The NeuroMedical Center | History | Neurology in Baton Rouge | Near Gonzales

Over Four Decades Delivering Outstanding Neurological Care

The NeuroMedical Center is one of the largest freestanding multidisciplinary neurological centers in the United States today thanks to the revolutionary thinking of Louisiana neurosurgeon, Dr. Thomas B. Flynn. In the late 1960’s, Dr. Flynn recognized a need in the South for well-trained clinical teams to diagnose and treat disease and disorders of the brain, spine and nervous system. Dr. Flynn single-handedly laid the foundation for our Baton Rouge, Louisiana campus which continues to serve as the region’s premier destination for excellence in comprehensive neurological care.

Immediately after opening up his first Baton Rouge practice in 1967, Dr. Flynn recognized a great need for other neurological specialists like himself to work as a team. Less than ten years after starting his own clinic, Dr. Flynn joined forces with three other neurological experts–neurosurgeon Dr. John Clifford, neurosurgeon Dr. Anthony Ioppolo and neurologist Dr. Sam Levert. In 1978, their formation of Baton Rouge Neurological and Neurosurgical Associates (and what would eventually become The NeuroMedical Center Clinic) was met with heavy criticism. While many people in town didn’t see a need for a clinic dedicated solely to the neurosciences, it didn’t take long before Dr. Flynn proved all of his doubters wrong.


In the eighties and nineties, Dr. Flynn and his partners were providing expert care for so many neurological patients, the practice outgrew a handful of Baton Rouge locations. In 2008, Dr. Flynn decided to build a permanent home for The NeuroMedical Center in an open field at the corner of Bluebonnet Boulevard and Perkins Road to allow more specialists like himself a bigger space to expand specialized care for the brain, spine and nervous system.  In addition to an outpatient clinic, the new neuroscience campus would offer South Louisiana unprecedented access to the full range of neurological care by including a surgical hospital (The Spine Hospital of Louisiana) as well as an inpatient rehabilitation hospital (The NeuroMedical Center Rehabilitation Hospital.) 


What started as a collaboration between a handful of neurological minds, has now grown into a thriving practice of thirty physicians representing nearly all of the neurological specialties including neurosurgery, neurology, neuro-oncology, neuropsychology, and neuroradiology. The campus also offers physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R), pain medicine, and interventional pain specialists as well as clinical psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists who offer unparalleled expertise caring for patients with neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and spinal cord injury. The extensive and collective expertise of this team of neurological experts greatly benefits those who seek the highest level of comprehensive care for common to complex conditions affecting the brain, spine, and nervous system. 

While a lot has changed in South Louisiana since our founding in 1978, The NeuroMedical Center Clinic’s mission of providing outstanding neurological care to you and your loved ones has always remained the same. We pledge to continue our steadfast focus on delivering the highest standards of care and the best possible clinical outcomes possible – now and for many more years to come! It has been a privilege to be your destination for expert neurological care.  Contact us today to schedule in an appointment at our main campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, or at one of our satellite locations in Ascension, Livingston, Acadiana, or the Northshore.