EMG Laboratory Attains Prestigious National Accreditation for Clinical Excellence in Neuromuscular Diagnosis
One of First EMG Laboratories in the United States to Be Awarded Honor
HYANNIS and LAWRENCE, Mass., Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EMG Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility for electrodiagnostic medicine,
was awarded the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine's (AANEM)
highest level of recognition, Accreditation with Exemplary Status. EMG Laboratory has provided advanced testing of nerves and muscles to communities in and
around Merrimack Valley and Cape Cod since 1997. Currently, it is the first and only electrodiagnostic laboratory with such accreditation to serve these
Led by Drasko Simovic, M.D., EMG Laboratory is one of only 17 EMG laboratories nationwide to achieve the AANEM's peer-reviewed accreditation for
high-quality performance, integrity and patient care, exceeding a rigorous set of measures of excellence.
"This accreditation validates the quality of Dr. Simovic's work as superior," said Allan H. Ropper, M.D., M.D., Executive Vice Chairman, Department of
Neurology, Brigham and Woman's Hospital, Harvard Medical School. "He's a dedicated and highly qualified specialist with a strong commitment to
electrophysiology and to the patients he treats. He's thoughtful about how he conducts studies, tailors the study logically, and provides referring
physicians diagnoses with certainty. Such certainty is important. It helps referring physicians make well-informed decisions about a clear course of patient
Dr. Simovic uses techniques from major U.S. academic centers. He completed Boston University's Affiliated Hospitals Residency Program in Neurology and
two fellowships in electrodiagnostic medicine and clinical neurophysiology at St. Elizabeth's Medical Center, Tufts University School of Medicine in
He is one of the few Boston-area specialists Board Certified in four specialties: Neurology (ABPN),
Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM), Clinical Neurophysiology
(ABPN-CN), and Disability Analysis (ABDA).
An Assistant Professor of Neurology at Tufts University's School of Medicine, Dr. Simovic has co-authored
ground-breaking research in gene therapy and diabetic neuropathy and published research
in novel electrodiagnostic techniques.
"We are pleased to receive this accreditation and recognition from the AANEM," said Dr. Simovic. "Electrodiagnostic medicine is my passion.
I receive gratification in my daily work by helping patients along the path of wellness and establishing correct diagnoses. Once we know the name of our
'medical enemy,' it's much easier for physicians to use the appropriate therapeutic tools. My dedication to providing test results to referring physicians
on the same day the test is conducted helps doctors provide the best care to their patients."
Electrodiagnostic medicine helps diagnose conditions with symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness from problems such as carpal tunnel
syndrome, neuropathy, pinched nerves, and low back and neck pain to complex diseases such as muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig's Disease.
The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (www.aanem.org) is dedicated to advancing neuromuscular,
musculoskeletal, and electrodiagnostic medicine. Its 5,000 physician members work to improve the care of patients with muscle and nerve disorders.
About EMG Laboratory
Serving communities in and around Merrimack Valley, MA and Hyannis, MA for many years, EMG Laboratory provides the highest levels of patient care and
diagnostic support for referring physicians in its state-of-the-art facility. EMG Laboratory, a multi-lingual environment, specializes in sophisticated
Electromyography and nerve conduction testing that provides information about a range of nerves and muscles disorders. The highly detailed information and
meticulous analysis that follows are critical to understanding the complete neuromuscular condition, which assists physicians in selecting an effective
treatment plan. Visit www.emglaboratory.com for information about EMG Laboratory and Dr. Simovic.