NewsSep 14 2012
Successfully diagnosing and treating your illness or injury calls for a powerful combination of great technology and skilled people.
At the NeuroSpine Center, you'll be examined and treated by a team of healthcare professionals – working along with you and your family. Your NeuroSpine Center team also coordinates closely with your personal physician to ensure that your treatment is consistent with other aspects of your overall personal healthcare. Best of all, our team approach doesn't stop at the NeuroSpine Center's door. If you need other services to handle your medical problems – from physical therapy to home care – Southeast Alabama Medical Center can provide them.
SAMC has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center Plus for Spine Surgery hospital by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama.
Blue Distinction® Centers met overall quality measures for patient safety and outcomes, developed with input from the medical community. Blue Distinction® Centers+ also met cost measures that address consumers’ need for affordable healthcare. Individual outcomes may vary. National criteria is displayed on www.bcbs.com. A Local Blue Plan may require additional criteria for facilities located in its own service area.
To find out which services and providers (including hospital based physicians) are covered under your policy, or to learn about Local Blue Plan Criteria, contact your Local Blue Plan; and contact your provider before making an appointment to verify its current Network and Blue Distinction Centers status. Each hospital’s Cost Index is calculated separately, based on data from its Local Blue Plan. Hospitals in portions of CA, ID, NY, PA, and WA may lie in areas served by two Local Blue Plans, resulting in two Cost Index figures; and their own Local Blue Plans decide whether all hospitals in these areas must meet Blue Distinction Centers+ national criteria for one or both Cost Index figures. Neither Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association nor any Blue Plans are responsible for damages, losses, or non-covered charges resulting from Blue Distinction or other provider finder information or care received from Blue Distinction or other providers. To find out more, contact your Local Blue Plan.
The NeuroSpine Team
D. Bruce Woodham, M.D.
Dr. Woodham has been an integral part of the Wiregrass medical community for the last three decades. He has cared for over 10,000 Wiregrass residents and was the first surgeon in Dothan to clip an aneurysm during a craniotomy.
Born in Webb, Alabama, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, and then completed his Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Nebraska. His post-graduate specialty training began as an intern at the University of Iowa. He performed subspecialty residency training in neurological surgery at the University of Florida, Shands Hospital. He has been board-certified in neurological surgery for over 20 years.
Dr. Woodham has served terms as President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer of the Houston County Medical Society. He served as Chief of Staff, Chief of Trauma and Chief of Surgery at Southeast Alabama Medical Center, in addition to serving as Chief of Staff at Flowers Hospital.
Nicholas F. Voss, M.D.
Dr. Voss was trained at one of the nation's most prestigious neurosurgical programs – the Semmes-Murphy Clinic in Memphis, Tenn. He is extensively trained in minimally invasive surgery, the latest in spinal surgery technologies. Dr. Voss has a special interest in Stereotactic Radiosurgery for the treatment of brain tumors.
Dr. Voss attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He graduated with academic honors from Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans in 1994. Upon completion of his internship in general surgery, he specialized in neurological surgery at the University of Tennessee Memphis in association with the Semmes-Murphy Clinic. He has several academic honors including medical school Alpha Omega Alpha membership, research fellowships and publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is board-certified in neurological surgery and has practiced in Dothan since July 2000.
Christopher D. Hargett, D.O.
Dr. Hargett joined NeuroSpine in July 2011. His interests include degenerative spine, minimally invasive spinal surgery, spine and brain trauma, brain tumors, complex spine and normal pressure hydrocephalus.
Dr. Hargett did his Neurosurgery residency at Advocate BroMenn Healthcare in Normal, Ill. He received his medical degree in 2005 from Pikeville College-School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Ky. Dr. Hargett received his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, as well as graduate studies as a Surgical Physician's Assistant.
An Alabama native, Dr. Hargett and his family are excited about returning to his home state. Dr. Hargett looks forward to taking care of the neurological needs of patients in the area for many years to come.
Jonathan E. McNeal, D.O.
Dothan native Jonathan E. McNeal, D.O., neurosurgeon, joined NeuroSpine Center in August 2013.
Dr. McNeal specializes in conditions of the brain and spine to include brain tumors, tumors of the spinal cord, head trauma, spine fractures, minimally invasive spine techniques, peripheral nerve disorders, stereotactic radiosurgery, degenerative conditions of the spine, as well as herniated cervical/lumbar disks.
Dr. McNeal was born and raised in Dothan and is a graduate of Dothan High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Troy University and a Masters of Health Science from the University of South Alabama. Dr. McNeal received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated with honors. After an internship in general surgery, Dr. McNeal completed his Neurosurgical residency at the Virginia Tech/Carilion Clinic, in Roanoke, VA where he served as chief resident.
Outside of work, Dr. McNeal enjoys spending time with his wife, Elaine and two children, Addison, 4, and Noah, 2. He also enjoys college football, the gulf coast beaches and music.