“Humbled and grateful,” says CEO Ali Hajaig
CHANDLER, ARIZ., Aug. 22, 2021—Readers of the East Valley Tribune have voted Neurology Associates Neuroscience Center as Best Neurologist in Chandler.
Neurology Associates CEO Ali Hajaig
“We are realizing our vision of standing out as the state’s premier outpatient provider of neurological care,” said Ali Hajaig, CEO and co-founder of Neurology Associates, which has two locations — one in Chandler, another in Mesa. “Winning the Best of Chandler award makes me feel humbled and grateful. We — our neurologists, supplementary providers, and staff — all work hard to serve our patients and help them improve their quality of life. We can’t thank East Valley Tribune readers enough for recognizing and honoring us.”
The need for comprehensive neurological care has only grown more apparent throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Facing a neurological condition is daunting in the best of times. Living with a brain or spine disorder — or receiving a new diagnosis — amid extra-stressful circumstances intensifies the challenge. Knowing that, Neurology Associates was one of the first clinics in the Valley to institute stringent COVID-19 precautions and telehealth appointments so providers could continue meeting with patients without interruption. Shutting down for even a short while was not an option.
“We had to innovate quickly,” said Abbas Hajaig, chief operating officer at Neurology Associates. “We knew
Neurology Associates COO Abbas Hajaig
we had to keep our patients and their doctors connected. Neurological conditions rarely have just a physical component. They almost always have mental and emotional facets, too, and all three aspects require ongoing attention. Closing our doors during COVID would have been a calamity for the people we help, so we found ways to avoid that. Earning the votes as 2021’s Best Neurologist in Chandler is a huge testament to our commitment to our patients.”
Dr. Andrea An, head neurologist at Neurology Associates, agreed.
Neurology Associates' Dr. Andrea An
“Many insurance companies have stepped up during the pandemic to pay for telehealth,” she said. “As soon as they did, we implemented the technology for these calls, about a month after the lockdowns in Arizona started. That has been crucial to working smoothly with patients. We continue to offer telehealth appointments as the Delta variant spreads. I think the ways in which we go above and beyond are big reasons why readers named us Chandler’s Best Neurologist, and it’s an honor that they recognized us.”
The East Valley Tribune holds its “Best of” awards each year.
About Neurology Associates Neuroscience Center
Neurology Associates Neuroscience Center specializes in the conditions and disorders linked to brain and spinal abnormalities. Neurology Associates takes patient care beyond typical boundaries, incorporating a truly holistic approach that encompasses psychiatry, neuropsychology, physical therapy, naturopathic medicine, counseling, cognitive rehabilitation, and more. Neurology Associates is staffed by neurologists with different areas of focus, a psychiatric nurse practitioner, a doctor of physical therapy, naturopathic physicians, and clinical psychologists. Neurology Associates has two Arizona locations, one in Chandler and one in northeast Mesa.