Neurosciences Clinic in available in Grand Haven

Chronic, degenerative diseases cause stress in more ways than one.  They’re hard on the patient, and challenging for family members, especially those who give sacrificially of their time to transport loved ones to endless appointments and tests.  Now patients on the lakeshore have a phenomenal treatment option available right in Grand Haven, at the Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences clinic.

Neuroscience deals with disorders of the nervous system and brain.  That includes conditions such as Parkinson’s, dementia, multiple sclerosis, seizures and much more. As you can imagine, these illnesses require advanced diagnostic skills, testing and ongoing treatment.  It’s easy to understand why a patient with one of these conditions may be unable to drive to appointments, thus requiring a friend or family member to pitch in.

Physicians David Ehrhardt, DO, Christopher Goshgarian, MD, and Emily Johnson, MD and Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences opened an outpatient clinic in Grand Haven back in October of 2016.  They started with one day per week, and are increasing that to two days per week in July, due to high demand for services.

“Most of the patients who come to the Grand Haven clinic need general neurology services,” says Rachel McDermott, nurse practitioner with North Ottawa Medical Group.  “North Ottawa Medical Group has a seamless referral process to Hauenstein, including scheduling and sharing patient records.  The Hauenstein neurologists can do the initial consultations and most of the routine testing in Grand Haven. We also see many patients who are transferring their care to this neuroscience clinic so that they don’t have to drive so far.  That’s a huge advantage for our patients and their families.  It saves them from a tremendous amount of travel time, back and forth to Grand Rapids.  It also lessens the stress on patients, many of whom find it difficult to be mobile for such a long time.”

Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences provides a vast, highly skilled team of sub-specialties for its patients.  When general neurology is not enough, patients have access to basically any specialty they could possibly need.

“Neuroscience is a rapidly-changing field,” continues McDermott.  “Physicians at Mercy Health Hauenstein Neurosciences are immersed in the very latest care models and evidence-based treatments.  They are extremely cooperative about working with North Ottawa doctors.  Our patients are getting the absolute best care, in the most convenient location.”

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