Referral Cards



1.Absence Seizure



Doescher Jason S., MD

225 Smith Ave N Ste 201

Saint Paul, MN 55102

+1 (651) 241-5290

Fax: 651.241.5248


Child Neurology.


Epilepsy Surgery EvaluationClinical Outcome ResearchEvaluation &amp Treatment of Epileptic Aphasia/Landau Kleffner Syndrome

Absence Seizure refers to a disorder that induces a staring spell, mainly among children. The staring period lasts for less than ten seconds. It is caused by brain malfunction induced by faulty electrical activities (Wright, 2013).

Local support group: Minnesota Epilepsy Group,P.A ®

2.Acoustic Neuroma



Leffler-Mccabe Michael, MD

Minneapolis VA Health Care System

One Veterans Drive

Minneapolis, MN 55417

+1 612-725-2000




Acoustic Neuroma refers to a benign growth that occurs on the vestibulocochlear nerve or eighth cranial nerve. The link has two sections, and it functions as the link between the ear and the brain (Zur &amp Wiley InterScience (Online service), 2006).

Local support group: Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota – ANA Local Support Group Meeting –




McConnell, Kim S. MD

Phone Number: +1 (651) -291-2848 or 800-719-4040

Address: Gillette Childrens Specialty Healthcare, 6060 Clearwater Dr

Minnetonka, MN 55343


Interests: Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Pediatrician

Polio is a highly contagious viral disease that targets the central nervous system, and may result into permanent or temporary paralysis (Scheld et al. 2004).

Support group: Post Polio Awareness &amp Support Society

of Minnesota –




Ebrahim Ayesha, MD

(651) 379-1600

651-406-8860Fax: 651-406-8870Urgent Care: 651-406-887

Address: 880 Blue Gentian Rd Suite 150 Eagan

Saint Paul, MN 55121

Website: Fairview Clinics –

Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes &amp Metabolism

Acromegaly refers to a syndrome that occurs in humans with anterior pituitary glands that continues synthesizing surplus growth hormone (GH) past the epiphyseal plate closure during puberty (Scheld et al. 2004).

Support group: Daily Strength –




Willenbring Mark L., MD

Contacts: +1 651-241-5959

Adress: 332 Minnesota St Suite W1260, Saint Paul, MN 55101

Website: Addiction Psychiatry, Allina Mental Health Saint Paul Clinic

Specialty: Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry

Bipolar refers to a mental condition that is characterized by changing episodes of depression and elation (Wood &amp Anderson, 1988).

Support group: DBSA Support Groups (Depression &amp Bipolar Support Alliance)

St. Paul — Highland Park

1st, 3rd and 5th Wednesday, 7:00-8:30pm, St. Paul JCC, 1375 St. Paul Avenue,

Contact: Mary Richards, 651-636-4012




Pearce Sue Kottschade, Psy. D., LPAddress: 821 Raymond Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55114Phone Number: +1.612.296.8373Website:


  • Play therapy

  • Family change issues such as separation/divorce, foster care,

  • adoption, and attachment issues

  • Abuse and trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders

  • Behavior problems such as ADHD and oppositionality/defiance

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by difficulty in maintaining attention, impulsive acting, or hyperactivity that is unlike an individual’s age (Wood &amp Anderson, 1988).

Support group: ADHD Support Group: ADHD in Minnesota –

7.Addison`s disease



Corbett Victor A., MD

Contact: 651-241-5000

Address: 255 Smith Ave N Suite 100, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Website: Allina Health United Medical Specialties Clinic

Specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes &amp Metabolism, Endocrinology &amp Metabolism

Addison`s disease is a disorder that occurs in persons with adrenal cortex with insufficient production of hormones. Major symptoms of the disease include significant weakness, progressive anaemia, bronze discoloration, and low blood pressure (Becker, 2001).

