khq story about dbs surgery for parkinson disease

Dr. Carlson was featured in a story on KHQ about a patient with Parkinson Disease that benefited from deep brain stimulator surgery. 


Welcome Dr. severson

Dr. Meryl Severson III is a board certified neurosurgeon and subspecialty trained in endovascular neurosurgery and neurovascular critical care.  He graduated from the University of Iowa College of Medicine in 1997 as part of the Health Professions Scholarship Program with the United States Navy.  He completed his Basic Surgery Internship at Naval Medical Center San Diego in June 1998 and spent the next 6 months as a General Medical Officer with Commander Special Boat Squadron ONE in Coronado, CA.  He completed Undersea Diving Medical Officer training in June 1999 and reported to Commander Naval Special Warfare Group ONE in Coronado in July 1999 where he served for two years as the Junior Undersea Diving Medical Officer.  He completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Iowa in 2007 and following this completed a 12-month fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, in Endovascular Neurosurgery and Neurovascular Critical Care.  He has been on staff in the National Capitol Region as a neurosurgeon to the military’s only neurosurgical residency training program since.  He was deployed in 2009 to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. Dr. Severson was promoted to the rank of Captain, United States Navy, in 2013.  He was honorably discharged from active duty service in 2017.   He is subspecialty trained in the  treatment of all cerebrovascular conditions including cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and stroke as well as practicing General Neurosurgery including tumor, trauma, and spine. He is accompanied by his wife MacKenzie, and their children, daughter Henleigh and son Cohen.


Dr. hirschauer to retire

JULY 13, 2016

After 27 years of practice at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Dr. Hirschauer is retiring in September of this year. We wish him the very best in his retirement! ‚Äč









BEST DOCTORS 2015-2016

MAY 17, 2016

Four of our physicians have been listed by Spokane Coeur d'Alene Living Best Doctors for 2015 and 2016. Dr. Carlson, Dr. Gruber, Dr. Ling, and Dr. Martz have been named for adult neurosurgery and Dr. Gruber and Dr. Ling were also named for pediatric neurosurgery. 


new northside location beginning april 1, 2016

February 16, 2016

Starting April 1, 2016, our Northside location will be in the Holy Family Sienna Medical Building. The address is 235 East Rowan Avenue, Suite 114. This building is located on the Holy Family campus, on the north side of Rowan Avenue and directly south of the main hospital. This location is a satellite location and is not staffed full time. Appointments before 4/1/16 will be at our current Northside location, 220 East Rowan, Suite 240.


inland neurosurgery and spine welcoming two new doctors

June 4, 2015

We are very excited to welcome two neurosurgeons to our practice, Dr. Kunal Shah and Dr. Nathaniel Whitney. They will begin seeing patients later this summer.


Providence HealthCare and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates announce new affiliation

february 15, 2015

Providence Health Care (PHC) and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates (INSA) are pleased to announce a new affiliation that will expand neurosciences services throughout the Inland Northwest region and provide greater quality, an improved patient care experience and reduced cost of care.

INSA has been a strong partner with PHC for more than a decade. This affiliation bolsters PHC’s and INSA’s ability to build a comprehensive neuroscience program for patients in the Inland Northwest region.

PHC welcomes new caregivers

As a result of this affiliation, Providence is welcoming several employees from INSA clinics to the PHC family. The physicians and advanced practice providers will continue to be employees of INSA.

Al Wichtendahl, PHC Regional Director for Neurosciences, will have responsibility for overseeing the Providence Neurosciences clinical program across inpatient, outpatient and ambulatory services, including management of the INSA clinics.

Why is this important?

This transition will allow for greater coordination among physicians, nurses, surgeons and other caregivers in the neurology and neurosurgery clinics and hospital settings. Working together as a team means a more seamless care experience for patients throughout their course of treatment.

As the health care landscape changes, PHC continually evaluates and adjusts its services to meet the needs of the community. This new affiliation is another example of how PHC is taking proactive steps to organize care differently, make care more affordable, improve outcomes for patients and enhance the overall patient care experience.



dr. martz ACCEPTS ALS Ice bucket challenge

August 28, 2014

Dr. Martz accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Chief Executive Officer of Providence Sacred Heart, Alex Jackson. He has in turn challenged Dr. Michael Moore and Dr. Neil Giddings.




Dr. martz named chief medical officer

March 14, 2014

Dr. Dean Martz has accepted the position of Chief Medical Officer for Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Holy Family Hospital. Beginning June 30, 2014, he will work on a part-time basis seeing patients at Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates.


best doctors in america

March 3, 2014

We are proud to announce that Dr. Jonathan Carlson, Dr. David Gruber, Dr. Benjamin Ling, and Dr. Dean Martz were voted as Spokane and Coeur d'Alene's Best Doctors in America 2014.


neurosurgery healthgrades award

February 24, 2014

Healthgrades rates Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates' services at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center among the top 5% in the nation.  Read the full story on Providence Connections.


Neuroscience program grows

June 28, 2013

Providence Neuroscience and Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates have created a partnership to better treat and serve patients.