Neuropsychologist to lead Waveny's Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic
Published 12:04 pm, Saturday, February 25, 2012
Neuropsychologist Dr. Robert Tepley has been appointed to practice at the Drs. Charlotte and David Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic at Waveny Care Center and will be conducting geriatric assessments and ongoing management on-site.
Available on an outpatient basis, The Drs. Charlotte and David Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic at Waveny Care Center was established in 1998 to address common -- but often complex -- medical issues in adults, especially memory loss, and welcomes adults from all communities.
Tepley specializes in neuropsychological evaluation and treatment of cognitive impairment, dementia, medically unexplained symptoms and illnesses, developmental and learning disabilities, traumatic brain injury and chronic pain syndromes.
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Through Waveny's Clinic, Tepley will provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments individually tailored to review each patient's cognitive, psychological, social, medical, functional and caregiver status. Following a geriatric evaluation, his professional recommendations coupled with the development of an individualized care plan can assist patients and their families in making appropriate short- and long-term healthcare decisions that may help improve personal function and manage geriatric conditions that can interfere with quality of life.
"I am extremely pleased to have Dr. Tepley on board and regularly seeing patients," Heather Neff, chief executive officer of Waveny Care Network, said. "The wealth of clinical expertise he brings to Waveny will be a tremendous asset to our organization, and we are proud to offer his services to adults from all areas, through the clinic."
Tepley is the founder of Neuropsychology Consultants, LCC, a private group practice founded in 2002, and is appointed to the allied health medical staff at Norwalk Hospital. He received his doctorate in psychology from the University of Texas, completed his internship in neuropsychology at Edith Norse Rogers Memorial Hospital in Bedford, Mass., and completed postdoctoral residence training in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology at Norwalk Hospital. He also is a trained marriage and family therapist, earning a Master of Arts degree in human development and family relations from the University of Connecticut, School of Family Studies.
Tepley has presented to physician groups, hospital staffs, and at regional and national professional conferences on various topics, including neuropsychological evaluation of mild cognitive impairment and dementia, neuropsychological aspects of medically unexplained illnesses, behavioral management of the brain injured patient, personality assessment following brain injury or illness and the nature of traumatic memories.
"Not only will Tepley's professional ability to evaluate and provide for the long-term management of patients with progressive memory impairment and dementia benefit the surrounding communities, but it will also greatly benefit our residents and their families at The Village, Waveny's assisted living residence for people with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory loss," Neff said. "Working in conjunction with our highly skilled Geriatric Care Management team and other programs available at Waveny, we look forward to continuing to address eldercare needs throughout Fairfield County and neighboring Westchester towns through the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic."
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Tepley at the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, call 203-594-5311.
Waveny Care Network provides a comprehensive continuum of healthcare to serve the growing needs of older adults from all areas. Waveny is a nonprofit organization that offers independent living at New Canaan Inn, assisted living for people with Alzheimer's and memory loss at The Village, and skilled nursing at Waveny Care Center. It also includes the Brown Geriatric Evaluation Clinic, a Geriatric Care Management team that provides 24-hour coverage, an adult day program with transportation from New Canaan, Stamford, Norwalk, Darien and Wilton, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and respite care programs at The Village and Care Center.
For more information call 203-594-5200 or visit www.waveny.org.