Get to know your doctor

Medical School

University of Alabama School of Medicine at Birmingham, 1994


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at Lebanon, New Hampshire, 1995


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center at Lebanon, NH; 1995 – 1997; Internal Medicine / Psychiatry, University of Virginia School of Medicine at Charlottesville; 1997 – 2000; Neurology




Boston University School of Medicine in Massachusetts, 2000 – 2002; Movement Disorders

Practice Philosophy

Leigh Anne Bains, MD, is a seasoned neurologist with over 16 years of post-medical school experience, and she treats a wide spectrum of neurological disorders. Her specializations in movement disorders and dizziness have brought her to the Hill Country where she helps many retirees enjoy a long-awaited retired and active lifestyle. Her vast experience in treating stroke patients has also been instrumental in the creation of the Hill County Memorial stroke treatment approach.

Areas of Special Clinical Interest

General neurological disorders treated include:

  • Dizziness/Vertigo
  • Fall Prevention
  • Headache Syndromes
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • General Neurological Evaluation

Upon referral, Dr. Bains will examine you and evaluate the nature and cause of your specific problem. She will review your history and current medications and complete a thorough neurological examination. Her initial assessment usually takes 45 to 60 minutes. Further testing may include:

  • CT Scan or MRI: Images of the brain or spine are taken to assess structural abnormalities that may contribute to the problem
  • Laboratory Tests: Specific blood tests are taken to show possible deficiencies in vitamins that are vital for healthy nerves and reveal certain antibodies or genetic markers that could potentially contribute to the problem


Dr. Bains is helping seniors by treating dizziness. She says many people look forward to retirement, but dizziness keeps them from staying active. “I’m dedicated to senior citizens by preventing falls and injuries that result from the falls,” she said. One of the ways she diagnosis dizziness is by utilizing Video Electronystagmography (VENG), in which eye movements during certain eye exercises and body position changes are recorded by a computerized camera to determine the origin of dizziness.

Movement Disorders

Dr. Bains is an expert in movement disorders with two extra years of fellowship sub-specialty training. Movement disorders treated include:

  • Cervical Dystonia (Torticollis)
  • General Dystonia and Cervical Dystonia
  • Hemi-facial Spasm & Blephrospasm
  • Huntington Disease
  • Myoclonus
  • Parkinson Disease, Secondary Parkinsonism
  • Parkinsonism-Plus Syndromes
  • Periodic Movement Disorder of Sleep
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Tremors, Tics, Stereotypies & Gait Disorders (In addition to more rare movement disorders)