Salida, Colorado-Yvonne Rollins, M.D., a neurologist with subspecialties in electrodiagnostic
and neuromuscular medicine, has joined the medical staff at Heart of the
Rockies Regional Medical Center. She will offer complementary services
to fellow HRRMC neurologist, Suzanne Lesage, M.D.
Dr. Rollins provides general neurology care and also specializes in nerve
conduction testing and electromyography (EMG), which measures the activity
of muscles and nerves to determine if there is nerve injury or damage.
People who experience numbness, pain, weakness, and low back or neck pain
may be referred to Dr. Rollins for further evaluation.
Before joining HRRMC, Dr. Rollins worked at the Regional West Medical Center
in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She performed EMGs and provided general neurology
services for inpatients and outpatients.
Prior to that, she was an assistant professor in the department of neurology
at the University of Colorado, Denver, for four years. She was one of
the department's neuromuscular specialists and clinical trial investigators.
Dr. Rollins earned her medical degree and a Ph.D. in pharmacology from
the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She also completed
her internship in internal medicine, a residency in neurology, and a neuromuscular
fellowship at the University of Colorado.
She acted as the principal investigator for a number of research studies
on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and has published numerous articles
in peer-reviewed medical journals on the disease. Dr. Rollins is a member
of the American Academy of Neurology.
"We have found that neurology services are in very high demand in
our area," said hospital CEO Bob Morasko. "Adding Dr. Rollins
to our medical staff will expand the services that we are able to offer
patients and make it easier to schedule an appointment with a local neurologist
Patients seeking neurology services can make an appointment with Dr. Rollins
at the HRRMC Medical Clinics in Salida by calling (719) 530-2000.