Story Medical is pleased to announce that consultation, testing, treatment and continuing care for neurological conditions is now available through its Outpatient Clinic. Neurologist and sleep medicine specialist, Selden Spencer, MD, joined the Story Medical Outpatient Clinic team in July. Dr. Spencer is a physician in the neurology department at McFarland Clinic in Ames and is qualified to care for both children and adults.
Dr. Spencer’s primary focus will be on patients with sleep disorders. In late 2011, Story Medical began using SomniTech as their sleep testing provider. SomniTech conducts sleep studies that will accurately diagnose a patient’s exact sleep disorder. All SomniTech tests are supervised and interpreted by Dr. Spencer, who is a board-certified sleep medicine specialist and neurologist specializing in sleep medicine. SomniTech’s care combined with the expertise of Dr. Spencer meets the highest national standards for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders.
All sleep studies conducted at Story Medical are performed in calm and comfortable rooms designed to reduce anxiety and provide patients with many of the comforts of home. To find out if a sleep study is appropriate, potential patients can visit www.storymedical.org and take the “What’s Your Bedtime Story” sleep study quiz on the homepage.
In addition to diagnosis and treatment of sleep disorders, Dr. Spencer will see individuals for conditions caused by disorders of the nervous system. Patients may request a consultation with Dr. Spenser for issues such as dizziness, numbness or tingling in the body; memory loss or confusion; chronic headaches; or management of nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Dr. Spencer received his bachelor of arts degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA. He went on to study medicine at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Grand Forks, ND. He completed his internship in neurology at San Joaquin General Hospital in Stockton, CA, and his neurology residency at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. He also did fellowships and teaching at the University of Iowa and Washington University in St. Louis.
To make an appointment with Dr. Spencer at Story Medical, clients may call the McFarland Neurology Department at 515-239-4435 and request to see Dr. Spencer at Story Medical in Nevada.