Roseman College of Medicine Opens First Roseman Medical Group Practice Site with Neurology Services by Dr. David Ginsburg
Later this month, Roseman Medical Group, the medical practice of Roseman University’s College of Medicine, will begin providing patient care at its first practice site, located adjacent to Spring Valley Hospital at 5380 S. Rainbow Blvd, Suite 120 in Las Vegas. The opening of Roseman Medical Group marks the first step in developing the College of Medicine’s clinical practice plan, essential for achieving accreditation by the LCME later this year.
The practice will be offering neurology services led by David Ginsburg, MD. Dr. Ginsburg and his medical team specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system and neurological disorders. Long-term plans for the practice include expansion into primary care and a variety of medical specialties by College of Medicine faculty physicians and nurse practitioners.
“We are delighted to have Dr. David Ginsburg as Roseman Medical Group’s first practicing physician and as a professor on our faculty,” said Dr. Bruce Morgenstern, vice dean for academic and clinical affairs. “Practicing in southern Nevada since 1994, he brings with him remarkable history of exceptional patient care and clinical research in neurology.”
Dr. Ginsburg received his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Pittsburg in 1988. Later, he completed his residency in neurology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and later a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology. This provided him with an extensive background in neurodiagnostic testing with EEG and EMG, and exposure to a large number of patients with neuromuscular disease, which led to him to spearhead local multidisciplinary clinics for muscular dystrophy and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
“I have developed a strong interest in treating patients with movement disorders, such as tremors, as well as dystonia, spasticity, and migraines with botulinum toxin, also known as Botox. I have been fortunate to learn this skill from some of the pioneers in the field. This procedure is one of my most rewarding experiences as a neurologist, as the patients often receive dramatic improvements in their various conditions.”
Dr. Ginsburg’s passion for helping patients suffering from neurological disorders came early in his career while studying psychobiology at USC. “The more I learned about neurology, the more it made complete sense to me. I have always been interested in circuits and gadgets, and neurology, in some ways, is an extension of those concepts involving the human body,” said Ginsburg. “I also realized how much untapped knowledge exists within the field of neurology, along with large gaps in patient care. From a personal standpoint, I witnessed several family members become afflicted with dementia, reinforcing the tremendous need for advancement in the field. Through my experience in clinical trials, I have had the opportunity to witness treatments from their early experimental stages to widespread availability for patients.”
Now a faculty physician with Roseman University’s College of Medicine, in addition to providing outstanding patient care, Dr. Ginsburg will have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of neurologists to serve patients in our communities.
“My favorite part about teaching medical students is watching them grasp a concept and put it into clinical use. It is also particularly gratifying when they become fascinated by my field, and I occasionally influence their decision to pursue a career in neurology,” said Ginsburg.
Dr. Ginsburg adds that he likes to challenge medical students to think about a particular clinical problem first by localization (where in the nervous system the problem originates), and then by etiology (the specific cause of the problem). The next steps then involve discussion about how to arrive at a method of evaluation, then lastly of treatment options. “I find this stepwise approach to thinking about clinical problems engages students and residents to learn more about neurology,” said Ginsburg.
Dr. Ginsburg believes medical educators also have a responsibility to teach Roseman University medical students how to care for patients in an efficient yet ethical manner, and in an environment that is becoming exponentially more complicated. “At the same time, we must instruct them about ways to run a successful medical practice. We also need to help students learn the most efficient ways to assimilate an ever-expanding knowledge base in their chosen specialties. I am looking forward to meeting these challenges with the entire Roseman team,” explains Ginsburg.
As the clinic begins scheduling patient appointments, Dr. Ginsburg is eager to begin practicing in an academic, patient-centered environment. “I have the opportunity to practice alongside other physicians and treat my patients in a teaching environment that requires excellence from both faculty and students,” said Ginsburg.
More information about Roseman Medical Group can be found online at www.rosemanmedicalgroup.com.
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