Oregon Neurology Associates



OUR PROVIDERS

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.


Sara Batya, MD


Sara Batya, MD, is a board certified neurologist with fellowship training in movement disorders, which include Parkinson's Disease, Essential Tremor, Huntington Disease, Dystonia, tremor, tics, and Restless Leg Syndrome. She is a specialist in the management of deep brain stimulation and the non-surgical care of the complex and multifaceted aspects of these diseases. In addition she enjoys developing long-term relationships with her patients.

Dr. Batya understands the important task of choosing a care provider who is sensitive and compassionate. “My goal in treating my patients is simple - be kind and listen well. I care for my patients the same way I would care for family members and in the same manner in which I would want to be treated,” she says.

Dr. Batya earned her medical degree from Tulane University in 2004. She completed her residency in adult neurology and her fellowship in movement disorders at Stanford University.


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 cerebi).

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.


Felicia Ferguson, MD

Felicia Ferguson, MD, is a board-certified general neurologist with specialty training in dementia and epilepsy. Her special interests include the treatment of multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, Parkinson's disease and headaches.

Dr. Ferguson takes the time to get to know her patients, their condition and their goals. "Earning a patient's trust, making them feel comfortable, and empowering them with information is important to me," she says. "My father was a physician, and my love and respect for him influenced my decision to go into medicine."

Dr. Ferguson earned her medical degree at University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She received her medical training at Stanislaus Medical Center in Modesto, California, then went on to study neurology at Oregon Health & Science University, where she received specialty training in epilepsy and geriatric neurology.

"My family is my foundation and strength. I have a wonderful husband and two beautiful children. When I'm not working, we enjoy swimming, hiking and exploring our beautiful city."


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.


Alexandre J. Lockfeld, MD


Alexandre J. Lockfeld, MD, has a special interest and fellowship training in epilepsy. He strives for clear and open communication with his patients, and encourages them to understand their condition and to actively participate in medical decision-making.

Dr. Lockfeld received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in 1985. He completed his neurology residency at the University of California, San Diego, and finished his epilepsy fellowship there in 1990.  He is board certified in neurology and clinical neurophysiology. He has participated in clinical research in epilepsy and stroke. He and his wife raised a son and a daughter in Eugene and his interests include bicycling, skiing, and kayaking.

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.


Audrey Sullivan, PA-C


Audrey Sullivan, PA-C, has a special interest in movement disorders, including Parkinson's, Essential Tremor, and Dystonia. Audrey provides individualized care, helping patients feel comfortable and empowered as participants in their health care decisions.

Audrey chose neurology because of her interest in the scope of the human brain and the many different ways neurological disorders present themselves.

"We know so much about how the brain works, but it is still the body's greatest mystery," she says. "There is a constant flow of new research, and it's exciting to be part of an ever-changing field."

Audrey received her Master of Medical Science and Physician Assistant Studies from Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.



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