At Carolina Brain Center, our mission is to change a life, change a family, change a community, and change the world.

– Dr. Darcy Dane

Are you looking for help with TBI, Parkinson’s, ADD, vestibular issues such as vertigo, dizzines, unsteadiness, or general neurological complaints? Or maybe you have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, migraine, or general depression/anxiety.

Too many people have been left with no hope. Whether it is a story of recovery, a story of survival, or a story of I-know-my-child-has-more-potential, feeling that you are defeated has a devastating effect on moving forward, gaining momentum to overcome obstacles, and achieving goals. Functional Neurology is a system of analysis, diagnostics, and treatments that unlocks potential.

Unlocking potential means different things to different people, diseases, injuries, and illnesses. What can we do for you? If you could pick just one thing, what would it be? Reduced spasticity, better communication, slowing down a degenerative process, better behavior from your child, better grades, less pain, more movement, feeling happy? If someone told you there was hope for you or your loved one, what would you want to work on so that you could see measurable improvements?

The BIG picture makes the BIG difference! The body, as a whole, is a functioning machine that has many working units that are all interrelated. One part DOES affect another part. At Carolina Brain Center, we look at the major players: the brain, the blood, and the guts. We collect diagnostic information about these players and then we see how they are functioning together. Our treatments are specifically designed for each individual patient based on their diagnostic information gathered. In addition to offering cutting edge treatments, we often find ourselves in the role of being the conductor in complex cases. Collaborating with other medical professionals to help best manage a case is part of what makes us so good at getting great results.

We provide treatments for people of all ages who are suffering with general neurological symptoms such as:

  • Pain
  • Dizziness
  • Balance Disorders
  • Visual disturbances
  • Changes in mood
  • Brain fog
  • Loss of memory
  • Poor focus
  • Tremors
  • Spasms
  • Incoordination
  • Tics

One or more of these symptoms are commonly associated with neurological conditions including:

  • Childhood Developmental Disorders
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Headache
  • Mood Disorders

Patient-Centered Care

Have you been disappointed by healthcare practices that treat you like just a number?

Perhaps it is time for a change. At Carolina Brain Center, it is all about you, the patient. You have questions that should be answered by your doctor. A doctor should understand that they are in a service industry. Carolina Brain Center is a small, private practice that is patient-focused, which allows me to focus on patient-centered care that allows me to create a personalized treatment plan for you. Patient-centered care means I take the time to listen to you, review information about you, and examine you.

In nearly 20 years of practice,the major complaint I hear is regarding the lack of time doctors spend with their patients. Patients are shuffled in and out of offices, spend little time with the actual doctor and are left with unanswered questions, which leads to frustration.

Attention to detail is my passion as a doctor, therefore at my office, you get my time and attention. The fact is, if a doctor will take the time to LISTEN to a patient, the patient will usually self-diagnose. Of course, we run clinical tests to confirm our theories, but listening is paramount to accurate diagnosing.

At our office, not only will you have a lot of personal interaction with me, but you can be sure that I will spend a lot of time working on your case behind the scenes by reviewing labs, building protocols, studying medical texts, and/or speaking with your other healthcare providers.

Time is a commodity. If you want time, you will get it here!

Dr. Dane

“I would like to thank Dr. Dane for the service she provides to many difficult cases we have comanaged. These patients, who have a variety of medical conditions along with visual deficiencies, have been able to improve upon their daily activities through Dr. Dane’s hard work and dedication to her area of specialty. Dr. Dane understands the need to interact with other professionals to provide patients with the best integrative treatment plan in order to achieve the best outcomes.”

Nancy M. Mackowsky, OD, FCOVD

“I have had the privilege of interacting with Dr. Dane on a professional, academic, and personal level. She has proven to be one of my most intuitive, creative, well-rounded, caring and trustworthy colleagues. All doctors need to consult with their colleagues on occasion. I have access to a network of over 600 colleagues, and Dr. Dane is one of the first colleagues that I reach out to for consultation. Her experience, understanding and clinical proficiency is top-notch. My confidence in her abilities is high enough to refer my family members to her practice, without reservation.”

Matthew Antonucci, DC, DACNB, IMC

“Dr. Dane is one of the most talented clinicians I have had the honor of meeting. Her clinical knowledge, aptitude, and experience is rivaled by few in the southeast. What truly sets her apart though is her ability to take that vast knowledge and apply it practically to her patients and their lives. She is approachable, compassionate, and an invaluable asset to both her community and the healthcare profession. I hold Dr. Dane’s advice in the highest regard and there are few healthcare providers that I have more respect for.”

Life Logic Health Center

I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Dane for several years and collaborating with her in the care of complex patients. As a faculty member of the Carrick Institute for Graduate Studies, Dr. Dane’s approach to practice is both clinically progressive and scientifically current. She’s held in high esteem by colleagues around the country and valued for her intellect, her commitment, and her tireless work on behalf of her patients. Patients I refer to Dr. Dane always receive the best of care.

Dr. Sam Yanuck

Get in touch!

The quickest way to contact Dr. Dane is by completing our consultation request form. Initial phone consultations for free of charge.

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Office Hours are by appointment only.

6404 Falls of Neuse Road
Suite 201
Raleigh, NC 27615

Tel: (919) 703-0207
Fax: (919) 703-0208

Carolina Brain Center is located near the intersection of Spring Forest Road and Falls of Neuse Road. Our office is located in the two-story building across the street from Winston’s Steakhouse and Fresh Market. We are on the 2nd floor and our entrance is next to the elevator. Our two greeters, Doc and Ollie, will let you know they are happy to see you by wagging their tails and giving a joyful bark. While Doc and Ollie love all people, we realize not all people love dogs. We do have a gated area for the dogs.