We hope you had a chance to watch the story that aired on Sunday, June 7th on Fox 9 news about a wonderful young woman, who also has Multiple Sclerosis, getting ready to walk down the aisle.
At the time of a sudden onset of extremely severe symptoms culminating in a coma, doctors were uncertain whether Sara Woelflin would survive. With the help of a team of hospital doctors including on-call Noran Clinic neurologist Dr. Evans, she began a number of MS therapies. Her efforts combined with an amazing response to these therapies allowed her to surpass initial expectations and walk down the aisle at her wedding. Dr. Susan Evans says, “…she is a wonderful, wonderful example of how far the treatment has come in Multiple Sclerosis, and hopefully all neurologic diseases.”
If you missed it, you can watch the news clip below.
Dr. Exconde was recently interviewed for a story that aired yesterday, June 1st on CBS, in regards to the new registry for medical marijuana that opened up yesterday. Many people have been waiting for this registry to open, and to find out if their doctors would be participating. If you missed it, you can find the story here:
You can find original here on the WCCO CBS Local webpage: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/06/01/thousands-seeking-marijuana-prescriptions-may-not-get-them/
You can also read the reasons for the Noran Clinic’s position on participation in the MN Medical Marijuana Program in our previous post, here:
Noran Clinic’s Position on the MN Medical Marijuana Program
We will continue to follow the progress of the MN Medical Marijuana Program in regards to changes that may impact us and our patients in the future.
The Noran Clinic affirms its goal of providing state of the art medical care for all neurological conditions. We aim to provide our patients with treatments that are scientifically proven to be safe and therapeutically effective.
- Marijuana has not been adequately studied according to federal standards. Therefore, its benefits and risks are still not scientifically proven by sound research. We view it like any other medicine under development.
- Under the MN medical marijuana program, the treating provider will not have any control over the dosage and active ingredients (THC vs CBD) of the substance to be dispensed. Instead, the Cannabis Patient Centers will be making these important clinical decisions without input from the provider.
- Medical marijuana will not be covered by any health insurance plans. We do not want to create additional expenses for our patients until we better understand its safety and health benefits.
Because of these reasons, the Noran Clinic will not be participating in the state medical marijuana program at this time.
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:
*UPDATE 6/1/15: Below link has been updated, should now work!*
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.
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!
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.
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!
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:
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!
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!
STRIKE OUT STROKE ON MAY 7th, 2015!
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.
We 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