Meet Our Providers

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Jean-Raphael Schneider, M. D.

Dr. Jean-Raphael Schneider is a Board Certified Neurologist with additional fellowship training in Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology.  His main areas of interest are Multiple Sclerosis and neuromuscular conditions such as polyneuropathies (e.g. Diabetic neuropathy, CIDP), carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, cervical and lumbar radiculopathies, and muscle diseases (e.g. Myasthenia Gravis and ALS).

Dr. Schneider uses his specialty training in neuroimaging in the diagnosis and monitoring of Multiple Sclerosis with MRI. His expertise in interpreting MRIs is also very helpful in evaluating nerve impingements in the spine. Dr. Schneider enjoys reviewing imaging studies with his patients in order to help them understand their diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Schneider is fluent in English, Spanish and French.

“I truly love what I do. Every day I meet amazing people and I feel privileged to be able to listen to their problems and try to help them out.” Dr. Schneider

Training

Medical School: University of Puerto Rico Medical School / San Juan, PR
Internship: UMASS Memorial Hospital / Worcester, MA
Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center / Worcester, MA
Fellowship: Neuroimaging – Dent Neurologic Institute / Buffalo, NY
Fellowship: Neurophysiology: Tufts University School of Medicine / Boston, MA

Certification

Board certified in Neurology by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Diplomate in Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UNCS) Neuroimaging Subspecialty Certification
American Society of Neuroimaging MRI/CT Certification

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurophysiology, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuroimaging, BOTOX® for treatment of dystonia, General Neurology

Dawn Rush-Wilde, ARNP

Dawn Rush-Wilde, ARNP-C is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over 12 years of experience in advanced practice nursing working with patients suffering from spine, orthopedic and chronic pain conditions. Her special interests include helping patients live with complex, chronic neurological issues such as multiple sclerosis, polyneuropathies, radiculopathies and neuromuscular diseases.

Dawn initially worked as a Medical Assistant before and during the time she completed her bachelors’ degree in Nursing at Florida State University. After becoming licensed as a Registered Nurse, she worked for more than 10 years in several specialties including cardiology, research and labor and delivery. She then completed further training at the University of South Florida, where she earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing degree.

“I enjoy getting to know my patients and teaching them about their diagnoses and treatments. My goal is to help my patients and their families make informed choices, and live their best lives possible.” Dawn Rush-Wilde, ARNP

Training

BSN: Florida State University / Tallahassee, FL
MSN: University of South Florida / Tampa, FL

Certification

Board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Special Interests

Multiple sclerosis, neuropathy and general neurology. Dawn is particularly interested in helping patients manage the symptoms of chronic neurological diseases from a traditional and complimentary medical perspective.

STEPHANIE CHU, MPAS, PA-C

Stephanie Chu, MPAS, PA-C is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant who enjoys caring for a diverse group of patients. Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences with a Minor in Public Health. She initially worked as a Medical Assistant at the MS & Neuromuscular Center of Excellence before pursuing her Master in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Florida. Her special interests include migraines, multiple sclerosis, and polyneuropathies. She is also a current member of the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants.

Stephanie is fluent in both English and Spanish.

“I truly enjoy working with my patients and providing them with the best care possible. Being able to talk to them and identify my patients’ issues is one of the greatest rewards I can get as a Physician Assistant.” Stephanie Chu, MPAS, PA-C

Training

Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences & Minor in Public Health: University of South Florida / Tampa, FL

Masters of Physician Assistant Studies: University of South Florida / Tampa, FL

CERTIFICATIONS

Board certified as a Physician Assistant by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Basic Life Support (BLS)

Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

SPECIAL INTERESTS

General neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular conditions, Movement disorders, Botox for treatment of migraines.