Michele Arnold
Michele L. Arnold, M.D.

Michele L. Arnold, M.D.

Michele L. Arnold, M.D.
Specialty

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests / Special Procedures Performed

Carpal Tunnel/Peripheral Nerve, Concussion, Electromyography (EMG), Limb Numbness, Limb Pain, Musculoskeletal, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Nerve Conduction Studies (NCV), Neuromuscular Diseases, Numbness, Peripheral Nerve Disorder, Sports Injuries, Sports Medicine

  • Accepting Children: Yes
  • Accepting New Patients: Yes
  • Accepting Medicare: Yes
  • Accepting Medicaid/DSHS: Yes
Payment Methods Accepted:

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Insurance Accepted:

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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-Barré 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
 

Philosophy of Care

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.

Personal Interests

Dr. Arnold is married with two daughters and enjoys running, downhill skiing, hiking, mountaineering, and traveling.

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

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation,Neuromuscular Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Sports Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

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-Barré 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
 

Offices

Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine - Cherry Hill (Jefferson Tower)
1600 E. Jefferson St.
Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: 206-386-2677
Fax: 425-498-2334
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Swedish Spine, Sports & Musculoskeletal Medicine - Issaquah
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Suite 4020
Issaquah, WA 98029
Phone: 425-498-2272
Fax: 425-498-2334
Map & Directions

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