The Health Conservationist

Posted on September 12th, 2011

When Dr. Edwards-Conrad, founder of Conservative Neurology Services, was a medical student at the Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. she noticed something about her studies. Of all of the classes she was required to take to complete her medical degree, only one was required on the subject of nutrition. She later did her Neurology clinical clerkship at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, and was inspired by both Dr. James Pulliam and Dr. Gerald Fenichel to study Neurology. As she completed her fellowship in Neuromuscular Diseases and Electromyography at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City in 1996, risk factors for health issues were beginning to be viewed as conditions that could be managed and modified. By the mid-2000s, stroke prevention was on the agenda of the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting. For Dr. Edwards-Conrad, the future of American Health is the development of Health Conservation, and she has a passion for sharing her beliefs.

“No one wants to hear what they can’t do. They want to hear what they are doing right,” says Dr. Edwards-Conrad on why she chooses to refer to her approach as conserving good health instead of preventing poor health. She is so enthusiastic about educating the community on ways to promote good health, that she offers classes on how to conserve your health. Conservative Neurology Services also provides second opinions, independent neurological examinations and medical record exams. The office is located at 2935 North Ashley Street D116 and can be reached at 229-244-1192 or online at To ensure that each patient is given personalized care and fullest attention, office hours are by appointment only.

Dr. Edwards-Conrad chose Valdosta as a place to locate her neurology and health conservation practice because, “this place chose me!!!” she says. “Valdosta is family friendly, we have a church home, and I love the climate. I am a Christian physician, and I am here by, in, with and through the grace of the living God....I am here to help improve the overall neurological and medical care of our community.”

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