The Expert Network celebrates its newest member, Dr. Drasko Simovic

Lawrence and Hyannis, MA, November 11, 2015 – Dr. DraskoSimovic, Medical Director of AANEM Accredited EMG Laboratory with Exemplary Status in Lawrence and Hyannis MA, has joined the Expert Network as a Distinguished Doctor™, a distinction based on peer reviews and ratings, numerous recognitions, and accomplishments achieved throughout his career. Dr. Simovic has been serving Merrimack Valley, Cape Cod and surrounding communities with a specialized focus on clinical neurophysiology and electrodiagnostic medicine for over 20 years.

Dr. Simovic was selected to join the Expert Network and be recognized among the top medical professionals in his field due to his extensive educational background, awards, and career longevity. Dr. Simovic graduated from the Boston University Affiliated Residency Program in Neurology and completed two fellowships at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, Tufts University in Boston, MA. Currently, Dr. Simovic is Assistant Professor of Neurology at Tufts University, School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Neurology, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Disability Analysis.

With nearly 30 years dedicated to medicine, Dr. Simovic brings a wealth of knowledge to the fields of electrodiagnostic medicine and neurophysiology. When asked about his practice, Simovic said:


“My practice is exclusively focused on the disorders of peripheral nerves and muscles, providing the highest level of diagnostic care so doctors can determine the best course of treatment for their patients in the communities I serve.”

As a leader in his field, Dr. Simovic is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, Massachusetts Neurologic Association, American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and the Neuropathy Association. His work and achievements have been featured in Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Popular Science, Reuters Health, Eagle Tribue, and Cape Cod Times. Dr. Simovic has also been honored by numerous Patient’s Choice Awards®, Most Compassionate Doctor Awards®, and he was also featured in Boston Super Doctors® and Castle Connolly Top Doctors®. He noted:

“It is rewarding to earn the trust and confidence of our colleagues and to provide referring physicians with the highest level of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. A thorough and properly conducted EMG test is a key diagnostic step as physicians select the best course of treatment for their patients. We are grateful physicians choose us to be part of that important process and are committed to continuing to provide excellent service to the medical community.”

For more information about Dr. Simovic and his EMG Laboratory, visit Dr. Simovic’s profile on the Expert Network here:


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Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve


– Anatomy:    

– LFCN, as its name suggests, is purely sensory;    
– it arises from L2 and L3, travels downward lateral to the psoas muscle, crosses the iliacus muscle (deep to fascia), passes either thru or underneath the lateral aspect of the inguinal ligament, and finally travels onto innervate the lateral thigh;
– it divides into anterior and posterior branches and supplies skin on lateral aspect of thigh;
– in the study by Hospodar et al (JTO 1999), the course of the nerve was variable, but was most commonly found at 10-15 mm from the ASIS and as far medially as 46 mm from the ASIS;
– in no specimen did the nerve pass lateral to the ASIS (eventhough historically the nerve is thought to pass lateral to the ASIS in 10% of population);
– in all specimens the nerve passed underneath the ilioginal ligament and anterior to the iliacus muscle; 

– Meralgia Paresthetica: 

– entrapment syndrome of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve causing burning, numbness, and paresthesias down the proximal-lateral aspect of the thigh;
– may be idiopathic, be a result of trauma, previous operations, and in some cases may arise from Perthes Disease abduction splints;
– in idiopathic cases, the nerve may be encased in bone by the growing apophysis of the anterior superior iliac spine, or may be entrapped in fascia either proximal or distal to the ASIS;    
– diagnosis is made by:           
– reproduction of the pain by deep palpation just below the anterior superior iliac spine and by hip extension;           
– relief of pain by localized injection of lidocaine;    
– treatment: when diagnosis is not in doubt and the symptoms are severe, consider operative decompression at the site of constriction;


Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS) are tests that measure the electrical activity of muscles and nerves. Nerves send out electrical signals to make your muscles react in certain ways. Nerves also send signals from your skin to your brain, which then processes the signals, so you can experience a variety of skin sensations.

  • An EMG Test looks at the electrical signals your muscles make when they are at rest and when they are being used.
  • A Nerve Conduction Study measures how fast and how well the body’s electrical signals travel along your nerves. EMG and nerve conduction studies are used to help diagnose a variety of muscle and nerve disorders and to quantify the severity of your condition.

An EMG test helps find out if muscles are responding the right way to nerve signals. Nerve conduction studies help diagnose nerve damage or disease. When EMG tests and nerve conduction studies are done together, they help doctors tell if your symptoms are caused by a muscle disorder or a nerve problem. With EMG and NCS studies, your doctor can next select the best therapeutic option to help you.