Barton Health opens neurology office in South Lake Tahoe |

Barton Health opens neurology office in South Lake Tahoe

Rituparna Das

Barton Health recently announced the opening of a neurology office and the arrival of a new doctor to South Lake Tahoe.

The office will expand patients’ treatment options for neurological issues, disorders of the nervous system, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, stroke, vertigo and memory conditions such as Alzheimer’s Dementia, according to Barton.

Barton Neurology also treats concussions and spinal cord issues; integrating with the health system’s orthopedic services.

“Offering local neurological care provides a benefit to our community needing these medical services,” Dr. Matthew Wonnacott, chief medical officer at Barton Health, said in a press release. “Barton Neurology is committed to improving the lives of individuals suffering from neurological head and spine issues.”

Doctor Rituparna Das, a neurology specialist, has been brought in to see patients ages 18 years and older. Board-certified and experienced in rural health care systems, Das was most recently practicing at Adventist Health Feather River Hospital in Paradise, California, according to Barton.

“Meeting the challenges of an underserved patient population has been particularly rewarding for me as a clinician,” Das said in a press release. “I am proud to join the Barton team and offer an integrated approach to neurology treatments, prevention, intervention, and help connect patients with Barton’s rehabilitation, psychiatry and orthopedics.”

Das earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia, and a bachelor’s of science at Emory University.

“Her passion for patient education and care shows with the high patient satisfaction scores she’s received, in addition to being peer-nominated as a Top Doctor by Houstonia Magazine in 2013,” states Barton.

Das said living at Lake Tahoe was an enticing aspect of her new role with Barton Health and she is looking forward to living an active lifestyle with her husband and son.

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