Our Mission

Our goal is to create an atmosphere of trust and partnership with our patients, respond to patient issues and concerns in a timely manner, and promote general wellness for all patients.

Syed Asad, MD

Dr. Syed Asad has trained at Harvard and Emory University and is double board certified by the American Board of Nuclear Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Formerly the Section Chief of Neurology at Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Asad decided to start an Independent Neurology Clinic. Since 2015, Universal Neurological Care has quickly established themselves as the best Neurological Clinic in Northeast Florida. Our goal is to treat patients efficiently while maintaining a caring and genuine relationship. We take pride in getting to know our patients and making sure their needs are treated beyond measure.

Jesse Badger, PA-C

Jesse Q. O. Badger is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who has been practicing medicine for over 17 years. He was born at Johns Hopkins and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. He started his medical training with the late, great Dr. Richard Hochman while still an undergraduate. Mr. Badger was accepted to the Golden Key National Honor Society and graduated cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1998. He then became a certified EMT in 1999 and volunteered at a local fire station until being accepted to The George Washington University, where he completed his Physician Assistant training and earned a Master of Science degree in 2002. Mr. Badger began his medical career in internal medicine & family practice, providing primary care at Owensville Primary Care in Owensville, MD from 2002 until 2004. During this time period, he also volunteered for the Reach Program and provided medical care to the underserved of Anne Arundel County. Mr. Badger relocated to Jacksonville, FL in 2004 and has been practicing neurology ever since. He practices general neurology but has special interests in headache disorders, memory disorders, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders and electrodiagnostic medicine. He has extensive experience administering BOTOX injections, conducting Neuropsychometric testing, and performing EMG/NCVs. Mr. Badger joined Universal Neurological Care in March of 2019 and currently treats patients at all of UNCs locations.

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Providers (MD, PA, RN) see patients who have neurological conditions and are seeking neurological diagnoses and treatments. Our focus is on outpatient care but this extends to inpatient follow up if needed.


Neurological diagnoses include but are not limited to headaches, seizures, strokes and post stroke care, multiple sclerosis, tremors, Parkinson’s, dementia, traumatic brain injury, neuropathy, etc.



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