The Neuroscience & Spine Institute's Department of Neurology, a department of Kalispell Regional Medical Center, offers complete neurological evaluation, treatment and follow-up for for patients with conditions of the brain, spine and nervous system. We place on emphasis on helping each patient maintain his or her quality of life, as well as providing education and support to patients, families and caregivers.
Comprehensive Neurological Evaluations
We provide comprehensive evaluation for conditions such as stroke, seizures, headaches, Parkinson's disease, dementias, motor neuron disease and a wide variety of other neurological conditions.
This service is offered in our office, as well as through our outreach services. Our physicians travel to Polson Health, St. Luke Community Clinic in Ronan, Cabinet Peaks Medical Center in Libby, Eureka Health Prompt Care, Clark Fork Valley Hospital in Plains and Blackfeet Community Hospital in Browning.
Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies
Electromyography is a technique for evaluating and recording the electrical activity produced by skeletal muscles. We perform diagnostic testing for neuropathies, entrapment neuropathies, radiculopathies, carpal tunnel and motor neuron disease.
An electroencephalogram is a diagnostic test that records electrical activity in the brain. It is used to evaluate seizure disorders and other spell-like phenomenon.
Somatosensory Evoked Potentials
This neuromonitoring test is used to assess the function of a patient's spinal cord. This test is offered in our office, as well as through the surgical department at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
Botulinum Toxin Injections
We perform Botox injections for a variety of neurological conditions including stroke, cervical dystonia, muscle spasms and spasticity, as well as intractable migraine headaches.
Dr. Don Stone, Dr. Bret Lindsay, Dr. Kristin Yandora and Dr. Kurt Lindsay, medical director of the Stroke Program, and one of only two fellowship-trained stroke specialists in Montana, cover emergencies via video connections in their own homes and in their offices. One of the neurologists is available at all times to remotely control a camera so he or she can examine the patient as needed, talk with the patient and family, and provide support to the emergency room doctor making treatment decisions.