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Neurosciences

Our neurosciences team provides expert care to diagnose and treat conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord and nerves. We are committed to giving you the best outcome possible to manage your injury and condition so you can get back to doing the things you love.


What makes us different

Our board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosciences team provide a standard of high-quality care backed by the resources of Marshfield Clinic Health System. 


Board-certified surgeons, osteopaths and physician assistants

Our team of neurosciences experts are located throughout central and northern Wisconsin to provide a standard of high-quality care backed by the resources of Marshfield Clinic Health System.

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Certified Primary Stroke Center

High-level stroke care is provided by hospitals throughout the system, including telestroke capabilities. When you need specialized services, Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield provides critical and acute care units for stroke patients through its Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center, including the onsite acute care rehabilitation unit.

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High-level Trauma Care

Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield is a Level II adult and pediatric trauma center. The neurology trauma team is comprised of highly skilled trauma specialists who perform complex surgery for the brain and spine. Our experts follow your patients’ care in our intensive care units for adults and children.

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Advanced Neurosurgery for complex brain and spinal cord conditions

Neurosurgeons work in interdisciplinary teams for a full range of neurosurgical services providing advanced care for complex brain and spinal cord conditions, including stroke, neuro-oncology and multiple trauma.

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Gamma Knife™ Technology

Gamma Knife™ is a non-invasive treatment for patients with deep brain tumors and abnormal blood vessels in the brain. A dose of gamma radiation is directed by highly sophisticated computer technology to the tumor site, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.

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Pediatric Neurology

Our board-certified pediatric neurologists are dedicated to eliminating or limiting the effects of brain and nervous system disorders on your child’s life by providing diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy and muscular dystrophy.

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Pediatric Neuropsychology

Our pediatric neuropsychologists evaluate conditions that affect cognitive abilities on your child’s life and guiding interventions. They evaluate children for head injuries, attention problems, learning disorders and other factors that can affect developmental, behavioral and cognitive abilities.

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Accredited Adult and Pediatric inpatient rehabilitation

We have inpatient rehabilitation throughout the system and comprehensive hospital-based rehabilitation centers providing the highest-level of care to treat physical or cognitive impairment after illness or injury. We feature a variety of experts who collaborate to help every patient obtain the highest level of function possible. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has accredited three separate programs at Marshfield Medical Center in Marshfield and Marshfield Children’s Hospital: adult, children and adolescents and the stroke specialty program.

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Memory Clinics

If you have disruptions in daily life or concerns about family history due to cognitive or memory disorders, you can work with a multidisciplinary team for early diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment services for memory loss, dementia, Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.

State-of-the-art Neurological Treatment

Our expert team is here to treat the injuries and health conditions that may be holding you back. From behavioral and cognitive conditions to tumors and traumatic injuries, we work with you to create a treatment plan that is tailored to your goals.

Deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a surgical procedure that involves implanting electrodes in the brain, which deliver electrical impulses that block or change the abnormal activity that cause symptom.

Endovascular coiling

This is a minimally invasive technique where a catheter is passed through the groin up into the artery containing the aneurysm.

Gamma Knife™

Gamma Knife™ is a non-invasive treatment for patients with deep brain tumors and abnormal blood vessels in the brain. A dose of gamma radiation is directed by highly sophisticated computer technology to the tumor site, sparing the surrounding healthy tissue.

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Intensity Modulation Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

IMRT is a specialized radiation directed to the size, shape and location of the tumor to minimize the amount of healthy tissue that is exposed to radiation.

Services

We offer you the whole network of Marshfield Clinic Health System knowledge, expertise and teamwork for diagnostic, rehabilitation, pain management and surgical skills to deliver best-in-class personalized treatment.

Diagnostic services

When you have a neurological problem, our experts work to get an accurate diagnosis as quickly as possible. We offer diagnostic services for neurological conditions, using advanced technology and testing practices. Some common tests your provider may request to help diagnose your condition, includes:

Electromyography (EMG) evaluates and records electrical activity of muscles to measure how well and how fast nerves send electrical signals.
Electroencephalogram (EEG) measures and records electrical activity of the brain.
Lumbar Puncture, also known as a spinal tap, collects and examines fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord to find the cause of infections, inflammation, cancer or bleeding.
Polysomnography, also known as a sleep study, is a comprehensive test used to diagnose sleep disorders. It records your brain waves, oxygen levels, heart rate and breathing, as well as eye and leg movements. It is one of several sleep studies you may have depending on your sleep disorder, and can be done in our sleep center or at home.

Pediatric Care

Our board-certified pediatric specialists provide care in neurology, neuropsychology, neurosurgery, neuro-oncology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy, speech and language pathology and sleep medicine.

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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our physical medicine and rehabilitation physiatrists and physical and occupational therapists are dedicated to treating the effects of injury, illness and surgery in inpatient and outpatient settings.

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Pain Management

Our interdisciplinary pain treatment team consists of several interventional pain physicians, pain psychologists, and advanced practice nurse practitioners. Our collaborative comprehensive assessment uses our combined expertise in pain management to develop an individualized treatment plan to manage the underlying cause of your pain.

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Sleep Medicine

Our sleep medicine specialists focus on helping people who have persistent trouble with their sleep. They can detect and treat both common and rare sleep disorders through sleep studies and diagnostic services with in-lab and at home options. Patients have access to accredited sleep labs in Beaver Dam, Marshfield and Rice Lake, an inpatient-sleep center in Marshfield and a sleep lab in Eau Claire.

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Neuropsychology

Our experts evaluate and provide guiding interventions for head injuries, attention problems, learning disorders and other factors that can affect developmental, behavioral and cognitive abilities.

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Telehealth options

We offer telehealth at home appointments as one convenient way for you to see your Neurosciences provider. We can connect you with your provider via telephone, laptop or other mobile device from your own home.

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Neurosciences Blog Posts

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Treating Parkinson’s symptoms improves quality of life

Parkinson’s is a disease of the brain that affects fine motor skills and balance. This progressive disorder happens when there is a loss of dopamine neurons in the brain. The decrease in dopamine causes abnormal brain activity. Read more


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