At the Brain Spine Center, our collaboration between Neurosurgery and PM&R (physical medicine & rehabilitation) provides a true multidisciplinary approach to the care of your problem. Medical research and our own clinical experience have shown that most problems related to the brain and spine can be treated without surgery, and we want to make sure treatment options other than surgery have been fully considered. We also believe that when surgery is necessary, it should NOT be needlessly delayed, especially if you are in pain. We do everything we can to get you to the physician you need for your problem as quickly as possible, and usually the day of your first appointment.
If a person may not need to consider surgery at this time, they will see Shelley Freimark, MD, a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist. Other people do need to be considered for surgery right away, and they will see myself, David W. Lowry, MD, or my neurosurgical colleague, M. Adam Kremer, MD. Patients who refer themselves (as opposed to being referred by another physician) will sometimes first meet with a highly experienced physician assistant, Scott Tuinstra, PA-C, who will expedite obtaining any needed studies in advance of an appointment with me, so that you can get the most out of your visit.
Dr. David Lowry, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Holland, MI. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Lowry is affiliated with Holland Hospital and Spectrum Health - Zeeland Community Hospital.