Dr. Tarrel discusses Aneurysm on WCCO Radio


In light of the tragic injury and death of a young man during a recent baseball game that has since been attributed to a possible aneurysm, Dr. Ronald Tarrel spends some time discussing aneurysm with Jordana Green of WCCO Radio. You can listen to their discussion to learn more about what an aneurysm is, what may indicate one, and how it is treated when they are found:

5/28/15 Jordana Green Show: A couple of tragic events on sports fields leads Jordana to find out more on aneurysms. 

To learn more about Dr. Tarrel, you can view his bio here:

Dr. Ronald Tarrel

If you have additional questions about aneurysm and would like to schedule an appointment with a neurologist experienced in the management of your condition, please contact Noran Neurological Clinic at 612-879-1500.

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Congrats to Dr. John Damergis on being selected a Top Doctors Rising Star!


We are proud to share that Dr. John Damergis was just notified of his selection for the Top Doctors Rising Stars list in Mpls-St. Paul Magazine! Rising Star is a subcategory among Super Doctors, “highlighting Twin Cities physicians who have noteworthy achievements early in their careers.” We will look forward to seeing Dr. Damergis included in this list in the October 2015 publication of Mpls St. Paul Magazine, as well as online at mspmag.com and superdoctors.com!

To see the criteria used to select doctors for both the Super Doctors list and the Rising Stars list, check out The Super Doctors Selection Process

To learn more about Dr. Damergis, check out his bio here: Dr. Damergis Bio

Congratulations on being a Rising Star, Dr. Damergis! We at Noran Clinic and Noran Sleep Center know there is a bright future still ahead of you!

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Ryan is putting on the miles for the MS 150!

Ryan McCartney of our business office and Jessica Nelson PAC are both dedicated to completing the Bike MS 150 this summer, and are working to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis! 150 miles is a long ways to go by bike, and a lot of training is needed to get your body ready for that kind of workout. Ryan shares his latest training update!

We are now less than 60 days away from the MS 150!! With the sunnier weather on its way Team Noran Clinic has gotten outside and been making great progress with our riding. There is still plenty of time and room to join Team Noran Clinic to support finding a cure for MS by riding along with us or you can simply make a donation to support Team Noran Clinic here.

Ryan MS 150 update


Even if you aren’t participating yourself, I know the bicyclists would love to see people cheering them on from the side lines! You can also support his efforts by making a donation to MS research – his page is linked above, but here is the full link as well: http://main.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/MNMBikeEvents?team_id=412795&pg=team&fr_id=24936

Nice work Ryan, keep those miles coming!


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We are now seeing patients in Lakeville!

We are excited to be seeing patients at our new Lakeville location as of today! Remember, if you were previously seeing your provider at the Burnsville office, that office has moved to our new home in Lakeville!

Noran Clinic Lakeville
16372 Kenrick Avenue, Suite 100
Lakeville, MN 55044

Find our location information on the Noran Clinic website:


Lakeville building photo

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Join us at the Woodbury Area Community EXPO this upcoming Sat, April 25th!

Expo Flyer 2015 - 1

Expo Flyer 2015 - 1

The Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to bring your family to the Community EXPO, a fun, “Main Street for a day”- atmosphere with FREE admission!  Visit booths of more than 175 local businesses and sample tasty food by local restaurants.

Sing and dance to the Enchanted Frozen Sisters, The Bazillions and other great entertainment on the main stage plus enjoy performances by local organizations on the community stage.  Enjoy kids’ activities such as science experiments, face painting, a bounce house, crazy scientist hair and more for the entire family.

Visit the vehicle fair featuring a fire truck, police squad, big and small trucks, donate at the Red Cross Blood drive and catch a puppet show put on by Woodbury Parks and Recreation.  Register to Win Gift Cards from Byerly’s in Woodbury, Valley Creek Shopping Mall and $1,000 cash from the Woodbury Area Chamber of Commerce.

In honor of Noran Neurological Clinic’s new location opening in Lake Elmo this summer, we are happy to be sponsoring the Entertainment Stage during the EXPO! If you are a part of the east metro community, be sure to stop in, meet other partners in health in the Woodbury and surrounding areas, and enjoy some great performances for free!

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Have you heard? Our Burnsville Office has found a new home – in Lakeville!

