Biography & Education

Biography
Dr. Arnold takes her professional and personal responsibilities seriously and is committed to providing excellent, quality care that meets the highest standards in her field. She treats each patient as an individual, with a focus on patient education, clear communication, and partnering for better health. Dr. Arnold strives to be respectful, approachable, transparent, ethical, and timely. She is committed to high quality EMG and nerve conduction studies, producing unequalled report results, minimizing patient discomfort, communicating results clearly to patients at their visit, and collaborating with their other health care providers. Her passion is seeing independence flourish in the lives of those with injury, illness, or disability.
Position Summary Neuromuscular and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist
Additional Information

About Dr. Arnold:
 

Prior to joining Swedish, Dr. Arnold was Director of the Electrodiagnostic Clinic and lead physiatrist at Regional West Physicians Clinic, Rehabilitation Medicine in Nebraska for ten years.  She served as the Vice President of Medicine for Regional West Physicians Clinic, and as Chief Medical Informatics Officer (CMIO) for Regional West Health Services.  Dr. Arnold continues to serve at a national level as a member of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) Quality Committee, and previously served as the Nebraska State Liaison to the AANEM.  She extended her avocational volunteer service for local communities as well as at international community service organizations. 

Dr. Arnold is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, and Neuromuscular Medicine. Dr. Arnold is highly skilled in the performance of electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies (NCS).  She is adept in the diagnosis and treatment of neuropathy and myopathy including: peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, radiculopathy (sciatica), scapular winging, plexopathy, foot drop, ulnar neuropathy, meralgia paresthetica, diabetic amyotrophy, facial neuropathy/Bell's palsy, Guillain-Barr� syndrome and other various peripheral nerve injuries/disorders, as well as inflammatory, toxin and drug-induced myopathies and neuropathies.

Her practice also includes management of acute and subacute neuropathic pain, nonsurgical musculoskeletal care and Sports Medicine and serves as an ImPACT consultant for sports concussion management.  She is experienced at diagnosis and management of acute and subacute myofascial conditions including trigger point injections, and performs in-office therapeutic/diagnostic nerve blocks using musculoskeletal ultrasound, EMG, and neurostimulator for injection guidance.

Dr. Arnold also enjoys serving in a primary care role for patients with spinal cord injury, including traumatic quadriplegia and paraplegia, as well as non-traumatic myelopathy due to degenerative disc disease or cancer. Dr. Arnold is experienced at managing the many medical and rehabilitation issues that accompany chronic spinal cord injuries. 
 

Clinical Interests:
• Neuromuscular Medicine
• EMG/NCS
• Diagnosis and management of disorders of the peripheral neurologic and muscular systems
• Management of acute and subacute neuropathic pain
• ImPACT consultant for sports concussion management
• Sports Medicine (non-surgical musculoskeletal care)
• Diagnosis and management of acute and subacute myofascial conditions and trigger point injections
• In-office therapeutic/diagnostic nerve blocks, with use of musculoskeletal ultrasound, EMG, or neurostimulator for injection guidance
 

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Education Background
Medical School Texas A&M University Health Science College of Medicine; College Station/Temple, Texas
Residency Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Languages
  • English
Personal Interests
Dr. Arnold is married with two daughters and enjoys running, downhill skiing, hiking, mountaineering, and traveling.

Care Locations

Accepted Insurances
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Accepted Payment Methods
Cash, credit cards and insurances, check office.
Accepting Medicaid

Specialties

Specialties
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Clinical Interests
  • Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve
  • Concussion
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Limb Numbness
  • Limb Pain
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV)
  • Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Numbness
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorder
  • Specialists
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (71 Ratings, 14 Comments)

100

03/23/2015
Dr. Arnold is an excellent provider. She is always very concerned and informative during a visit. She is always sure you understand your options concerning treatments and the possible outcomes. I would recommend her to anyone I know.
Swedish Patient
100

10/19/2014
This was my first visit to Dr. Arnold. After months of pain and unsuccessful treatment by another doctor, I am happy to report that Dr. Arnold's treatment has greatly improved my situation, and I am almost pain-free. I loved her manner, upbeat, concerned, sympathetic, and confident in her ability to help me.
Swedish Patient
100

10/15/2014
My experience has been a very caring and understanding doctor.
Swedish Patient
100

09/23/2014
*Dr. Arnold provided care equal to any I have experienced.
Swedish Patient
100

09/17/2014
Spent a great amount of time with me and researching my unique problem. Very thorough
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
I am an RN and will recommend *Dr. Arnold to my patients.
Swedish Patient
100

09/09/2014
Absolutely incredible caring professional smart doctor... a great experience. Told wife and coworkers.Thanks!
Swedish Patient
100

09/08/2014
*Dr. Arnold is very personable. She totally rocks. She made me feel welcomed and showed me genuine concern for my well being. I'll definitely come back.
Swedish Patient
100

08/21/2014
*Dr. Arnold has been my specialist since 2005. I have the utmost confidence in any recommendations, concerns etc. by *Dr. Arnold.
Swedish Patient
100

08/21/2014
Already have recommended her to others.
Swedish Patient
90

06/23/2014
*Dr. Arnold has one of the most attentive & caring demeanor of any doctor I've ever encountered. Great listener as well as explaining things/conditions etc.
Swedish Patient
40

06/22/2014
*Dr. Arnold approaches things by the text book and has a limited view of one's issues. A more holistic approach & spending more time with her patients would serve everyone well.
Swedish Patient
100

06/19/2014
*Dr. Arnold is great!
Swedish Patient
 

06/12/2014
*Dr. Arnold is GREAT!
Swedish Patient