Andrew Evans, MD
Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Neurology
Wake Forest Baptist Health, Neurophysiology/epilepsy
American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (added qualification in epilepsy)
Areas of interest
A desire to understand a loved one's medical condition led Andrew Evans, MD, to the field of neurology. "I was 12 when my grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease," Dr. Evans recalled. "This disease changed her from a gentle, caring and thoughtful grandmother into a person who was angry, forgetful and helpless. At the time, I was confused and bothered by her changes, but the situation eventually spurred my curiosity about the brain and how disease can impact our lives."
After medical school, Dr. Evans completed a neurology residency and then a fellowship with a focus on neurophysiology and epilepsy. "I really enjoy epilepsy cases," he shared. "In all facets of neurology, but especially epilepsy, the cases are puzzles that require careful examination to unlock the diagnosis."
Dr. Evans works closely with the rest of the team at Novant Health Winston Neurology to diagnose and treat even the most complicated neurologic cases, while enjoying the company of both his coworkers and patients. "Our patients and staff bring together a multitude of personalities and backgrounds," he said. "Regardless of the complicated medical cases we are seeing, these people bring joy to each day."
When he is not working, Dr. Evans enjoys spending time with family and friends, or staying active on his own. "I love going running with my dogs or playing soccer," he shared. "Music is also important to me, as it provides an area of creativity, imagination and comfort."
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