John Lace, PhD
I am grateful for the excellent training and experience I have had, without which I would not be the provider I am today. The breadth and depth of my training and experiences have shaped my passion for my role as a neuropsychologist at Prevea, and I am thrilled to call Northeast Wisconsin my new home!
First and foremost, patients are people. We are all more nuanced and complex than our symptoms. I strive to listen carefully to my patients, understand their concerns in context, provide a clear understanding of their presenting cognitive problems, and offer compassionate and evidence-based recommendations for continued care. I focus on being a helpful member of your care team and working closely with your referring doctor to find focused and personal care recommendations.
Neuropsychology appointments are different from regular doctor visits. Patients will typically spend a couple of hours in clinic, and appointments are usually divided into two parts. One part is a clinical interview wherein I want to understand you, your background and history, and especially the cognitive concerns you and/or your family are noticing. The second part includes a series of standardized cognitive tests designed to measure how your brain is functioning compared to other people like you. The tests will focus on things like attention/concentration, processing speed, language, and learning/memory - a lot of patients say it feels like a day back in school.
After the appointment is done, I will prepare a comprehensive and readable report that goes through our conversation and the testing, clinical impressions/diagnoses (if warranted), and most importantly recommendations for continued care - I want to integrate the ”what’s going on” and the "what comes next" related to your cognitive symptoms. All of your Prevea doctors will have a copy of the report and it will be available for you in MyPrevea. We can meet to discuss the results either in person or virtually and I am always available via MyPrevea for questions you might have.
Born and raised outside Chicago (Go Cubs!), I come from a health care-focused family – my father is a physician, my mother is an occupational therapist, and my sister is a nurse. We had a motto - "Do good things well." Growing up seeing my parents' passion for high quality work and service to others, I am thrilled to have found my home in clinical neuropsychology wherein I can merge my clinical interests, passion for health care, and lifelong goals in a spirit of excellence."
- Neuropsychological assessment
- Psychological testing
- Clinical neuropsychological consultation
Health Service Psychologist, National Register of Health Service Psychologists
National Academy of Neuropsychology
International Neuropsychological Society
American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
Wisconsin Psychological Association