Support group: Addison’s –

8.Chronic Migraines



Collins Matthew, D.C., D.A.C.R.B

Address: 261 Ruth St N, Saint Paul, MN 55119

Phone: (651) 925-5530

Fax: 651.646.8332, Email: [email protected]

Website: Woodwinds Hospital –

Specialty: Obstetrics &amp Gynecology, Advanced Specialty Care For Women

Chronic Migraines

Chronic migraine is a severe neurological condition associated with repeated extreme headaches caused by various independent nervous system patterns. The condition often lasts for 2-72 hours and an individual may experience light sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting (Wood &amp Anderson, 1988).

Support group: iHATEheadaches –




Wu Sou-Pan, MD

Contacts: 651-254-3456

Address: 45 10th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Website: Regions Hospital –

Specialty: Rheumatology, Internal Medicine

Lupus refers to any of the conditions that are characterized by skin inflammation (Wright, 2013).

Support group: Lupus Foundation of Minnesota – The Atrium Suite 135

2626 East 82nd StreetBloomington, MN 55425

Phone: 952-746-5151Toll-Free: 1-800-645-1131

10. Cornealulcer



Weingarden Alan S., MD

Contacts: (651) 738- 6500, (800) 727- 2279

Address: 307th St Ste 260 St Paul, MN, United States

Website: St. Paul Eye Clinic –

Specialty: Cornea conditions

Cornea cancer refers to an abnormal growth that occurs on the thin and transparent layer of the eye. The layer allows light to pass to reach the pupil, thus the excess growth may cause blindness (Zur &amp Wiley InterScience (Online service), 2006).

Support group: Support group: Cancer Hope Network –

Tel: 1-800-552-4366




Corey, Candy MD

Contact: 801.299.2504/ (651) 439-5330

Address: 927 Churchill St W Gold Wing

Stillwater, MN 55082

Website: Lakeview Hospital

Specialty: Hematology/Oncology

Hemophilia is a disease characterized by extremely poor blood clotting capability. Persons suffering from the condition bleed profusely even after suffering from a minor injury. The disease spreads through inheritance of faulty genes that lack coagulation factor (Wright, 2013).

Support group:

National Hemophilia Foundation

Address: 116 W 32nd St Fl 11, New York, NY, 10001-3212

Phone: (212) 328-3700

Website: http:/​/​www.​hemophilia.​org




Hapke Yoshiko N., MD

Contact: 612-221-4171

Address: 1919 University Ave W Ste 200Saint Paul, MN 55104

Website: Ramsey County Mental Health Center –

Specialty: Psychiatry

Meningitis is a disease associated with bacterial or viral infection. It is characterized by meninges, muscular rigidity, light sensitivity, and intense fever and headache (Wood &amp Anderson, 1988).

Support group: The National Meningitis Association (NMA) –

The National Meningitis Association, Inc. P.O. Box 725165 – Atlanta, GA 31139 • 1.866.366.3662




Quaday James W., MD

Contact: (651) 224 – 5895

Address: 225 Smith Ave N Ste 300 Saint Paul, MN 55102

Website: United Lung &amp Sleep Clinic –

Specialty: General Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine

Tuberculosis is an extreme bacterial condition associated with development of tubercles (nodules) in lung tissues. The disease is airborne and bacteria spread it (Wright, 2013).

Support group: Daily Strength




Praus Julie M., MD

Contact: (651) 266-7999/ 7900

Address: 1919 University Ave W Suite 200, Saint Paul, MN 55104

Website: Ramsey County Mental Hlth Ctr –

Specialty: psychiatry and behavior modification

Schizophrenia is a mental disease concerned with strange social characteristics and inability to differentiate between genuine and unreal things. Major symptoms of the disease include auditory hallucinations, false beliefs, reduced emotional expression and social engagement, and confused thinking (Wood &amp Anderson, 1988).

