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NEUROLOGY

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Maninder Kahlon, M.D.

Dr Kahlon has been practicing in the Phoenix area for over 20 years, and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our practice. He is fellowship trained in Neurophysiology. He is on the board of Banner Health and has been associated with Arizona Integrated Physicians for years as both a member and board member. He has served on many committees in the years with the most recent Neuroscience Clinical Consensus Group through Banner Health Care Management. Dr Kahlon is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Dr Kahlon is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del Webb Medical Center, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He is accepting new patients in our Phoenix, Sun City, and Sun City West locations.

Education

  • 1989-1991 | Neurology Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
  • 1991-1992 | Chief Resident, Neurology Department, Long Island Jewish Medical Center.
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY
  • 1992-1993 | Fellowship, Electrophysiology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY

Interests:

Dr Kahlon is married to Ramit Kahlon, MD (Internal Medicine Physician) with two boys in college. He enjoys time with friends and family. He loves to play golf.

Swaraj Singh, MD

Dr. Singh’s areas of interest include vascular diseases affecting brain such as stroke, aneurysms, venous thrombosis etc, headaches and neurodegenerative disorders. He is member of American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association, Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology and American Medical Association. After graduating in 2002 from Govt. Medical College Patiala in India, Dr. Singh did a two year basic research fellowship in Experimental medicine at University of British Columbia, Canada where his research focused on neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, ALS and Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Singh completed his neurology training at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and VA hospital, Little Rock AR, where he also served as chief resident. He did a fellowship in vascular neurology at University of Massachusetts. Dr. Singh has various publications during his training including co-authoring a textbook chapter. He has presented his research in various national and international conferences. He has been awarded many times including best resident of the year, Jeff Nicholas prize for dedication towards care of veterans and a prize for evidence based improvement in practice.

Did you know?

  • Can Speak 4 languages
  • Loves to play Indian classical Flute known as Bansuri.
  • Married to a physician and has 2 lovely daughters.

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Ralph J Pagano, M.D.

This adult neurologist received his BS degree from the University of Notre Dame.  Following this he attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and  received his MD degree in 1973.  Post graduate training in medicine and neurology was completed at Loyola University and Northwestern University and he obtained board certification in Neurology in 1980.  He then accepted a faculty appointment in the Department of Neurology  at Loyola University and over the next 5 years was head of the residency training program and was a clinical assistant professor.  After this he briefly practiced neurology in suburban Chicago but then relocated to Arizona in 1987.  He has been practicing general neurology is in the Northwest Valley since then mainly in the Sun Cities.

Mona Mehta, M.D.

Dr. Mehta is a general neurologist, Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as board eligible for Clinical Neurophysiology, and she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology. She attended medical school at University of Missouri-Kansas City. She completed her internship, Neurology Residency, and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at State University of New York Downstate. She has a special interest in neuromuscular disorders, but also practices general neurology.

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Darry Johnson, MD

Dr. Darry Johnson is pleased to have joined Arizona Integrated Neurology as of March 2020. He is a board-certified neurologist who started his medical career here in Phoenix in August of 1996. He is now at the Glendale office near 63rd Avenue and Union Hills. He previously practiced in Peoria, Sun City, Sun City West, Scottsdale, and even did a stint in Flagstaff. He is excited to be in Glendale and looks forward to treating patients here.
Dr. Johnson is a general neurologist, but completed an extra fellowship in neurophysiology during his training years. As a result, he has added expertise in evaluating EEGs such as those done for seizure patients and in providing nerve conduction studies and EMGs for patients with possible carpal tunnel syndrome or other entrapment neuropathies, peripheral neuropathy, muscle disorders and weakness, to name a few.

He is also interested in taking care of patients with memory loss, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. He has expertise in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders such as essential tremor, restless leg syndrome, and similar conditions, some of which require deep brain stimulation (DBS) which he can adjust and manage. He is keenly interested in headache management, especially migraine diagnosis and treatment. He is adept at taking care of seizure disorders as well. He was the stroke director for 16 years at both Banner Boswell and Banner Del E. Webb Hospitals, and while he is now a purely outpatient neurologist, he holds stroke preventive practices near and dear to his heart, working closely with patients’ physicians and therapists after a stroke has occurred. He has been injecting Botox for over 25 years for such disease states as chronic migraine, stroke spasticity in arm or leg, blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, and cervical dystonia.

