage you to contact the respective disease associations, many of whom facilitate local and online support groups.
Southern Nevada Regional Office: 702.248.2770
Lewy Body Dementia Association
National office: 404.935.6444
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Southern California & Nevada Chapter