About Us

About Us

NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories is a clinic specializing in the modalities of neurophysiology. Our primary focus is on the consultation and performance of neurodiagnostic procedures for specialists such as neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, pulmonologists, rheumatologists, pain management physicians, family practice, and internal medicine physicians.

Our Doctors

+-Jeffrey A. Becker, DO

Jeffrey A. Becker, DO


Dr. Becker has been practicing medicine since graduating Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine in 1993 and completing his internship in internal medicine at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Becker attended University of Cincinnati Medical Center for his neurology residency.

In private practice, he worked with Neurological Physicians of AZ from 1997-2004. Currently, Dr. Becker is the medical director for Neurocare of Scottsdale and is in practice with NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories. Dr. Becker is actively involved in the American Academy of Neurology as well as the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

+-Ziad Blaik, MD

Ziad Blaik, MD

Board Certified in Neurology
Board Certified in Neuromuscular Pathology

Dr. Ziad Blaik received his medical degree in Cairo, Egypt from the Cairo University Faculty of Medicine in 1980. After relocating to the United States, he completed his neurology internship and residency at the St. Louis University of Medicine. Dr. Blaik also attended the Mayo Clinic/Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, where he completed his Clinical Neuromuscular Fellowship. From 1987-2001, Dr. Blaik was an assistant, associate and clinical professor of Medicine (Neurology) at the James Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University. During this time he also was the Director at the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic of East Tennessee.

Dr. Blaik was awarded "Best Teacher of the Year Award" from the Department of Internal Medicine at East Tennessee University in 1988 and 1990. Dr. Blaik is currently an Attending Neurologist at Baylor University Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas, as well as, UT Southwestern Department of Neurology.

+-Frederick Boulware, MD

Frederick Boulware, MD

Board Certified in Neurology
Board Certified in Neurophysiology

In 1965, Dr. Boulware received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He then went on to complete his internship in Internal Medicine from Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, and his residency in Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Dr. Boulware worked in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1971 until 1993. He then worked as a physician with Southwest Medical Associates until 1999, when he became a physician and Assistant professor of Neurology for the University of Nevada, School of Medicine. From 2007 until 2010, Dr. Boulware worked for Gobinder Chopra and Associates, and is currently a Neurologist with NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories.

+-Ales Hlubocky, MD

Ales Hlubocky, MD

Board Certified in Neurology

Dr. Hlubocky completed his medical degree from Comenius University College of Medicine in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1999. He then went on to relocate the Czech Republic where he completed his Fellowship in Neurophysiology / Electromyography at St. Ann's University Hospital. After relocating to Arizona in 2005, Dr. Hlubocky completed a research Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic of Arizona. From 2007-2011 he was a resident at the Mayo Clinic Arizona, and is now a neurologist for NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories.

+-Natacia Howard, Au.D.

Natacia Howard, Au.D.

Clinical Audiologist

Dr. Howard completed her Doctorate in Audiology from A.T. Still University in August 2013. She completed her externship at the Mayo Clinic in La Crosse, Wisconsin – a satellite clinic of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She then then joined Neurodiagnostic Laboratories in September 2013.

Dr. Howard is responsible for conducting and interpreting videonystagmography (VNG) testing, training VNG technicians, setting guidelines and standards for testing. Additionally, Dr. Howard works with our neurologists to maintain standards and ensure they are current. She is involved in the Academy of Doctors of Audiology, as well as, the American Academy of Audiology.

+-Robert F. Ulrich, DO

Robert F. Ulrich, DO

Board Certified in Neurology

Dr. Robert F. Ulrich was born in Okinawa where his father was serving in the army. He grew up in Tyler, Texas and graduated from Austin College with a B.A. in Biology. He attended medical school at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, graduating with honors in 1998. He served his internship at St. Louis University Medical Center/St. Louis VA and this was followed by a 3 year Neurology residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, where he served as Chief Resident. After residency, he stayed on as Assistant Professor of Neurology at UTSW where he worked as a clinician in both the General Neurology and Multiple Sclerosis clinics. In December 2005 he moved to South Carolina where he was in a very busy solo practice in an underserved area for three and a half years before returning to Texas in October 2009, when he joined Neurology Specialists of Dallas.

Dr. Ulrich is board certified in Neurology and has a special interest in Multiple Sclerosis, but sees all areas of general neurology and performs EMG/Nerve conduction studies. He is on the medical staff at Baylor University Medical Center and is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and Texas Neurological Society.

+-Maureen Watts, MD

Maureen Watts, MD

Board Certified in Neurology

Dr. Watts joined NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories from a well know private practice here in Dallas, Texas. She has been practicing Neurology in the Dallas area for more than 20 years, and has joined our group to bring her expertise, experience, knowledge, and gentle bedside manner to our ever so growing group and has been a wonderful addition.Following her Neurology Residency, Dr. Watts completed her Fellowship in both EMG and Movement Disorder at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Watts remains quite active in the medical community and is currently a Neurology Representative for the Texas Carrier Advisory Committee, and is a part of the Dallas division of the American Heart Association. She currently holds hospital and staff appointments at Presbyterian Hospital.


NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories (NDL) at its core began offering neurology diagnostics in an out-patient setting, circa 2002, for the specialists and practitioners who needed them most. The philosophy of NDL was to streamline a procedure from every aspect to the administration, referring physician, and patient. What NDL had concluded was when physicians and patients fail to receive a medically necessary diagnostic study in an efficient timeframe, as well as accurate and concise results, the outcome of the study held less and less value. While in certain cases our diagnostic procedures are no doubt stand alone modalities, it's the cases that give the referring physicians a new window or different perspective where our value is really recognized. From the inception, NDL has acknowledged the benefit of the neurology consultation in giving direction to the treatment of patients and therefore NDL is pleased to provide them when requested. For the practitioners requesting neurology management, while not provided by NDL, management can be arranged and facilitated through the most qualified and closest proximity neurologist for the patients given situation.

Presently, NDL operates several clinics in the Metro Phoenix area as well as Dallas, Texas. NDL is in the process of offering additional services to encompass the world of neurophysiology studies. The physicians on staff with NDL are respectively some of the best in their field and since the majority of neurophysiology diagnostics are physician driven, NDL physicians are involved in every aspect to the performance, direction, and interpretation of the procedures. There is a constant development into the techniques and protocol that further our knowledge into the endless endeavor of neurophysiology.

The plans for the future of NDL are to continually build on our relationships with the neurology community and provide critical insight into the direction of patient care. We hope to collaborate on more and more research projects such as helping understand a disease process through our neurophysiology modalities, aggregating data on a specific diagnosis that impacts our society, and monitoring the efficacy and resolve of various treatments.

This is our passion and our commitment.

Yours in Health,

Nick Boehle
NeuroDiagnostic Laboratories


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