A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that changes the way the brain works. A concussion can be caused by a bump or blow to head or body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Symptoms can be immediate or may even take days or weeks to appear.
At Rush Copley, Dr. Deepak Patel offers baseline testing for athletes five years and older. He uses the latest technology including ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) and Sway to provide his patients with the most comprehensive concussion care. Baseline tests provide useful information to help assist Dr. Patel in making sound return to play decisions following concussions.
Scheduling a baseline ImPACT or Sway test
Baseline tests can be scheduled separately, together or in addition to a sports physical for $25 each. Baseline tests are not billable to insurance, so payment is requested at the time of service. All post-injury concussion testing will be billed to insurance. To schedule an appointment in his Aurora or Yorkville offices, call 630-236-4270.
About Deepak Patel, MD
Deepak Patel, M.D., FAAFP, FACSM, a board-certified primary care sports medicine physician, is considered an expert on concussions and has been invited to teach other doctors about concussions repeatedly throughout his career at the American Academy of Family Physicians, and other national meetings.