Support group: The mission of the Mental Health Association of Minnesota

15.Renal failure



Otteman Alec, MD

Contact: (612) 863-3150

Address: 360 Sherman St Ste 250Saint Paul, MN 55102

Website: Saint John’s Hospital –!1s0x52b2d404b9f467b3:0xbe1388e29d494920!2m5!2m2!1i80!2i80!3m1!2i100!3m1!7e1!4s!5sSaint+John%E2%80%99s+Hospital+website,+MN+-+Google+Search&ampsa=X&ampei=bOr9U6O0J5LlaK60gKAE&ampved=0CJkBEKIqMAo

Specialty: Nephrology

Renal failure refers is a disorder that makes the kidneys incapable to filter away the waste materials. The condition is subdivided into acute kidney injury that can be reversed after extensive treatment, or chronic kidney condition that cannot be upturned even with medication (Becker, 2001).

Support group: National Kidney Foundation ® –

Main Number:(800) 622-9010[email protected]

By Fax: (212) 689-9261

National Kidney Foundation30 East 33rd StreetNew York, NY 10016

Renal Support Network, St. Paul, MNGoal is to improve the quality of services for people with ESRD in Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.Phone: (651) 644-9877Toll-free: (800) 973-3773Fax: (651) 644-9853E-mail: [email protected]:

16.Ovarian cancer



Crabb Kenneth W., MD

Contact: 280 Smith Ave N Ste 460

Saint Paul, MN 55102

Website: Woodwinds Hospital –

Specialties: Obstetrics &amp Gynecology

Ovarian cancer is a disease that involves development of abnormal cells in the ovary. The abnormal cells can spread to other sections of the ovary if a patient does not get appropriate treatment services at the right time (Zur &amp Wiley InterScience (Online service), 2006).

Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance –

Fax: (612) 825-1140




Bushey Cari

Contact: (651) 917-9930

Address: 250 Thompson St Saint Paul, MN 55102

Website: Altru Hospital –

Specialty: Radiology

Cirrhosis refers to a chronic liver disease characterized by inflammation, cells degeneration, and thickening tissue fibrous. The condition results from hepatitis or alcoholism (Becker, 2001).

Support groups: Hepatitis C Support Groups –

All meetings begin at 6:30 pm and conclude at 7:30 pm

Meets On: 2nd &amp 4th Tuesdays

Contact: Helen

Email: info at Liverhope dot com


Phone: 763-780-0108




Buckley Sarah B., MD

Contact: +1 651-454-3970

Address: 1110 Yankee Doodle RdSaint Paul, MN 55121

Website: Alina Health –

Specialties: Family Medicine, Obstetrics &amp Gynecology

AIDS refers to a viral disease that leads to extreme loss of body cellular immunity, thereby increasing a patient’s vulnerability to diseases. The condition also reduces body growth, and it can be spread through sexual intercourse, mother-to-fetus, and breastfeeding among other reasons (Wright, 2013).

Support groups: Minnesota AIDS project –

Meetings on Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m




Peterson Michael A., MD

Address: 225 Smith Ave N Ste 400Saint Paul, MN 55102

Contact: +1 651-292-0007

Website: United Heart &amp Vascular Clinic –

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease

Hypotension refers to a body state, which is characterized by unusually low blood pressure (Wright, 2013).

Support group: Hypotension Support Group –




Bisignani Mark A. MD

Contact: +1 651-254-2039

Address: 640 Jackson St, St Paul, MN 55101, United States


Specialty: Radiation Oncologist Treats and

Wilms tumor is a malignant tumor that found in kidneys, and mainly affects children (Zur &amp Wiley InterScience (Online service), 2006).

Support Group: Kidney Cancer Association and University of Minnesota Kidney Cancer Support Group –


Zur,H. H., &amp Wiley InterScience (Online service). (2006). Infectionscausing human cancer.Weinheim: Wiley-VCH.

Scheld,W. M., Whitley, R. J., &amp Marra, C. M. (2004). Infectionsof the central nervous system.Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams &amp Wilkins.

Wood,M., &amp Anderson, M. (1988). Neurologicalinfections.London Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Wright,W. F. (2013). Essentialsof clinical infectious diseases.New York: Demos Medical.

Becker,K. L. (2001). Principlesand practice of endocrinology and metabolism.Philadelphia, Pa. [u.a.: Lippincott, Williams &amp Wilkins.