Welcoming Visiting Neurosurgeon and PA

December 29, 2020

Community Hospital is pleased to announce a neurosurgeon and his physician assistant have joined the Medical Specialists Center staff as visiting specialists.

The hospital welcomes W. Lee Warren, MD, FACS, neurosurgeon, and Star Bartlett-Rone, PA-C, who will see patients in McCook the first Monday of each month. They are both associated with Great Plains Health Brain and Spine in North Platte.

To make an appointment, call the Medical Specialists Center at 308-344-8285. A physician referral is not needed.

Dr. Warren and Star provide a full spectrum evaluation and treatment of brain, spine, peripheral nerve disease, neck, and back pain. They also treat intracranial hemorrhage, Chiari Malformations, carpal tunnel, and ulnar nerve syndromes.

Conditions treated include:

  • Brain—cranial nerve disorders, traumatic head injury, tumors, hydrocephalus, and subdural hematomas;
  • Spine—herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, spine trauma, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and tumors; and
  • Peripheral Nerve—carpal tunnel release, cubital tunnel release, and Guyon canal release.

Star will be the primary provider seeing patients in McCook. She and Dr. Warren work as a team and will collaborate on providing excellent patient care.

Dr. Warren is a native of Oklahoma and graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his internship in general surgery, residency, and fellowship in surgical epilepsy at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburg. He has more than 20 years of neurosurgery experience in the U.S. Air Force, Alabama, and Wyoming. He is board-certified with the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Warren is an Iraqi war veteran, nationally-known author, inventor, podcaster, and man of faith.

Star graduated from physician assistant school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington. She is board certified with the National Commission Certification of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.