Montana Neuroscience Institute
Neurological symptoms can range from headaches to tremors and movement disorders. Whether your condition is chronic or sudden and severe, we’ll ease your concerns by offering exceptional diagnosis and care.
The Montana Neuroscience Institute at Providence St. Patrick Hospital is home to specialists who offer skilled treatment for common and rare brain, spine and nerve disorders. We offer all the services you need, from evaluation to neurosurgery or ongoing care for MS, Parkinson’s, dementia and many other neurological conditions.
As a nationally certified Advanced Primary Stroke Center, our stroke experts are ready at any hour to offer fast, lifesaving care. Whatever your condition, neurosurgeons, neurologists, pain specialists and others combine leading-edge expertise, therapies and resources. Our teams work together for you, from your first visit through recovery on your path to better health.
Depending on your condition, your doctor may refer you to specialists at one of our affiliated clinics.
We treat these and other conditions:
- ALS and other neurodegenerative diseases
- Arteriovenous malformation (AVM)
- Back pain
- Brain, spine and skull base tumors
- Epilepsy and seizure disorders
- Facial pain
- Head and neck conditions
- Migraine and other headaches
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Neck and back pain
- Nerve pain
- Parkinson’s disease
- Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
- Spinal disease and disorders
- Spine trauma
- Transient ischemic attack
- Traumatic brain and spine injuries
- Vascular disease
At Providence, our specialists work across many areas of medicine to provide complete care, from consultation and diagnostic imaging through recovery and follow-up care.
Our treatments and services include:
- Advanced imaging, testing and diagnosis
- Emergency brain and spine trauma and injury care
- Emergency intervention and stroke care
- Intensive and critical care services
- Medical therapies and management
- Pain management
- Rehabilitation services
- Sleep medicine
- Neurosurgery, including brain, neck, back and spine
- Minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical procedures
Symptoms of stroke are a medical emergency — even a “mini stroke” or transient ischemic attack (TIA), which has symptoms that last less than an hour and raises your risk of heart attack and another stroke. Every minute counts. Stroke happens suddenly, so it’s important to be prepared and call 911 without delay.
We provide lifesaving stroke care for our region and stay on the leading edge of stroke care. Our stroke team reaches out to raise public awareness to save lives and improve peoples’ quality of life after stroke.
We’re nationally certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a respected independent organization. We’re part of an established program recognized for high standards of care. If you arrive at the St. Patrick Hospital emergency room with symptoms of stroke or TIA, you’re immediately evaluated by specially trained nurses, doctors and technicians. You’re always assured of rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Emergency stroke services include:
- Stroke experts available around the clock, seven days a week, to immediately evaluate stroke symptoms within minutes of arrival
- Evaluation and treatment using guidelines that address both emergency treatment and ongoing care for improved outcomes
- Rapid imaging and telestroke neurologists
- 24/7 interventional radiologists
If you arrive at the St. Patrick Hospital emergency room with symptoms of stroke or TIA, you’re immediately evaluated by specially trained nurses, doctors and technicians. You’re always assured of rapid diagnosis and treatment.
Additional stroke care resources include:
- A dedicated stroke nurse who coordinates care
- The latest advances, ranging from clot-busting drugs to improved vascular surgery techniques
- Specialists including cardiology, radiology, rehabilitation, nursing and emergency medicine experts
- State-of-the-art facilities and the latest technology
Our inpatient stroke unit includes constant monitoring and care by specialists to reduce complications of stroke. We keep you and your family fully informed about your condition and care, including what to expect and assistance if you have questions or need specialized help.
We’re nationally certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission, a respected independent organization. We’re part of an established program recognized for high standards of care, including:
- American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll
- Gold Plus Award and Honor Roll Elite, recognized for at least a year of 75% or higher achievement of door-to-needle treatment times within an hour of certain stroke symptoms
- Silver or Gold “Get With The Guidelines” Stroke Recognition status
Our approach combines the skills of many specialists. Your care team may include these or other care providers:
- Ear, nose and throat doctors
- Occupational therapists
- Orthopedic doctors
- Pain specialists
- Physical therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Sleep medicine specialists
- Speech-language therapists