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Your Nurse Navigator - Dawn Burroughs, LPN

Dawn Burroughs, LPN
Direct Line: 410-414-4578
Email: Dawn.Burroughs@Calverthealthmed.org

To get started you may need:

Chesapeake Neurology Associates
  • Insurance referrals from your PCP if required
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • Pertinent medical records related to your visit. This is to include other physicians notes, diagnostic imaging & labs.
Georgetown University Neurosurgery
  • Insurance referrals from your PCP if required
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • Diagnostic Imaging preferably MRI's, X-rays 4 views would be helpful when dealing with the spine. CT Scans or MRI's when dealing with the brain.
CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine
  • Insurance referrals from your PCP if required
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • If you have been seen by another pain management group, medical records need to obtained.
  • If the patient is being referred for muscle skeletal pain, diagnostic imaging such as MRI's or X-Rays would be helpful.

If you are referred to another service (practice) within the Neuroscience Center or Calvert physicians for further testing and or consults and the practice does not par with your insurance. My job does not stop there. I will continue to make sure that you are seen by a reputable physician that fits your needs.


The Center for Neuroscience at CalvertHealth offers comprehensive and coordinated care for a wide range of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. The center's physicians provide care for patients experiencing a broad range of disorders in all stages, from the earliest symptoms through established disease. They use advanced technology and innovative procedures to effectively treat both chronic and acute conditions including brain tumors, head trauma, persistent headaches, chronic pain, muscle and movement disorders, seizures, sleep disorders, stroke and spine injuries.

The center's multidisciplinary team combines the expertise of Chesapeake Neurology Associates, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Neurosurgeons and CalvertHealth Pain & Physical Medicine to treat disorders of the brain, spine, peripheral nerves and muscles.

Additionally, the Center for Neuroscience, located in Suite 101 in the CalvertHealth Medical Arts Center, is directly adjacent to Calvert Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Suite 103, which provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to address the specific needs of the neurological patient.

The center also offers outpatient EEGs using state-of-the-art technology that ensures faster turnaround for reports. These studies record the brain's electrical activity using multiple electrodes placed on the scalp.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with a neurological disorder, you can call the Center for Neuroscience to access the most comprehensive neurological care in the region. For more information, call the center at 410-414-4578.

Chesapeake Neurology Associates

Chesapeake Neurology Associates has been treating the neurological and sleep disorder needs of Southern Maryland since 1992. Making use of the latest neurological and sleep medicine technology and innovations, they offer special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders and ADD. They also see patients for a wide range of neurological and psychological evaluations and concerns including traumatic brain injury, migraines, seizures, stroke, hyperactivity, autism, dyslexia and more.

Neurologic Diagnoses

Cognitive Disorders: Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), dyslexia, learning disabilities.

Dementia is progressive dysfunction of memory and thinking.

Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.

Neuromuscular Disease is a disorder of the muscles on the nerves leading to weakness or numbness.

Sleep Disorders including difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep or being too sleepy during the day.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain Including concussion.

Neurologic Procedures

  • Skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Brain Mapping
  • Neuropsychological Evaluation
  • Neurofeedback
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Adjustment of Deep Brain Stimulation & Vagus Nerve Stimulation
  • Concussion Clinic
  • Botox
  • Dyslexia Assessments

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery

Our neurosurgeons at the Center for Neuroscience from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital are among the best in their field. They provide the best possible patient care and many procedures, particularly the minimally invasive ones, can be performed at CalvertHealth, close to home.

Neurosurgical Diagnoses

Brain Tumors is an intracranial solid neoplasm, a tumor (defined as an abnormal growth of cells) within the brain or the central spinal canal.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a progressively painful hand and arm condition caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist.

Cerebral Venous Angioma also referred to as a "developmental venous anomaly" (DVA) or sometimes "venous malformation" is an extreme variation of veins draining normal brain tissue in that region.

Chiari Malformation is a malformation of the brain. It consists of a downward displacement of the cerebellar tonsils through the foramen magnum (the opening at the base of the skull).

Degenerative Disc Disease is degeneration of the intervertebral disc of the spine, often called "degenerative disc disease" (DDD) or "degenerative disc disorder.

Disc Herniation (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is a medical condition affecting the spine due to trauma, lifting injuries, or idiopathic causes, in which a tear in the outer, fibrous ring of an intervertebral disc.

Failed Fusion (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is the movement of bone at the location of a fracture or fusion surgery due to inadequate healing.

Hematoma Subarachnoid is an abnormal and very dangerous condition in which blood collects beneath the arachnoid mater, a membrane that covers the brain. This area, called the subarachnoid space, normally contains cerebrospinal fluid. The accumulation of blood in the subarachnoid space can lead to stoke, seizures, and other complications.

also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain.

Intracerebral Hematoma involves bleeding into the cerebrum, the largest section of the brain, resulting in an expanding mass of blood that damages surrounding neural tissue.

Meningioma is a benign, slow-growing tumor of the meninges of the brain.

Neuralgia is pain one or more nerves caused by a change in neurological structure or function of the nerve/s rather than by excitation of healthy pain receptors.

Pituitary Tumor is an abnormal growth on the pituitary gland.

Radiculopathy (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) refers to a set of conditions in which one or more nerves are compressed causing pain, numbness and or weakness.

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine is curved from side to side.

Spinal Tumors are neoplasm’s located in the spinal cord.

Spondylolisthesis (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is the anterior or posterior displacement of a vertebra or the vertebral column in relation to the vertebrae below.

Spondylosis is arthritis of the spine.

Stenosis (Cervical, Thoracic & Lumbar) is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.

Subdural Hematoma is a collection of blood in the space between the outer layer (dura) and middle layers of the covering of the brain (the meninges).

Vertebral Fracture
is a collapse of a vertebra. It may be due to trauma or tumor and weakening of the vertebra

Neurosurgical Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Diskectomy Fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Corpectomy
  • Laminectomy for decompression
  • Carpal Tunnel Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • All Brain (Subdural, tumor and pituitary resections)
Minimally Invasive:

  • Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Cervical Formainotomy and Posterior Diskectomy

Pain Management

CalvertHealth's Pain Management Center specializes in the latest techniques available for treating pain. We provide comprehensive pain management assessments as well as state-of-the-art fluoroscopic-guided injections for diagnostic and therapeutic applications. We also offer medication management and coordination of care.

To schedule an appointment with our pain center, call 410-414-APPT.

Interventional Procedures Performed for the Spine:

  • Epidural injections with or without steroids: neck, chest, lower back and caudal (tail/sit bone area)
  • Spinal: diagnostic lumbar puncture, injection of medications or continuous infusion for chronic pain control or spasticity (trial basis only)
  • Facet joint or nerve blocks to numb facet joints in neck, chest and lower back areas
  • Selective nerve root blocks: neck, chest and lower back areas
  • Sacroiliac joint injection for joint arthritis
  • Trigger point injections for muscle and related pain
Sympathetic Blocks to Relieve Certain Types of Autonomic Pain:

  • Block of all peripheral nerves and branches for various pain syndromes
  • Block of intercostal nerves
  • Block of trigeminal nerve and its branches for certain types of facial pain
Radio Frequency Neuroablation:

  • Destruction of nerves that supply sacroiliac joint and facet joint

  • Spinal cord stimulator to exert pulsed electrical signal to the spinal cord to control spinal pain
  • Electrical leads are placed through a needle in epidural space for
  • Recalcitrant backache and neck ache not responding to surgery
  • Patients who are not surgical candidates
  • Patients who have peripheral vascular disease
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