FCHC Opens Neurology Office

Ted BarberTed Barber, MD, MBA, Neurologist, has joined FCHC Medical Group and the office of FCHC Neurology. The new office is located in the North Medical Office Building, Suite 104 on the Fulton County Health Center campus. Dr. Barber is well known to Fulton County residents as he had been coming to the FCHC Multispecialty Clinic one day a week for more than 30 years.  Now that Dr. Barber has joined the FCHC Medical Group, he can now offer full-time neurology care locally on our campus. Dr. Barber is accepting new patients and will hold office hours four days a week. To schedule an appointment, call (419) 330-3301. For more information, visit fchcneurology.org.

Dr. Barber received his medical degree in 1980 from the Medical College of Ohio (now UTMC). He completed his Neurology Residency at the Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland AFB, San Antonio, TX. Dr. Barber has over 43 years in the medical field, which includes three years as the Chief of the Department of Neurology for the 48th Tactical Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force at RAF Lakenheath, U.K. Dr. Barber has been a Neurologist both at FCHC and in Toledo for more than 30 years.

What is Neurology?

“Neurologists diagnose and treat diseases of the nervous system and muscles,” says Dr. Barber. “Our treatments are nonsurgical in nature and focus on using medications, injections, physical therapy, and referrals to other specialties that have the necessary expertise.” He says Neurologists might be thought of as being to Neurosurgeons what Cardiologists are to Heart Surgeons. “Neurologists are specialists in certain types of diagnostic procedures — chiefly EMG and EEG. EMG is a diagnostic procedure where the nerve is tested by giving the nerve a tiny electrical signal (shock) and measuring how well the nerve transmits the signal. It also involves placing a need in the muscles that feels like a flu shot and recording the muscle’s response to a nerve command originated by the patient.”

Dr. Barber’s Medical Philosophy

“My approach to patients is that physicians are trained and sworn to help people who have unique and significant health problems which threaten their lives or well-being. We are sworn to care for persons in need regardless of race, creed, social strata, or nationality. If the patient is in front of the doctor, it is the doctor’s duty to treat them to the best of their ability.”

Areas of Interest

Dr. Barber treats patients with a variety of neurological diseases such as Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, ALS, dementia, migraines, and headaches. “Many people suffer from recurring headaches, which can be caused by a variety of factors. In my 40 years in medicine, I have seen multiple significant advances in the diagnosis and treatment of migraines and other forms of recurring headaches. While I may not be able to ‘cure’ headaches entirely in every patient I see, I am confident I can provide relief, to some degree, for everyone who suffers from this malady.”

Hometown Boy Returns

“I am happy and eager to work in a rural setting,” says Dr. Barber. “I grew up in Wauseon and like to think I am in touch with the traditions and values of the rural community. I am a fan of the Indians and have followed them over the years. It should be easier now that I’ll be here on a nearly daily basis.”

Outside of medicine, Dr. Barber’s wife is also from Wauseon. The Barber family includes a daughter, son-in-law, and nine-month-old grand-daughter, whom Dr. Barber “absolutely adores.” “And then there are the four-legged furry members of our family including 2 1/2 poodles. Two of them are standard poodles named Jip and Mackinac Island. Neither of them has a ‘fou-fou’ haircut since we wanted them to look like dogs! Then there is Bob, a poodle Cavalier spaniel mix.” In his spare time, Dr. Barber likes to work on his old cars.

The FCHC Neurology Office

FCHC Neurology specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological medical conditions  using the latest screening, treatment and education for neurological conditions and disease.

 In-Office Services Include

  •  Comprehensive EEG and EMG services
  • Botox injections for conditions such as spasticity, migraine, spasmodic torticollis, hyperhidrosis, and other conditions

Common Conditions Treated

  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders including:
    • Parkinson’s Disease
    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
    • Lewy Body Disease
    • Huntington’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuropathy
  • Dementia
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Entrapment
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Tremors

Now Accepting New Patients

Dr. Barber is accepting new patients and will hold office hours four days a week. To schedule an appointment, call (419) 330-3301. For more information, visit fchcneurology.org.