Patient Stories

Patient Stories

Dianne Chilgren

Dianne Chilgren is a concert pianist. She started developing problems with balance and weakness in her legs about 20 years ago. She thought she might have multiple sclerosis. When the symptoms got so bad she was falling and didn’t want to go out of the house, she saw a neurologist at Swedish. The doctor reassured her that she didn’t have multiple sclerosis and referred her to the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus program.

Read Dianne's story

Tom Davis

Tom Davis is retired from U S West Communications. About five years ago he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Tom took medication for Parkinson’s for four years. When the medicine didn’t seem to work, his wife suggested he see a Swedish neurologist. The doctor referred Tom to the Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus program for additional testing.

Read Tom's story

Contact Information

Adult Hydrocephalus Program
751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98029
Phone: 425-313-7077
Map & Directions

Need a second opinion?

Call 206-320-2800 to make an appointment now.



How you can help

Swedish is constantly working to ensure patients with debilitating neurological disorders have access to the best treatment options, the latest technology, and state-of-the-art facilities.

Learn more


SNI Blog


View more blog posts »

What to expect during your hospital stay



Take a personalized interactive tour, click here.