Dr. Jeffrey L. Sponsler, MD

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Dr. Jeffrey L. Sponsler, MD

Neurology | Male

Alaska Brain Center LLC 4551 E Bogard Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654 Get Directions
(907) 373-6500

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AT ABC WE BELIEVE IN PROVIDING EXCELLENT NEUROLOGICAL CARE IN A COMFORTABLE LODGE LIKE BUILDING IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING. DR...   Read More

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      • Golden Rule
      • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
      • HealthSmart
      • Humana
      • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
      • Medicaid
      • MultiPlan
      • Premera Blue Cross
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      • Principal Life
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      Specialties

      • Neurology
      • Clinical Neurophysiology

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      • Clinical Neurophysiology
      • Neurology

      Conditions Treated

      • Acoustic Neuroma
      • Acquired Brain Injuries
      • Alcoholic Neuropathy
      • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
      • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
      • Alzheimer's Disease
      • Alzheimer's Disease With Early-Onset
      • Alzheimer's Disease With Late-Onset
      • Alzheimer's Disease Without Neurofibrillary Tangles
      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
      • Aneurysm, Intracranial Berry
      • Asterixis (Flapping Tremor)
      • Ataxia
      • Ataxia With Fasciculations
      • Ataxia With Vitamin E Deficiency
      • Ataxia, Hereditary, Autosomal Dominant
      • Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
      • Auditory Neuropathy
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Basilar Migraine
      • Bell's Palsy
      • Benign Essential Tremor
      • Benign Exertional Headache
      • Benign Sex Headache
      • Binswanger's Dementia
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
      • Brain Aneurysm
      • Brain Disorders
      • Brain Injury
      • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
      • Carcinomatous Polyneuropathy
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Centrotemporal Epilepsy
      • Cerebellar Ataxia
      • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
      • Cerebral Palsy
      • Cerebral Palsy Dystonia
      • Cerebral Vascular Disease
      • Cerebrovascular Disease
      • Cervical Dystonia
      • Cervicogenic Headache
      • Chronic Headache
      • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
      • Chronic Pain
      • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
      • Classic Migraine
      • Cluster Headache
      • Common Migraine
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complicated Migraine
      • Concussion
      • Confusion
      • Congenital Neuropathy With Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita
      • Congenital Sensory Neuropathy With Neurotrophic Keratitis
      • Continuous Spike-Wave During Slow Sleep Syndrome
      • Cough Headache
      • Cranial Dystonia
      • Cranial Trauma
      • Dementia
      • Dementia, Familial British
      • Dementia, Familial Danish
      • Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
      • Diabetic Neuropathy
      • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Diplopia
      • Dissecting Aneurysm
      • Dizziness
      • Dopamine Responsive Dystonia
      • Drug Rebound Headache
      • Dysphasic Dementia, Hereditary
      • Dystonia
      • Dystonia 13, Torsion, Autosomal Dominant
      • Dystonia 15, Myoclonic
      • Dystonia 3, Torsion, X - Linked
      • Dystonia 6, Torsion
      • Dystonia 7, Torsion
      • Dystonia Musculorum Deformans, Type 1
      • Dystonia Musculorum Deformans, Type 2
      • Dystonia Plus
      • Dystonia With Cerebellar Atrophy
      • Dystonia, Focal, Task-Specific (FTSD)
      • Ear Disorders
      • Endogenous Insomnia
      • Epilepsy
      • Epilepsy With Myoclonic Absences
      • Epilepsy With Myoclonic-Astatic Crisis
      • Epilepsy, Benign, Occipital
      • Epilepsy, Familial, Mesial, Temporal Lobe
      • Epilepsy, Familial, Temporal Lobe, 4
      • Epilepsy, Idiopathic Generalized
      • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type
      • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 1
      • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 2
      • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 3
      • Epilepsy, Nocturnal, Frontal Lobe Type 4
      • Epilepsy, Partial, Familial
      • Epilepsy, Progressive, Myoclonic 3
      • Episodic Ataxia
      • Essential Tremor
      • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
      • Facioplegic Migraine
      • Familial Forms of Alzheimer's Disease
      • Familial Hemiplegic Migraine
      • Fatal Familial Insomnia
      • Focal Dystonia
      • Friedreich's Ataxia
      • Frontotemporal Dementia
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Genetic Disposition to Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy
      • Genetic Predisposition to Migraine With or Without Aura
      • Hand Neuropathy
      • Headache
      • Headache-Free Migraine
      • Headaches (Shunt Related)
      • Hereditary Neuropathy With Liability to Pressure Palsies
      • Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy, Type I
      • Herniated Disc
      • Huntington's Disease
      • Hydrocephalus
      • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
      • Hydrocephalus, Adult
      • Hypertension Headache
      • Icepick Headache
      • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
      • Inflammatory Neuropathies
      • Insomnia
      • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Intractable Epilepsy
      • Jaw Dystonia
      • Juvenile Absence Epilepsy
      • Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy
      • Juvenile-Onset Dystonia
      • Lewy Body Dementia
      • Limb Dystonia
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lower Half Headache
      • Medication-Induced Postural Tremor
      • Meningiomas
      • Menstrual Migraine
      • Metabolic Neuropathy
      • Metobolic Dystonia
      • Migraine
      • Migraine, Hormone-Induced
      • Migrainous Stupor Migraine
      • Mild Headache
      • Motor Neuropathy
      • Multifocal Dystonia
      • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
      • Muscle Contraction Headache
      • Myasthenia Gravis
      • Myelopathy
      • Myoclonic Dystonia
      • Myoclonic Seizures
      • Myoclonus
      • Nerve Diseases
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Nerve Sheath Tumors
      • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
      • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
      • Nystagmus
      • Obstructive Hydrocephalus
      • Oculomotor Migraine
      • Optic Neuritis
      • Optic Neuropathy
      • Opticoacoustic Nerve Atrophy Dementia
      • Oromandibular Dystonia (OMB)
      • Orthostatic Tremor
      • Parkinsonism
      • Parkinson's Disease
      • Pediatric Epilepsy
      • Pelvic Neuralgia
      • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Photosensitive Epilepsy
      • Polymyositis
      • Polyneuropathy
      • Polyradiculoneuropathy
      • Post-Concussion Syndrome
      • Post-Traumatic Epilepsy
      • Post-Traumatic Headache
      • Presenile Dementia, Kraepelin Type
      • Primary Dystonias
      • Primary Insomnia
      • Problem Sleepiness
      • Progressive Familial Myoclonic Epilepsy
      • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP)
      • Pseudotumor Cerebri
      • Psychogenic Headache
      • Psychophysiological Insomnia
      • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
      • Radiation-Induced Meningioma
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Recurrent Headache
      • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
      • Refractory Epilepsy
      • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Retinal Migraine
      • Retrobulbar Neuropathy
      • Secondary Dystonias
      • Secondary Insomnia
      • Segmental Dystonia
      • Seizure Disorders
      • Severe Headache
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Sleep Disorders
      • Sleep-Related Epilepsy
      • Sleep-Talking
      • Sleep-Walking
      • Spinal Bulbar Motor Neuropathy
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spinocerebellar Ataxia With Axonal Neuropathy, Type 2
      • Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Autosomal Recessive, With Axonal Neuropathy
      • Stroke
      • Subdural Hemorrhage
      • Syncope
      • Tardive Dystonia
      • Temporal Arteritis
      • Temporal Epilepsy, Familial
      • Tension Headache
      • Thromboembolism
      • Thrombosis
      • Torsion Dystonia
      • Tourette's Syndrome
      • Toxic Polyneuropathy Due to Acrylamide
      • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
      • Traumatic Brain Injury
      • Tremor
      • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 1
      • Tremor Hereditary Essential, 2
      • Trigeminal Neuralgia
      • Tuberous Sclerosis
      • Ulnar Neuropathy
      • Vascular Dementia
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vascular Headache
      • Vascular Neuropathy
      • Vertigo
      • Visual Field Defects
      • Visual Migraine

