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(Denison, IA) – Three physicians from the Center for Neurosciences and Orthopaedic Spine (CNOS) of Dakota Dunes, SD will begin holding a monthly clinic at Crawford County Memorial Hospital beginning in December 2017. Dr. William Andrews, Dr. Mei He and Dr. Hendrik Klopper will start seeing patients with spinal conditions and for Electromyogram (EMG) tests and nerve conduction studies.

Bill Bruce, CCMH President and CEO, said, “CCMH is very pleased to bring CNOS on board for patients needing EMG studies. They are experts at delivering this kind of service. CNOS also brings a great deal of expertise to the table for spinal conditions along with the experience and commitment to provide technologically-advanced care.”

The physicians from the Center for Neurosciences and Orthopaedic Spine will staff the monthly clinic on a rotating basis. All scheduling for Denison appointments will be done through the CNOS Dakota Dunes office at 605-217-2667.

William Andrews, MD is Board Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. A native of Nabasas Park, VA, Dr. Andrews graduated from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He completed his internship and Residency, and received his Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. He has been practicing with CNOS since 2010.

Mei He, MD was born and raised in Beijing, China and received her medical training at the Beijing Medical University. Dr. He completed her Internship and Residency at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA and her Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology at the West Virginia University Hospital in Morgantown, WV. She is Board Certified in Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Sleep Medicine. She began her practice with CNOS in 2008.

Hendrik Klopper, MD is from Bloemfontein, South Africa and graduated from the University of South Dakota Medical School. He completed his internship in General Surgery, and his Residency in Neurosurgery, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Before joining CNOS, Dr. Klopper was employed as a Neurosurgeon with Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD. He is Board Certified in Neurological Surgery. He joined the CNOS staff earlier this year.

Founded in 1999, the CNOS group employs highly trained experts who are dedicated to providing the best specialty care possible for orthopaedic, neurological, neurosurgical, podiatric, and rheumatologic conditions in the tri-state region of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.

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Our Medical Staff

Attached to the hospital is the CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus, which is a provider-based rural health clinic. The Main Campus clinic currently has three family medical physicians, John Ingram, MD; Todd Woollen, MD, FAAFP; and John Lothrop, MD; and Dr. Elizabeth Brandt, a board –certified pediatrician. In addition, three advanced practitioners, Kathy Berens-Brownmiller, PA-C; Julie Graeve, ARNP; and Jill Kierscht, ARNP, are available to ensure the best care for patients of all ages. Drs. Ingram and Woollen also provide obstetrics services for their patients.

The CCMH Medical Clinic – City Center is located at 115 North 14th Street in uptown Denison. The City Center clinic is staffed by two advanced practitioners, Erin Schechinger, DNP and MacKenzi Smith, PA-C. The City Center clinic also houses Jim Greenwood and Jill Wonder. Both are licensed mental health counselors who provide child, family and adult counseling services. The CCMH Emergency Department is headed up by Craig Simons, DO. Dr. Simons is the Medical Director of CCMH Emergency Services.

Our Specialty Staff

CCMH Medical Clinic – Main Campus provides 24-hour coverage for community-based services for orthopaedics, obstetrics/gynecology and general surgery. A recent 6,000 square foot addition provides ample space to accommodate the needs of patients requiring these specialty services. Bradley Lister, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; Lori Johannsen, PA-C, orthopaedics; Douglas Bolda, MD, orthopaedic surgeon; Karl Hasik, MD, OB-GYN; Sarah Lundin, DO, OB-GYN; David Wright, DO, general surgeon; and Michael Thorstenson, MD, general surgeon, staff these services for CCMH.