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St. Luke’s Clinic – Neurology: Meridian

Our providers offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for people ages 15 and older who need neurological care. A neurologist specializes in disorders of the nervous system, including brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscles. This can include epilepsy, stroke, sleep disorders, multiple sclerosis, migraines, and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.

Providers

  • Neurology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Neurology

    Biography

    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.  

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Neurology

    Biography

    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.


    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Neurology

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Neurology

    Biography

    Michael Parker, FNP-BC works to manage medically refractory headaches, and has experience in family medicine, psychiatric medicine, and in treating hospitalized patients. He is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

    Michael is an Idaho native, and earned his bachelor's degree in nursing from Boise State University. He earned his master's degree at Gonzaga University.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Neurology

    Biography

    Ryan Smith, DO is the only fellowship-trained headache and facial pain neurologist in Idaho. He 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.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

  • Neurology

    Biography

    Cong Zhi Zhao, MD specializes in deep brain stimulation (DBS) therapy for conditions such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, dystonia, and other movement disorders and neurological conditions. In addition to her clinical practice, she evaluates patients as part of the multidisciplinary Movement Disorder Clinic. She enjoys helping all of her patients live their fullest possible lives and encourages each one to work hard toward their goals.

    Dr. Zhao earned her bachelor's degree in bio-engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army.

    Availability

    Accepting new patients
    • St. Luke's Health Partner
      St. Luke's Health Partner

      These providers work together to achieve patient-centered care, using proven best practices to offer better care to you and your family.

    • Specialties, Conditions & Treatments

Procedures & Treatments

  • Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a therapy that can improve quality-of-life when medication cannot be further optimized.

Conditions

  • Epilepsy

    A common condition that causes repeated seizures.

  • Multiple Sclerosis

    A condition affecting the brain and spinal cord that impacts muscle control and strength, vision, balance, and more.

  • Stroke

    Stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts. Brain damage can begin within minutes, so act quickly.

  • Headaches

    If you have sudden, severe headaches; persistent headaches; or a headache after suffering a blow to the head, you may need to seek medical treatment.

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