      Procedures Performed

      • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
      • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
      • Botox® Injection
      • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
      • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
      • Electrodiagnostic Procedure
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Evoked Potential Test
      • Lumbar Puncture
      • MRA (Magnetic Resonance Angiography)
      • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
      • Nerve Conduction Studies
      • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
      • Tilt Table Testing
      • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
      • Visual Evoked Potential (VEP)

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        Malpractice Claims not available

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        West Virginia University

        Graduated in 1999

      • Internship Hospital
        West Virginia University

        Completed in 2000

      • Residency Hospital
        West Virginia University Medical Center

        Completed in 2003

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Case Western Reserve

        Completed in 2004

      • Undergraduate School
        West Virginia University

        Graduated in 1982

      • Other Education
        Wvu Masters Degree In Computer Science

        Completed in 1984

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • French
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      Dr. Sponsler's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Neurology
      • Board certified in Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurology
      • Malpractice claims in Alaska not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Sponsler's Office & Staff

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      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Sponsler's Care Philosophy

      AT ABC WE BELIEVE IN PROVIDING EXCELLENT NEUROLOGICAL CARE IN A COMFORTABLE LODGE LIKE BUILDING IN A BEAUTIFUL SETTING. DR JEFF SPONSLER IS BOARD CERTIFIED IN BOTH NEUROLOGY AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY. HE RECEIVED HIS FELLOWSHIP TRAINING AT CASE WESTERN UNIVERSITY. WE PROVIDE THOROUGH CARE WITH KINDNESS. A MASTERS TRAINED NURSE PRACTITIONER IS ON STAFF TO ASSIST IN GETTING YOU SEEN PROMPTLY. WE HAVE A NEW 1.5 TESLA MRI ONSITE AND EXTENDED EPILEPSY MONITORING UNIT AT MATSU REGIONAL HOSPITAL.

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      Dr. Sponsler says...

      • Treated 6,000 patient since August 2004 as outpatient (Alaska Brain Center, LLC and inpatient services Mat Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska.
      •  Received special Fellowship training in Epilepsy at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland Ohio and sat for Electrophysiology boards and passed.
      •  Experienced in caring for patients having seizures in Mat Su County for 12 years. Experienced in running an inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Mat Su Regional Medical Center since 2008. Dr. Sponsler assesses intractable seizure patients and those with unexplained unconsciousness for quantity and quality of seizure type.\
      • Was the acting medical director for the Multiple Sclerosis support group of South Central Alaska during 2005-2009. Gave numerous lectures to local MS support group in Matanuska Susitna County.
      • Lectured at the Anchorage Parkinson's Support group.
      • Worked closely with Neurosurgery by meeting bimonthly with local Neurosurgeon to discuss problems and treatment of common neurology patients.
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      Dr. Sponsler says...

      15 years experience in conducting Lumbar Punctures successfully to obtain CSF (cerebral spinal fluid) for testing/diagnosis.

      Over 6 years experience in giving Botox  injections for neurologic problems like Migraine headache and spasticity.

      15 years of experience in conducting Electromyography to detect nerve demyelination and neuropathy.

      15 years experience reading and interpreting EEGs (Epilepsy).

      15 years reading and interpreting Brain and Spine MRIs with the assistance of a Radiologist with a specialty in Neurology.