Dr. Loftus is a Board Certified Neurologist in private practice in Bellaire, Texas, a small town located within the city of Houston. He has developed areas of special interest within neurology that include the diagnosis and treatment of headaches including migraine and cluster headaches, seizures (epilepsy), multiple sclerosis and the use of botulinum toxin (Botox®, Myobloc®, Dysport®). Bellaire Neurology is the only Houston area neurology office that offers in office headache treatments and in-office headache infusions to increase patient convenience and decrease cost of therapy.
A few words from Dr. Loftus on his practice philosophy…
My practice centers on teamwork, education and communication. The physician and patient must work together as a team to develop a treatment plan. Communication between the patient and physician is critical. I also believe that an informed patient can assist better in his or her own medical care, which results in a better outcome for the patient. The purpose of this web site is to increase my patient's understanding of their medical condition. I pride myself on having a different kind of medical practice than many physicians. I give personalized care and attention to my patients.
To better care for my patients, we utilize electronic medical records. This means that when you call, your chart is instantly available. With signed consent, I communicate with patients about their care through email. For appropriate patients, I offer follow up telephone visits. My office sends email and cell phone text message appointment reminders, my office will follow-up with patients just to see how they are doing, and at least every six months my office surveys our patients so they can give us valuable feedback.
To further improve communication with headache patients, we developed iHeadache, an electronic headache diary app for the iOS (iPhone, iPad, IPod Touch) and Blackberry systems. This app is unique in that it gathers information from patient users and then prepares reports with their physician in mind to improve their care.
What do current patients think of Bellaire Neurology?
These are their cumulative responses to date:
- 98% of patients rated their overall visit as “Excellent” or “Very Good”
- 98% of patients responded that our team greeted them promptly.
- When asked if they had to wait beyond their appointment time to be seen, 83% said no and an additional 15% stated 15-30 minutes.
- 97% of patients would refer their family and friends to Bellaire Neurology.
- 93% of patients stated that they had a good understanding of their medical condition after their visit.