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Providence receives grant to expand Palliative Care Program

August 24, 2012

With help from a Cambia Health Foundation grant, Providence Medford Medical Center is expanding its palliative care program to provide the full continuum of care. The interdisciplinary team is led by Medical Director Susan Kohler, M.D., and consists of a palliative care nurse practitioner, case managers and spiritual care chaplains. Providence currently offers palliative care on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The grant provides funding to expand the program and to help educate patients, families and physicians on the value of this extra support.

Life-long epilepsy patient now seizure-free

July 12, 2012

Pankaj Gore, M.D., removed a small, benign growth in a patient’s brain that was discovered by new imaging technology.

Seizure triggers and treatments

July 04, 2012

Can summer’s heat trigger epileptic seizures? Pankaj Gore, M.D., offers insights into the causes and treatment of epilepsy.

New name for Providence’s comprehensive neurological and spine services

November 01, 2011

Providence Brain Institute’s name has changed. The new name, Providence Brain and Spine Institute, communicates the breadth of services offered by the institute.

A Cure after 40 years with epilepsy

July 29, 2011

A Providence patient with a forty year history of epilepsy appears to be free of symptoms thanks to neuro-microsurgery that neurosurgeon Dan Rohrer, M.D. performed on the patient in May. Doctors are hopeful the patient is cured and will not suffer another seizure again.

Minimally- and non-invasive procedures

June 01, 2011

Providence neurosurgeons lead the region in minimally invasive procedures. These techniques allow them to treat conditions without surgery and with few, if any, incisions.

Pediatric neurologist Parvez Pohowalla, M.D., explains a seizure controlling treatment

November 26, 2010

A nerve stimulator implanted into a 15-year-old seizure patient's chest has worked to control seizures when medications had stopped working. His mother says it has been more than a year since his last seizure.