Our Team

NEUROLOGY

John Riser, MD

  • American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry
  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation
  • American Academy of PM&R Spinal Cord Medicine
  • Jefferson County Medical Society
  • Medical Association of the State of Alabama
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation
  • American Spinal Injury Association
  • Brookwood Medical Center; 1988-1992
  • University of Alabama Department of Neurology; 1996-2000 (Assistant Professor)
  • Healthsouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation; 2000-2008
  • Brookwood Medical Center; 2004-2008

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Emily Riser, MD

  • Medical Director, Tanner Center for MS
  • Board Certified Neurology 1988
  • University of Alabama, Birmingham
  • Certified Neurorehabilitation 1998
  • Certified Spinal Cord Medicine 2000
  • Clinical Fellowship Neuroimaging 2010
  • Board of Trustees, Alabama Chapter NMSS
  • Member of Clinical Advisory Committee, NMSS
  • Healthcare Provider of the Year 2011, NMSS

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INFUSION

Stephanie Clowers, RN

  • Clinic Nurse Coordinator and Infusion Therapy
  • Certified MSCN, Consortium of MS Centers
  • Certified, ACLS
  • IOMSN Member

Susan Tenorio, RN

  • Certified, ACLS

NURSING


Lauren Blair, CRNP

  • Nurse¬†Practitioner

Karen Hughes, LPN

  • Clinical Nurse Manager
  • IOMSN Member
  • Certified MSCS, Consortium of MS Centers¬†

Micheala Short

  • Medical Assistant

Susan McFarland

  • Nurses Assistant

Kayla Rose

  • Front Office

THERAPY

Bess Martin, PT

  • Certified in Physical Therapy 1991
  • Certified, MSFC Evaluation
  • Member of Clinical Advisory Committee, NMSS
  • Certified MSCS, Consortium of MS Centers
  • LSVT BIG Certified, 2013
  • BBTW Certified, 2014

Virginia Weinacker, DPT

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy, 2013
  • Certified Member, Consortium of MS Centers
  • LSVT BIG Certified, 2014
  • BBTW Certified, 2014

Kathleen Smith, SLP

  • Certified in Speech Language Pathology
  • LSVT LOUD Certified, 2014

Dennis Avans, CPT

  • Certified in Personal Training
  • BIG Wellness Program Group Leader

Mary Catherine Fondren, OT

  • LSVT BIG Certified, 2016

Jodi Cavin, PT

  • LSVT BIG Certified, 2016

Lindsey Evans, OT

  • LSVT BIG Certified, 2015

COUNSELING

Clinton Reeves, LPC

  • Masters Degree in Counseling
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Alabama Counseling Association
  • Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association
  • Specializes in Multiple Sclerosis, Cognitive Retraining, and Computer-Aided Assessment of Cognitive Functioning

ADMINISTRATION

Yaicha Brown

  • Admin/Billing

Buster Riser

  • Administrator

Tammy Parker

  • Front Office/Scheduling

Will Riser

  • Assistant Administrator

RESEARCH

Anna Lewis, MD

  • Clinical Research Coordinator