Oregon Neurology Associates

We've moved!
We are now seeing patients at our new office at
1 Hayden Bridge Way in Springfield (map).


Medicine is a calling, not a business, for the providers at Oregon Neurology Associates. Our seasoned neurologists are the region's experts at diagnosing, managing and treating the full spectrum of neurological disorders. Beyond that comprehensive expertise, they also have areas of subspecialty training and special interest.

All our neurologists are members of the American Academy of Neurology and the Lane County Medical Society. Many of our doctors are members of other subspecialty medical societies and organizations as well.

Michael Balm, MD

Michael Balm, MD, a board-certified neurologist, has a special interest in diagnosing and treating disorders of the peripheral nerves and muscles. That interest is supported by his additional board certification in clinical neurophysiology and subspecialty training in the use of electrodiagnostic testing.

Dr. Balm's patients have complimented him on his communication skills, and he takes time to make sure patients understand their disorders and their treatment options. "I'm a member of this community, and I want to take time to provide compassionate care. It's important that my patients know why we do things, how we can help, and what it all means," he says.

Dr. Balm graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1991. He completed a neurology residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1995 and his neurophysiology/electromyography fellowship at Mayo Clinic in 1996.

David A. Clark, DO

David A. Clark, DO, is a board certified neurologist with fellowship training in neuro-ophthalmology, as well as special interest in multiple sclerosis. As a neuro-ophthalmologist he specializes in double vision, ocular myasthenia gravis, nystagmus and other ocular oscillations, blepharospasm and hemifacial spasm, vision loss due to optic nerve or brain disease, visual field defects, ptosis, pupil abnormalities, and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri).

Dr. Clark provides comprehensive neurological services that his patients can trust. I am committed to providing quality health care in a comfortable atmosphere to my patients, he says.

Dr. Clark graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2007. He completed neurology residency at Michigan State University in 2011, followed by fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology with an emphasis in Multiple Sclerosis at Michigan State University.

Raymond N. Englander, MD

Raymond N. Englander, MD, is a founding partner of Oregon Neurology Associates. He has a special interest in strokes and served as the first medical director of Sacred Heart Medical Center's Stroke Center. He participates in public awareness campaigns to educate people about stroke warning signs. "I'm interested in each and every patient, and strive for the best outcomes possible," he says. "And our group is dedicated to providing the highest-quality care for all patients, regardless how complicated their medical problems may be."

Dr. Englander earned his medical degree at the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1972. He finished his neurology residency at the University of Virginia Hospital in 1976. He is board certified in neurology. 

Dr. Englander was physician implementation chairman and medical informaticist for Sacred Heart Medical Center's electronic medical record. Today he serves as the Administrative Medical Director for Neurosciences at Sacred Heart RiverBend. He is widely published, especially in the areas of epilepsy and strokes, and has been a principal or sub-investigator in more than 75 clinical trials.

Jeffrey Frank, MD

Jeffrey Frank, MD, specializes in pediatric neurology. The only child neurologist from Portland to Roseburg, Dr. Frank provides comprehensive neurological services, including diagnosis and treatment of seizures/epilepsy, migraines, cerebral palsy, tics/Tourette syndrome as well as management of neuromuscular, neurocutaneous and neurogenetic syndromes.

Dr. Frank's interest in neurology dates back to childhood, which led to his pursuit of a Bachelor's degree in neuroscience. In medical school, he knew immediately he would focus on pediatrics. "I get so much joy out of being around kids," he says. Dr. Frank believes that the physician-patient-parent relationship is an integral part of every child's care.

Dr. Frank graduated from Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine in 2009. He completed a pediatric internship and residency at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2011, and received fellowship training in child neurology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, where he was chief resident for two years.

Mark O. Herring

Mark O. Herring, MD, especially enjoys his long-term relationships with patients who have chronic neurological disorders, including multiple sclerosis, migraines, Parkinson's, strokes and Alzheimer's. As a "migrainer" himself, and with several spine operations under his belt, he relates especially well with those patients. "I enjoy visiting with all my patients, even those with difficult problems," he says.  "I really care about them, and feel fortunate to practice with partners who are truly compassionate."

Dr. Herring earned his medical degree at Dartmouth Medical School in 1980. He completed a residency in neurology at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, and was chief resident. He did additional training in psychiatry at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital. He is board eligible in neurology. Dr. Herring is the former chief of medicine at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital, where he was also stroke director, served on the physicians' leadership group, and was chair of the medical ethics committee.

Nelya Curry, PA-C

Nelya Curry, PA-C, is a nationally certified and state-licensed physician assistant who was drawn to neurology because of its complexity. Her goal is to lessen the burdens placed on patients by diseases that can ultimately change the way people interpret and interact with the world.

Nelya is grateful to be given the opportunity to get to know each patient - their mind, their identity, their values, and what makes their life worth living - as they begin working together in the medical decision-making process.

"I believe the best medicine is when patients are properly informed and feel empowered to take part in their health decisions," she says.

Nelya was born in the Ukraine and immigrated to Oregon as a child. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland. Outside of work, she enjoys hiking, trail running, gardening and reading.

Brittany Farro, PA-C

Brittany Farro, PA-C, has a special interest in research and multidisciplinary clinics for neurological diseases such as ALS/MDA, Huntington's disease and TIA. Her background includes work with cerebrovascular disease, neuromuscular medicine, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders. Brittany supports patients through diagnosis, physical examination, and interpreting of lab work and neurodiagnostics.

Brittany decided on neurology as a career when she was a senior in high school. She's fascinated by the complexity and intricacy of the body's physiology, and she has a heart for people.

"I am grateful to be able to care for our patients and help them in ways that they can maintain their quality of life," she says. "There are so many good things happening in the research field to help patients live better."

Brittany is a 2012 graduate of DeSales University.

Camille Reerslev, PA-C

Camille Reerslev, PA-C, is a Eugene-area native who returned after completing graduate school at Idaho State University. She practiced family medicine locally before coming to Oregon Neurology Associates to expand her knowledge base while continuing to provide thoughtful care to patients.

She has a special interest in managing chronic conditions as well as building a rapport with patients through continued care over time. "I feel privileged to be working alongside respectful, skilled physicians to help reduce the debilitating nature of patients' diseases and improve their quality of life."

Camille was happy to return to the Willamette Valley where she enjoys participating in the numerous available outdoor activities as well as spending time with her family. She stays active by playing tennis, hiking and taking group fitness classes; all beneficial and necessary activities as she also loves to cook and bake.

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