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Marla B. Bruns,MD

Specialty: Neurology
Languages: English
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About Me
Title(s) Co-Director, Memory Center of Unity; Cognitive Neurologist 
Clinical Programs & Specialties
  • Neurology
Philosophy of Care

To provide personalized, compassionate care to individuals with memory and cognitive difficulties and to their families, offering expertise in the sub-specialty of behavioral neurology and providing education about diagnoses. 

Personal Interests

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Since moving back to Rochester, Dr. Bruns's hometown, she is pleased to have joined a group of providers committed to offering comprehensive memory care to the community. We are comprised of two cognitive neurologists, a nurse practitioner, two neuropsychologists, a social worker, and several integral support staff members. She strives to apply all her clinical training from the Mayo Clinic to recognize difficult to diagnose dementia syndromes and help educate families and caregivers about diseases, treatments and prognosis. Dr. Bruns also provide general neurology outpatient care for headache disorders, neuropathy, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, and stroke - among other neurologic diseases. In addition, she provides inpatient neurology consultation coverage and stroke alert management on a rotational basis with her partners for Unity Hospital. She is also spearheading a collaborative effort with the Alzheimer's Association Rochester & Finger Lakes Region Chapter to provide a support group specifically for persons living with Lewy body dementias and their caregivers. She enjoys the community outreach and educational opportunities she is afforded in her role at the Memory Center at Unity. She also enjoys serving as a preceptor and mentor to the internal medicine residents on their neurology rotations at Unity Hospital, and being invited to lead some of their didactic programs and case conferences. 

Board Certifications
  • Psychiatry And Neurology - Neurology
Education and Training
  • 06/30/2012-06/28/2013, Mayo Clinic (Rochester)
  • 06/2008-06/2012, Ohio State University
Locations and Directions
Rehab and Neurology Physician Services Main Location Call the Office for Availability

2655 Ridgeway Ave
Ste 420
Rochester, NY 14626
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Office Phone: (585) 723-7972
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Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna Healthcare
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plan
  • BCBS Western NY (HealthNow)
  • Beacon Health (Value Options) Behavioral Health
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Corvel (formerly CareIQ)
  • ElderONE
  • Emblem Health
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield (BCBS)
  • Fidelis Care
  • First Niagara Business Works (Key Insurance)
  • Humana
  • Humana Medicare
  • Independent Health
  • Lifetime Benefits (RMSCO)
  • Magnacare
  • Martin 's Point (US Family Health Plan)
  • Medicare
  • MetraComp
  • Molina Healthcare Plans
  • Multi Plan
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NY Medicaid
  • OneCall Medical
  • Pomco
  • The Empire Plan (United HealthCare)
  • TriCare
  • United Healthcare
  • Univera Healthcare
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Wellcare of NY / Today 's Option