Meet Dr. Bettle

Norman Bettle, M.D., Board Certified Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist

Dr. Norman Bettle

Dr. Norman Bettle (pronounced bet-la) was born in Germany in 1967. After graduating High School, he served 4 years in the German Army earning an Honorable Discharge at the rank of Second Lieutenant. From there he went to medical school at Humboldt University of Berlin, participated in student exchange programs bringing him to Phoenix, AZ, Durban, South Africa, and Tenerife, Spain. Dr. Bettle graduated from Medical School the same year he finished work on his doctoral thesis on eating disorders.

In 1998, Dr. Bettle spent 2 years training in various medical and surgical positions in the United Kingdom. Seeking further experience, Dr. Bettle returned to the United States to begin an internship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was later accepted into the Neurology Residency Program at the University of California, San Diego where he became Chief Resident before completing a Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology (NCS / EMG, EEG) and gaining his Board Certification in both Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.

Dr. Bettle is the proud author of numerous published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals stemming from both his scientific work and direct patient care, including "Hemmen TM. Bettle N. Borelli AJ. Spontaneous Carotidynia. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain. 2010 Jul." and "Bettle N. Lyden PD. Thrombosis of the posterior cerebral artery (PCA) visualized on computed tomography: the dense PCA sign. Archives of Neurology. 2004 Dec."

In 2004, Dr. Bettle joined the Coastal Neurology family where he provides expert care for patients with myriad neurological conditions. Being the only Board certified Clinical Neurophysiologist in the Lowcountry, a significant part of Dr. Bettle's time is dedicated to performing and interpreting neurophysiological tests while also caring for patients at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Bettle is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Neurology, and the South Carolina Medical Association. As an Associate Professor for A.T Still University, Dr. Bettle teaches medical students during their rotations at Coastal Neurology.

Dr. Bettle lives with his wife and son in Beaufort. He enjoys various sports activities and traveling.