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Neurology

As a Joint Commission-accredited and certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and leading provider of comprehensive stroke care, Spectrum Health is committed to fostering better outcomes for stroke patients. Our specialized neurovascular team, one of the largest of its kind in Michigan, has the expertise to provide the highest level of medical and surgical stroke treatment. The team consists of fellowship-trained, board-certified vascular neurologists and vascular neurosurgeons, as well as neuro-interventional, neurocritical care and neurorehabilitation specialists.

Our programs and services

Our care team

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RN Navigator

Helps you coordinate your care, Making sure nothing slips through the cracks.

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PT / OT / Speech Therapist

Provides therapy to you based on need and medical direction.

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Neuropsychologist

Conducts diagnostic interviews to understand conditions and get you the right care.

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Licensed Master Social Worker

Provides individual therapy to patients dealing with neurological symptoms.

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Advanced Practice Provider

Helps by performing screenings to establish a baseline for your care.

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Medical Assistant

Provides clinical support  to the team, ensureing a high quality of care.

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Clinical Pharmacist

Educates and acts as a consultant to patients/family and the care team regarding drug therapy.

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Respiratory Therapist

Capable of performing a wide range of respiratory-related procedures.

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Diagnosis

Ehnen, a 65-year-old former electronics technician from Muskegon, Michigan, learned two years ago that he had Parkinson’s, a chronic and progressive movement disorder. By the time of his diagnosis, he already walked with a cane.

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Recovery

Now, Ehnen walks without a cane. He has more energy. He treasures the time he spends fishing with the grandkids.

Symptoms

“I wouldn’t fall down steps―I would fall up steps,” Jim Ehnen says. “I wasn’t doing enough movement to get my foot past the step. I would hit my toe and fall.”

His speech became soft and muffled. He had a hard time swallowing pills. He had tremors in his left hand. His thought processes deteriorated.

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Treatment

Ehnen has benefitted from changes in medication to improve his movement and help him sleep. He also gets Botox injections to control drooling, a common concern of Parkinson’s patients.


But much of the credit for his improvements, says Dr. Coleman, lies in his commitment to continuing his therapy exercises at home.

Exercise is key for Parkinson’s patients. It can reduce their fall risk. And those who exercise tend to move better. (Taylor Ballek | Spectrum Health Beat)

Neuromuscular and neurovascular medicine

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