The NeuroMedical Clinic
of Central Louisiana

The NeuroMedical Clinic of Central Louisiana

The NeuroMedical Clinic of Central Louisiana provides neurological care to the patients of Central Louisiana and surrounding areas, and education to the medical students, residents, NP, PA and MA around the country. In CENLA, we are the first and largest Neurological Research and Infusion Center.

Gonzalo Hidalgo

Dr. Gonzalo Hidalgo

Dr. Hidalgo is board certified neurologist by the ABPN and in Neuroimaging by UCNS. He is certified in Neurosonology by American Society of Neuroimaging. He completed his medical and neurological training in University of Concepcion School of Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, LSU Medical Center in New Orleans and UT in Houston. He is the founder of the Neuromedical clinic of Cenla and Research Center. He served as a national and international speaker and has multiple publcations. He is the PI and sub PI in multiple clinical trials, especially in the field of stroke and neuroimaging. He is the director of the Stroke Center at Christus Cabrini Hospital and the Louisiana Emergency Response Network, LERN, Region VI. He serves as an Assistant Professor of Neurology for Louisiana State University Health Science Center in Shreveport.

Ariel Antezana

Dr. Ariel Antezana

Dr. Antezana is board certified Neurologist by the ABPN. He completed his medical and neurologcal training in University of San Simon School of Medicine, SUNY Downstate University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY, where he served as chief resident. He also finished his fellowship in neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis at NYU Medical School. He is the founder of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of CENLA. This center has a recognition by the National MS society as a partner in MS care. He is treating patients with MS and related conditions with all the approved disease modifying therapies and also manages all other symptomatic treatment of MS. Dr. Antezana has several publications in peer to peer journals and professional meetings. He is the principal investigator in numerous multiple sclerosis clinical trials at his center. He serves as speaker and advisory boards in local and nationwide meetings.

Kimberly Rao

Kimberly Rao, NP

Kimberly Rao, NP is certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her nursing educaton at Louisiana College and at The University of Louisiana at Monroe. She obtained her Masters of NP at Northwestern State University. She has nearly two decades of experience as a nurse, and is specially trained in deep brain stimulator, vagal nerve stimulator, intrathecal baclofen pump programming, and injection of botulinum toxin for treatment of headaches and spasticity. She has research experience in the field of multiple sclerosis and spasticity and has been a speaker for the MS Center of Central Louisiana.



  • Stroke | Epilepsy | Tremors
  • Alzheimer’s Disease | Brain Tumors
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Headaches |
  • Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Transcranial Doppler and Carotid U/S.
  • Baclofen Therapy for Global Spasticity
  • Nerve conduction Studies
  • Evoked Potential Studies
  • Digital Electroencephalography
  • Botox for Focal Spasticity
  • Programming for Deep Brain Stimulators

NCOCL Infusion Center, the first in its class in central Louisiana, delivers high quality care to patients requiring infusion especially for neurological disorders such as MS, CIDP, chronic headaches, myiasthenia gravis, and other forms of immune related neurological disorders.

The center is also open to any other general medical condition requiring infusion treatment such as patients with Crohn's, Rheumatological, or immunodeficiencies.

for more information, contact
Heather McCool, RN
Infusion Nurse
(318) 542-7586
(318) 542-7585

NCOCL Research Center extends promising clinical trial treatments and technologies in the field of neurology to central Louisiana. We are currently enrolling patients in these disorders: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spasticidad, Stroke and Restless legs syndrome. Upcoming trials: Dementia and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

for more info contact
Julie Clement, RDN, LDN,CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Mary R. Eves, RN, BSN,CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator

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