He was recently named one of the prestigious Three Best Rated neurologists in Glendale, Arizona based on patient and peer reviews. Dr. Johnson’s philosophy remains simple: treat patients as if they were members of your own family. He believes clinical acumen and compassionate care can go hand in hand. Also, he takes listening to patients very seriously as he believes this is the core to excellent patient care.
Dr. Johnson earned his medical degree from the University of Kansas in 1991, finishing in the top 10% of his class. He then completed his internship at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and his neurology residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson, followed by a one year fellowship in neurophysiology at the same institution.
In his off hours, Dr. Johnson and the love of his life, Gina, enjoy the great outdoors. They are inseparable hiking partners and often get up early on weekends to enjoy the beautiful trails Arizona has to offer. Dr. Johnson and Gina are rabid Kansas City Chiefs fans and also root for the Kansas Jayhawks in college football and basketball. As far as baseball, they cheer for the Kansas City Royals and the Arizona Diamondbacks. They love God and their country.

Dr. Johnson is here for you! He is accepting new patients and will strive to be a neurologist you can depend on. If he cannot help you, he will do everything in his power to refer you to another physician who might. His office is at 6320 West Union Hills Drive, Building A, Suite 180 in Glendale, AZ, and he is there Monday through Friday. He looks forward to seeing you!

Puneet Dabas, MD

Dr. Puneet Dabas is a clinical neurologist with AZ integrated neuro and spine. Previously he was working in Prescott and Prescott valley, Arizona from 2017 till 2021. He completed his neurophysiology fellowship at MUSC with special interest in Epilepsy, Charleston SC from 2016-2017 after completing his residency (PGY4) at GRU Augusta GA from 2013-2016. Dr. Dabas completed his MD Physician degree from 1995-2001.

He is currently accepting new patients for consultation for all types of neurological disorders including stroke, dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, Essential tremors, headaches etc., as well as general neurological care.

SPINE SURGERY

Navkirat Bajwa, MD

Dr. Bajwa is a fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon who completed his Bohlman spine surgery fellowship at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. There, he received specialized training in minimally invasive techniques, management of spinal tumors, spine trauma, and degenerative conditions of the spine. Dr. Bajwa specializes in the operative and non-operative treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopedic surgery residency training at the University of South Alabama.

Born and raised in Punjab, India, Dr. Bajwa completed his medical school training at Dayanand Medical College and Hospital following which he spent three years as a research fellow at Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University. During this time he published and presented numerous papers at national and international conferences, particularly in the field of age related spine degeneration, correlation of spine degeneration with hip, knee and ankle arthritis, congenital cervical and lumbar stenosis and tandem stenosis. Dr. Bajwa is a member of multiple professional organisations including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), North American Spine Society (NASS), Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine (ISSLS). Dr. Bajwa is fluent in English, Punjabi and Hindi.

 

 

NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

Eric johnson, PSY. D.

Dr. Eric Johnson is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in adult neurological disorders including concussion/head injury, stroke, dementia, seizure disorder, toxic metabolic encephalopathy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s Disease, normal pressure hydrocephalus, epilepsy, and cognitive deficits due to chronic pain and psychiatric symptoms.

He received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy-Phoenix. Dr. Johnson completed an internship accredited by the American Psychological Association at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center, working with veterans and their families. Dr. Johnson also completed a two-year neuropsychology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center specializing in head injury (e.g. evaluating athletes concussions, work injuries, and motor vehicle accidents). He has co-authored professional journals/book chapters, supervised students, and lectured/consulted both locally and nationally. In his free time Dr. Johnson enjoys hiking with his wife and rescue dog Niko.

Amy L. Knapp, Psy.D.

