One of the most common symptoms reported to physicians is dizziness, which can sometimes be related to the inner ear or nervous system. The Dizziness and Balance Clinic at UMMC provides a full range of diagnostic and evaluation services for patients with complaints of dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, or difficulties maintaining an upright posture.
Our clinic is led by audiologists specially trained in balance issues, and our physicians work closely with patients' primary care providers by sharing test results and consulting on treatment plans. Most clinic patients are adults, but school-aged pediatric patients may be accepted. A physician referral is required.
The Dizziness and Balance Clinic at UMMC sees patients by referral.
We provide diagnostic testing on the fourth floor of University Physicians Lakeland Medical.
Tests are administered and interpreted by a licensed doctor of audiology. Dizziness testing usually takes one and a half to two hours to complete. During an appointment, several different tests will be performed. They are painless and involve no needles. Slight dizziness may occur but will only last several minutes.