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Neurology

Neurological conditions often require consistent, long-term care. Our experts offer you the skill and support you need, close to home. Our team specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, and other neuromuscular diseases and will work in partnership with your primary care provider.

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  • Neurology

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    Stephen Asher, MD specializes in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders. He has been involved with the neurosurgical management of disorders of movement (deep brain stimulation), as well as the use of botulinum toxin in various dystonias and spasticity. He has extensive experience in the management of Parkinson’s disease, both in medical treatment and in programming deep brain stimulation systems. 

    Dr. Asher is director of St. Luke's movement disorders program, a fellow in the American Academy of Neurology, and also serves as the medical director of the St. Luke’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center. He serves on several medical boards, and is a charter member of the Movement Disorder Society. He is the author of a number of peer-reviewed scientific papers and published essays.

    Dr. Asher earned his bachelor’s degree with highest honors from UCLA and his medical degree with distinction in research from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Between college and medical school, he was a fellow in biochemistry at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. He served as an intern in internal medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital, followed by two years in the Public Health Service, then completed his residency in neurology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). After residency and chief residency, he was an assistant professor of Neurology at UCSF, involved in clinical research and teaching.

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  • Neurology

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    Martha A. Cline, MD has a special interest in caring for patients with multiple sclerosis, as well as general neurology. She strives to offer compassionate care.  

    Dr. Cline was a part time faculty member at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she taught neurology residents and fellows to perform nerve conduction studies and electromyography.  

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  • Neurology

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    Richard Hammond, MD earned his bachelor’s degree from Oakland University. He performed his medical internship and neurology residency at Emory Affiliated Hospitals and completed his EEG/EMG fellowship at Emory University.

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  • Neurology

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    Stephen Ireland, MD enjoys all aspects of neurology and has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders (disorders of the spinal nerve roots, peripheral nerves, and muscles). He has extensive training and experience in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of these types of disorders. He also maintains a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and multiple sclerosis.

    Dr. Ireland graduated magna cum laude from medical school. He was elected president of Alpha Omega Alpha (the national medical school honorary society) in his junior year, and later served as a clinical fellow in medicine at Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining St. Luke's, Dr. Ireland served as medical staff president at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon.


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  • Neurology

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    Anna Irwin, MD specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related disorders. Her particular interests are in management of central hypersomnia, dementia, headache, movement disorder, and stroke.

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  • Neurology

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    Sergei V. Kashirny, MD, PhD specializes in the clinical evaluation and diagnosis of epilepsy and other general neurological conditions (migraine, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, dementia, and disorders of the nerves and muscles). Dr. Kashirny completed medical school and postgraduate research training at Vinnitsa Medical University, Ukraine. He performed his neurology residency and internship in internal medicine at Louisiana State University, where he also completed his clinical neurophysiology fellowship with a special emphasis in EEG and epilepsy.

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  • Neurology

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    Heidi Orme, MD, MSPH specializes in the clinical evaluation and electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular diseases, motor neuron disease, disorders of the peripheral nerves and muscles, disorders of the brain and spinal cord, and other general neurological conditions.

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  • Neurology

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    Ryan Smith, DO is a fellowship-trained headache and facial pain neurologist who specializes in treating complicated medically refractory headache conditions. He's active in clinical research, and his work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. He lectures frequently on migraine and other headache disorders.

    Dr. Smith is a native of southeastern Idaho, and earned his bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University-Idaho.
  • Neurology

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    John D. Steffens, MD specializes in multiple sclerosis and immunologic diseases of the nervous system, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, and cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Steffens graduated from the University of Idaho in Moscow before earning his medical degree. He performed his internship at Boise Veterans Affairs Medical Center and his neurology training at the University of Utah, where he served as chief resident and performed his fellowship in neuromuscular disease/EMG. Dr. Steffens served as associate professor of neurology (clinical) at the University of Utah, where he continues to hold a part-time position as a neuro-hospitalist nine to 12 weeks a year.

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  • Neurology

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    James Whiteside, MD specializes in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, migraine, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His scope of care includes inpatient consultations, general neurology clinic, and EEG; and his clinical interests include stroke, neuromuscular diseases, neuro-immunology, infectious disease, and neuro-oncology.

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