49.1 F

Experienced physician named medical director of neuroscience institute



John Farr Rothrock, M.D., neurologist, has joined Renown Health as the medical director for Renown Institute for Neurosciences. Dr. Rothrock officially joined the team of specialists July 1.

With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Rothrock specializes in headache and stroke and is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology and headache. He has been cited in “America’s Top Doctors” and “Best Doctors in America” in each of the past 10 years. In 2007 he was cited in “Men’s Health” magazine as one of the 20 top neurologists in America, and in 2008 he received the same citation in “Women’s Health.”

“Renown Institute for Neuroscience is committed to advancing medical research,” said David Veillette, executive vice president of specialty hospitals for Renown Health. “With the expertise that Dr. Rothrock brings, patients needing complex neurological care can stay close to home while receiving world-class treatment and care.”

Dr. Rothrock’s office will be located on the third floor of 85 Kirman across the street of Renown Regional Medical Center.

About Renown Institute for Neurosciences

Renown Institute for Neurosciences, the only one of its kind in northern Nevada, is dedicated to ensuring world-class neurological treatment is available right here at home. Patients with neurological disorders, including strokes and aneurysms, receive state-of-the art treatment without being referred outside of our community. The Institute’s specialists combine their expertise and experience with the most advanced technology to handle complex neurological cases.

Services include the latest treatments for stroke, muscular dystrophy, ALS, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, as well as neurosurgery and interventional radiology. For those who have suffered an illness requiring rehabilitation, a team of highly skilled nurses, physicians and therapists helps patients regain their independence and improve their quality of life.

Renown’s Comprehensive Stroke Center became the first in Nevada to earn the Gold Seal of Approval Primary Stroke Center certification for stroke care by The Joint Commission. This prestigious certification signifies that the Comprehensive Stroke Center meets the highest national standards for healthcare safety and quality of care.

The Renown Institute for Neurosciences also hosts Stroke Support Groups on the second Wednesday of every month from 6-7 p.m. at Renown Rehabilitation Hospital, 1495 Mill Street. These meetings are offered for stroke survivors, their family members, friends and caregivers. Topics will vary by month, please contact, 775-982-6201, to confirm.

This Is Reno is your source for award-winning independent, online Reno news and events since 2009. We are locally owned and operated.