Lakeville Map

We are excited to share that we are putting the finishing touches on a new clinic location for the south metro, due to open next week! We are moving out of our current Burnsville location, and into a newly remodeled, larger clinic space in Lakeville. All of our Burnsville doctors will start seeing their patients in Lakeville as of April 20th!

Check back in for pictures of our new office!

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Join the Minnesota Stroke Association & Dr. Tarrel on May 7th for Strike Out Stroke with the Twins!



On May 7th, 2015, the Minnesota Twins play against the Oakland Athletics at Target Field. As in years past, this game in the month of May brings extra inspiration for those who attend – and participate.

From the Minnesota Stroke Association:

Strike Out Stroke is presented each May during Stroke Awareness Month in partnership with the Minnesota Twins baseball team. At its heart, the event honors stroke survivors from the previous year. The 2015 Strike Out Stroke day will take place on Thursday, May 7.

Area hospitals are invited to bring stroke survivors who are honored at a rally prior to an afternoon Twins game. After a brief address, each hospital presents its patients and says a few words about their journey back from stroke. This is also a time to highlight the work of the Minnesota Stroke Association.

Prior to the game, stroke survivors sing the national anthem. Also, a health professional speaks briefly about stroke, and information on stroke is shown on the stadium’s screen.

Tarrel_Ronald_webWe at Noran Clinic are proud that once again, one of our neurologists as well as a stroke specialist for Abbott Northwestern Hospital, will be among those addressing the crowds this year. We hope that you will join us, Dr. Tarrel, and the Minnesota Stroke Association at this year’s Strike Out Stroke Twins game in support of Stroke Awareness, and to honor some phenomenal survivors.

For more information on tickets: Strike Out Stroke 2015



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Great News! Pediatric appointments in 2 weeks!

With the recent addition of Peds Neurologist Dr. Spiegel, we have pediatric neurology appts available within 2 weeks !






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Training Update for the Bike MS 150 mile ride – Ryan & Noran Clinic

Ryan McCartney takes his training outside for the first time during a winter warm stretch

Ryan McCartney takes his training outside for the first time during a winter warm stretch

Our first update from Ryan McCartney, our very own Noran Clinic Employee who has signed up to complete the Bike MS Challenge this summer and raise some money for a wonderful cause, dear to many of our patients!

MS 150 training (1)Training has officially started! January 31st 2015 was my first outdoor training session to get back to that feeling of biking outside with the wind on my face and cool air in my lungs. While it’s still cold and snowy I’m only putting in an hour or so outdoors to compliment my stationary bike at home or at the gym, keeping a weekly goal of 5 hours per week. As we get closer I will be spending more time outside and bumping up that weekly goal – it’s all about getting a lot of good “seat time.” :)

MS 150 training (3)Team Noran Clinic is still looking for more team members and support donations! If Team Noran Clinic can reach our goal of $1,000 in support we will be given yellow jerseys to wear during the race and will be supporting MS as Golden Gear Club members. The National MS Society makes sure that more than 79 cents out of every dollar raised goes to improve the lives of people living with MS – Help us reach our goal and stand out from the crowd while we raise awareness and support for all those living with MS!

~Ryan McCartney

Check out more information on the MS 150 Event in our first blog post here: Noran Clinic Employee to Represent in the Bike MS

You can also check out the Noran Clinic Team page and support Ryan here: Noran Clinic Bike MS Team Page

You can also start your own team and support those with Multiple Sclerosis, or go cheer them on throughout the course! Be sure to watch for more updates!

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Dr. Vaou Discusses Depression and Parkinson’s Disease on the Mary Hanson Show

Dr. Okeanis Vaou, neurologist at Noran Clinic and fellowship trained in sleep medicine and movement disorders, was interviewed by the Mary Hanson show previously to discuss the non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Mary Hanson and her viewers were interested in hearing more detail about one of these non-motor symptoms in particular: depression in Parkinson’s. Watch the video below of her the interview and learn more about this important, invisible symptom of Parkinson’s Disease with Mary Hanson and Dr. Okeanis Vaou.

You can find the original video posted on Mary Hanson’s YouTube page here: Mary Hanson Interviews Dr. Vaou About Depression and Parkinson’s.

You can also watch the previous interview with Dr. Vaou from 2013 here: Mary Hanson Interviews Dr. Vaou About the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s.

To learn more about Dr. Vaou, visit her bio page here.



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