Posterior cortical atrophy care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

At Mayo Clinic, doctors trained in neurology, ophthalmology, psychiatry and psychology, radiology, pulmonary and critical care medicine, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other areas care for people who have posterior cortical atrophy and related conditions.

Having all this expertise in a single place means that your care is discussed among the team, test results are available quickly, appointments are scheduled in coordination and the most highly specialized neurology experts in the world are all working together for your health.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Each year, Mayo Clinic specialists evaluate and treat more than 1,000 people with posterior cortical atrophy. Diagnostic tests may include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positive emission tomography (PET) or single-photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT).

Treatment options may include medications or therapies that will help with skills and abilities necessary for daily living. To help with continuity of care, your Mayo Clinic doctor can coordinate your care with your primary doctor at home.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Expertise and rankings

Experience

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in brain and nervous system conditions (neurologists) and brain and nervous system surgery (neurosurgeons) treat more than 1,000 people with posterior cortical atrophy every year.

Research leader

The Mayo Clinic Alzheimer's Disease Research Center located at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Minnesota and Florida is one of 29 Alzheimer's Disease Centers in the United States designated and funded by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. Mayo Clinic's campus in Arizona is part of the Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium, a statewide research collaboration. You may have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials at Mayo Clinic.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., ranks No. 1 for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings. Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's neurosurgery and neurology departments' expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Dec. 12, 2017