Welcome to Absher Neurology

Absher Neurology is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Absher Neurology has several goals:

  • Delivering high quality neurology care, with an emphasis on stroke, behavioral neurology and dementia, headache, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, movement disorders, neurophysiology, and other common problems;
  • Pursuing important clinical neuroscience research in the Greenville area; and
  • Providing professional and public education services in the Upstate region of South Carolina.

Be sure to visit Our Philosophy of Care page.


Our Physicians

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Neurologist, M.D., F.A.A.N.

John R. Absher, M.D., F.A.A.N., is the President of Absher Neurology.  Dr. Absher grew up in Vienna, Virginia, and received a BS with honors in Chemistry from Radford University in 1982.  In 1986, he received an M.D. degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.  He completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Maryland Medical Systems, in Baltimore, and then completed his neurology residency training from 1987 to 1990 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, in Iowa City, Iowa.  He then completed a two year Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry fellowship while serving as an Instructor in the Department of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  In 1992, Dr. Absher joined the Department of Neurology atWake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, where he remained an Assistant Professor of Neurology until 1999, when he relocated to Greenville, SC.

Dr. Absher is fully credentialed in MRI/CT imaging, and in neurosonology through the American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN), and has been involved with educational activities in this area for almost a decade through both the ASN and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).  Dr. Absher maintains adjunct faculty positions at Wake Forest University, and with the University of South Carolina Medical School, as served for nearly a decade as the Director of Academic Neurology for the Greenville Hospital System.  Dr. Absher is “board certified” by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, in Adult Neurology, and has numerous publications.  In addition, Dr. Absher has earned subspecialty certification in Behavioral Neurology.


Our Services

For more detail on the services we provide, please visit the Services Page.

Comprehensive neurological assessment, diagnosis and treatment

Nerve conduction testing and Electromyography

Neurobehavioral/neuropsychiatric assessment

Cognitive evaluations

Lumbar Puncture

Drive ABLE evaluations

Botox administration for dystonia, spasticity and migraine

Occipital Nerve Blocks

Vagal Nerve Stimulator (VNS) monitoring and adjustment

Codmann shunt valve monitoring and adjustment

Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) monitoring and adjustment

Infusion services

Learning Resource Center

Health Information Programming in waiting area

Clinical Research opportunities

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computerized Tomography (CT) interpretations