Since 1985, the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center (RADC) has
provided services to more than 15,000 Alzheimer’s patients and their families
through the Rush Memory Clinic.
The Rush Memory Clinic is committed to providing expert
consultations for patients with memory and thinking problems, caused by common
diseases of the brain. The Rush Memory Clinic team includes neurologists, a
neuropsychologist, geriatric psychiatrist, and other clinicians, who are
experts in the diagnosis and treatment of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other
age related memory disorders.
Evaluations at the Rush Memory Clinic are typically two
hours long. They involve neuropsychological tests to assess memory, language,
and other thinking abilities. Patients are also clinically evaluated by our
team of expert clinicians. The diagnosis and recommendations are discussed in
detail with the patient and their family and also communicated to the referring
provider for continuing care.
Referrals are needed from a provider involved in the care of
the patient. The Rush Memory Clinic is in network with Blue Cross Blue Shield
PPO, Medicare and Medicaid. If a patient has another insurance provider they
will need to use their out of network benefits. Please check with your
insurance to determine if prior approval is required, especially if you are
enrolled in an health maintenance organization (HMO) or Medicaid replacement
Neelum T Aggarwal, MD, is a board certified Neurologist with
clinical expertise in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Her clinical interests lie in the diagnosis
and clinical management of persons with all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s,
Lewy body, fronto-temporal and vascular dementias. She is involved in nationally and
industry funded clinical trials.
Arvanitakis, MD, MS, is a cognitive neurologist with particular interest in
dementia caused by different types of brain degeneration (Alzheimer’s disease
and fronto-temporal dementia) and by vascular disease (stroke). She is a clinician-scientist who teaches, conducts research on neurological aspects of
aging and provides care for patients with memory and
other cognitive or behavioral problems.
Debra Fleischman, PhD, is a senior neuropsychologist at the
Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center. She is
internationally known for her research in the cognitive neuroscience of implicit
memory. Fleischman has published widely in the
areas of aging, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, parkinsonism, and
functional disability, and has employed a range of techniques from neuroimaging
Mary Schum, MS, PA-C,
is a licensed Physician Assistant with an interest in dementia. She works
closely with the physicians and neuropsychologist at the Rush Memory Clinic to
evaluate patients with all types of dementia including Alzheimer’s, Lewy body,
fronto-temporal and vascular dementias.
Sandra Swantek, MD, is board certified in Psychiatry, Neurology and Geriatric Psychiatry.
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Patient Visits - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday and Friday
Administrative and Phone Services - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Tuesday through Thursday
Parking is available in the garage at the southeast corner of Harrison and Paulina Streets. Valet parking is available at the Professional Building, Tower and Bowman Center. Please be aware that you will pay the full price for valet services. If mobility is a problem, you may pull up in front of the clinic and bring the patient into the clinic before parking the car.
The Rush campus is conveniently located just west of downtown Chicago and is easily accessible from I-290 off of Ashland Avenue or the Chicago Transit Authority’s Blue line (Illinois Medical District stop) or Pink line (Polk stop).
Also available are the Harrison (7) and Ashland (9) buses.
For all practice-related billing questions, please call (312) 563-4577 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are in network with traditional Medicare, traditional Medicaid, and Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO insurance.
If you do not have one of these insurances, your insurance may require a prior authorization and you may be subject to out of network rates.
If you are a new patient, please complete the New Patient
Forms and bring them to your visit.
Insurance registration must be completed. This is done over the phone by calling (312)
942-5460 at some time before your visit.
Be prepared to provide your current insurance information.
If you need to be tested in any other language than English,
please call as soon as possible to make arrangements for an interpreter. We
cannot use family members to interpret for patients.
Arrive in the clinic 20 minutes prior to the visit. Due to the length (approx. 2 hours for new
patients) and complexity of the visit, prompt arrival is important. If this is your first visit to Rush, please
allow for extra time as Rush University Medical Center is a large and busy
We ask that you not come to the appointment alone. Please bring a trusted family member or
friend with you to assist with your appointment.
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