Dr. Knapp is a clinical neuropsychologist with specialized training in pediatric, adult, and geriatric neuropsychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the Arizona School of Professional Psychology at Argosy-Phoenix. She has extensive training in both inpatient and outpatient settings, to include Level I Trauma Care. Dr. Knapp evaluates a wide range of patients, including those with complex medical and neurological diagnoses, memory loss, dementia, degenerative neurological conditions, traumatic brain injury, post-concussion syndrome, strokes/TIAs, seizure disorders, ADHD, Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus, Arnold Chiari malformation, bariatric concerns, chronic pain syndrome, cancer, and cognitive impairment related to emotional problems. Dr. Knapp is originally from Central New York and has been a Phoenix resident for 12 years.

PAIN MANAGEMENT

Chhavi Manchanda MD, FRCA

Dr Chhavi Manchanda is a double board certified pain management physician and Anesthesiologist. She completed her Anesthesiology residency and ACGME accredited fellowship in pain management at St Elizabeth Medical Center, Tufts University school of Medicine in Boston, MA.

Prior to coming to USA, she was certified Anesthesiologist in England and India. She received extensive training in Anesthesiology and pain management in world-renowned hospitals in London and was awarded“ Fellow of Royal College of Anesthesiologist”(FRCA). Apart from her clinical training, she has been a lead academician with several scientific publications and presentations in pain management.

She offers her patients the time needed to fully evaluate their pain and improve patients’ functionality and quality of life. She believes in comprehensive approach to pain management and working closely with referring physicians in order to provide the customized care and treatment to patients.

Conditions Treated:

• Low back pain, Facet joint pain, Sacroiliac joint pain
• Neck pain
• Herniated disc
• Sciatica
• Degenerative disc disease
• Arthritis
• Spinal stenosis
• Muscle spasms
• Cancer-related pain
• Complex regional pain syndrome
• Neuropathic pain
• Pelvic pain
• Peripheral neuralgias
• Major joint pain
• Headache
• Trigeminal Neuralgia

Amin Alishahi MD

Dr. Amin Alishahi decided to become a doctor to give back to the community. He was influenced by members of his family who were great mentors. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Minnesota where he earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in four years, one in Biology and the one in Business. He graduated with his Medical Degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. During this time, he was a research assistant and was a key author in several publications. In his residency at the University of Texas – Southwestern, he specialized in Anesthesiology so that he could use his hands and mind to guide patients through surgery. He also was active in several quality improvement projects in anesthesia.

Dr. Alishahi completed his pain medicine fellowship at Oregon Health and Sciences University, where he was noted by patients and staff for his knowledge, compassion, and excellent technique. He chose this sub-specialty of pain medicine because he truly enjoyed developing relationships with patients and helping them improve their quality of life and function through a well-rounded approach. Dr. Alishahi moved to Arizona in 2018, as his family lives in the Phoenix area. During his free time, Dr. Alishahi enjoys soccer, basketball, tennis, ping pong, boating, hiking, and being an active member of the community.

Services include but not limited to:

– Epidural steroid injections
– Radiofrequency ablations (RFA’s)
– SI Joint injections
– Spinal cord stimulation
– Dorsal root ganglion stimulation
– Kyphoplasty
– Shoulder injections
– Knee injections, including Gelsyn and Durolane
– Hip injections
– Carpal tunnel syndrome injections
– Occipital nerve blocks

Other Providers

Alana Hurwitz, NP

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Justin Monn, NP for Pain

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Arturo Sanchez, PA-C

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Christina Hagood, NP

Christina Hagood is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She received her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas at Arlington in 2012 and a Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner post-master certificate in 2013. Prior to general neurology, Christina worked in headache subspecialty, where she gained experience in headache management and procedures, such as nerve blocks and Botox for chronic migraine. She also has experience in geriatric primary care and internal medicine. Christina is originally from Dallas and moved to Flagstaff in 2017 to enjoy the outdoors. She enjoys traveling, camping, and hiking with her husband and two furry, four-legged children.

Ali Shelton, Np

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Sharon Mertins, PA

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