Swedish Neuroscience Institute Contracts with Cascade Neurologic Clinic in Mount Vernon to Make Subs

Swedish Neuroscience Institute Contracts with Cascade Neurologic Clinic in Mount Vernon to Make Subspecialty Care More Convenient North of Seattle

MOUNT VERNON, WA., July 30, 2009 – The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) in Seattle has completed arrangements with Cascade Neurologic Clinic to provide subspecialty neurological care in Cascade’s Mount Vernon clinic beginning mid-August.

Cascade is a busy, three-practitioner clinic that offers neurologic services to a large geographic area, including Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom, San Juan and Island counties. Clinic providers are Herbert Goldston, M.D., David Morris, M.D., and Michael Jones, PA-C.

“Our primary goal is to enhance the quality of care we provide in our clinic for patients who are unable to travel to Seattle,” said Dr. Goldston, who in 1974 was the first neurologist to begin practicing north of Everett. “Long term, we also see an advantage in terms of professional and research collaboration.”

According to John Henson, M.D., F.A.A.N., director of neurology and medical director of the Center for Advanced Brain Tumor Treatment at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute, three subspecialists will each provide a half-day clinic in Mount Vernon on a quarterly basis. Lisa Caylor, M.D., an epilepsy specialist; Lily Jung, M.D., a specialist in multiple sclerosis; and Susie Ro, M.D., a Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders specialist, are slated to schedule patients in the Cascade clinic.

“We are pleased to be able to offer subspecialty services locally to patients in western Washington’s northern-most counties in conjunction with Cascade Neurologic Clinic,” said Dr. Henson. “This model of care focuses on making our subspecialists available to patients regardless of where they live. This will be particularly beneficial to patients who have complex or difficult diagnoses.”

For more information about SNI and its services at Cascade Neurologic Clinic, call 360-424-8951.

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About Cascade Neurologic Clinic
Cascade Neurologic Clinic is located on East Division Street in Mount Vernon, Wash. The clinic’s three providers care for patients with a broad spectrum of neurologic disorders, including, but not limited, to Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, headaches, tremor, neuropathy, weakness and restless legs. They also perform EEG and EMG/NCV studies. Cascade Neurologic has provided neurological services to the community for more than 30 years.

About Swedish
Swedish is the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Greater Seattle area. It comprises three hospital campuses (First Hill, Cherry Hill and Ballard), a freestanding emergency room and specialty center in Issaquah, Swedish Visiting Nurse Services, and the Swedish Physician Division, which is a network of about 40 primary- and specialty-care clinics located throughout the Puget Sound region. In addition to general medical and surgical care, Swedish is known as a regional referral center, providing specialized treatment in areas such as neuroscience, cardiovascular care, cancer care, orthopedics, high-risk obstetrics, organ transplantation and clinical research. For more information, visit www.swedish.org.

About the Swedish Neuroscience Institute
In 2004, Swedish expanded its neuroscience services by establishing the Swedish Neuroscience Institute. The team of leading neurosurgeons and other specialists are building a world-class institute dedicated solely to the treatment and advancement of neurological disorders for patients in the Pacific Northwest and around the world. Swedish/Cherry Hill has been designated as the hub for the Institute and has been upgraded with four state-of-the-art operating rooms featuring intra-operative MRI, CT scanning and neuro-interventional radiology capabilities; a renovated neuro intensive-care unit; and a CyberKnife® facility for radiosurgical treatment of tumors throughout the body. SNI specializes in the research for and treatment of stroke; cerebral aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations; movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and tremors; brain tumors (including both malignant tumors and benign tumors such as meningiomas); neuro-endocrine disorders including pituitary tumors; epilepsy; child neurological disorders; neuro-ophthalmology; headaches; multiple sclerosis and many other neurological conditions and diseases. In each category, physicians from different specialties are brought together to provide a multi-disciplinary approach centered on providing top-notch patient care. For more information, visit www.swedish.org.
 

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