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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

Ballroom dancing! Read more about how ballroom dancing prevents dementia


Since moving back to Rochester, my hometown, I am 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. I strive to apply all my clinical training from the Mayo Clinic to recognize difficult to diagnose dementia syndromes and help educate families and caregivers about diseases, treatments and prognosis. I also provide general neurology outpatient care for headache disorders, neuropathy, neuromuscular disease, movement disorders, and stroke - among other neurologic diseases. In addition, I provide inpatient neurology consultation coverage and stroke alert management on a rotational basis with my partners for Unity Hospital. I am 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. I enjoy the community outreach and educational opportunities I am afforded in my role at the Memory Center at Unity. I also enjoy 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
  • 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
  • YourCare Health Plans