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Neurologist Joins Hill Country Memorial Medical Staff
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 2, 2011

Hill Country Memorial announced it has added a neurological expert to its staff in its ongoing efforts to actively build competencies and enhance services that meet patient needs today and tomorrow, according to HCM Chief Medical Officer James R. Partin, MD.

Leigh Anne Bains, MD, joins the HCM Medical Staff with more than 16 years of post-medical school experience and actively treats a wide spectrum of neurological disorders. Dr. Partin welcomed her to the medical staff. "Dr. Bains comes to us with a remarkable background of research and practice experience. Her specializations in movement disorders and dizziness are already helping area retirees."

Dr. Bains said she provides treatment for those who feel dizzy and are prone to falling. "People look forward to retirement, but dizziness keeps many of them from staying active," she said. "I’m dedicated to trying to help prevent falls and the injuries that occur from those falls." One of her diagnostic tools is Video Electronystagmography (VENG) which utilizes a computerized camera to record eye movements during certain eye exercises and body position changes to determine the origin of dizziness.

Dr. Bains treats general neurological disorders including dizziness/vertigo, headache syndromes, neuromuscular disorders, peripheral neuropathy, seizure disorders and stroke. She also specializes in movement disorders and has two extra years of fellowship sub-specialty training in this area. She treats such movement disorders as Huntington Disease, Parkinson Disease, Periodic Movement Disorder of Sleep, Restless Leg Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome and tremors, tics and gait disorders.

In addition to her hands-on medical experience, Dr. Bains has performed extensive research, including a focus on Parkinson’s disease. She has six years of private practice experience and is a member of both the American Academy of Neurology and the Movement Disorder Society.

Dr. Bains received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham. She completed three years of internship and residency in internal medicine/psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. Dr. Bains also completed a three-year residency in neurology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center at Charlottesville, was a Movement Disorders Fellow at Boston Medical Center for two years and also lectured at Boston University Medical School.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, the company of her Australian Shepherds, kayaking, bird watching and scuba diving.

Dr. Bains is accepting patients at her office in the Perry-Feller Professional Building, 205 W. Windcrest in Fredericksburg. Call (830) 997-3283 to schedule an appointment.

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