DeKalb Neurology & Sleep provides diagnosis and
treatment of conditions affecting the brain, muscles and nervous system.
We treat head injuries, chronic back pain, sleep disorders, and neuromuscular diseases, stroke, dementia, and degenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease and multiple sclerosis. We also test for 90 different sleeping and waking disorders, including sleep apnea - a disorder characterized by brief interruptions of breathing during sleep.
(Fully accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine)
Care and treatment is overseen by Dr. Gary Mellick (board-certified neurologist).
Our focus: to relieve pain and symptoms, and promote better quality of life, as your partner in health. We serve patients of all ages in the Fort Payne and surrounding areas.
To schedule an appointment, please call 256-845-0345.
Dr. Mellick specializes in the treatment of neurological conditions of the brain and spinal cord, headaches, many sleep disorders including obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia and restless legs syndrome as well as acute and chronic pain syndromes.
Dr. Mellick received his EMG/NCES training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and during his Neurology Residency at the University of Cincinnati Electrodiagnostic Laboratory. He completed a year-long postdoctoral fellowship in Neuro-Oncology Pain at the University of Cincinnati.
Dr. Mellick is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry and the American Osteopathic Board of Sleep Medicine.
Paul Gilreath, MD
When asked what he enjoys most about being a doctor, Dr.
Gilreath replied, “As cliché as it may sound, being able to change lives.
Being able to help someone regain a part of their life is an amazing privilege. Sometimes, we take for granted the fact that we can use a spoon without dropping it, or simply walk out of bed to the mailbox and not fall over.
Helping people achieve even simple life tasks can be just as rewarding as administering TPA and telling someone who has had a stroke that they will walk again.”
Dr. Gilreath encourages his patients to talk with him. “I value dialogue
when it comes to the treatment process. I understand that seeing the doctor can
be a scary thing, but I want you to feel comfortable talking with me, and I
want you to be just as much a part of the process as I am,” says Dr. Gilreath.
Dr. Gilreath is originally from the Cloudland area and is relocating from Jasper, AL where he practiced for five years. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA and completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Florida in Jacksonville, FL.