Open Accessibility Menu

Second Neurologist Joins Hrrmc Medical Staff

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.Yvonne Rollins

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 sooner."

Patients seeking neurology services can make an appointment with Dr. Rollins at the HRRMC Medical Clinics in Salida by calling (719) 530-2000.