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Legacy Medical Group–Neurology

The specialists of Legacy Medical Group-Neurology diagnose and treat patients with disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Our neurologists have experience and expertise with both common and unusual neurological conditions, from headaches to neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis. Conditions we treat include:

  • Headache and migraine
  • Neuromuscular and movement disorders, including Parkinson's Disease, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis
  • Dementia, including Alzheimer's Disease
  • Tremors
  • Guillain Barre Syndrome
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, including painless testing

Special expertise

Childrens' neurology

Our pediatric neurologists diagnose and treat children for neurological symptoms and conditions at Randall Children's Hospital.

Epilepsy and seizure disorders

Epilepsy and seizure disorders can be complex to diagnose and treat. We offer special expertise and the latest treatments for epilepsy, including ongoing research, medication management, EEG, and the only inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit in Southwest Washington. Learn more about our epilepsy program.

Neuromuscular disorders

Neuromuscular disorders affect the nerves that control your voluntary muscles - the ones you can control, like in your arms and legs. When the communication between your nervous system and muscles breaks down, your muscles weaken. The weakness can lead to twitching, cramps, aches and pains, and joint and movement problems. Sometimes it also affects heart function and your ability to breathe.

We offer special expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating patients with these disorders, which include:

  • Muscular dystrophy
  • ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Myasthenia gravis


Our diagnostic tests include EMG nerve conduction studies and neuromuscular ultrasound.

Stroke and neurovascular disease

Narrowing or "hardening" of the arteries, including the carotid artery in the neck, can reduce blood flow to the brain and cause a stroke. We specialize in diagnosing and managing this condition, in order to prevent stroke, as well as helping patients who have had a stroke recover. Learn more about our stroke program.

About our clinic

Our experienced neurologists provide personalized care in a friendly and comfortable setting. We work closely with your primary care doctor and other specialists to coordinate your care. Our clinic offers the convenience of on-site diagnostic testing, including EEG and EMG. One of our doctors is on call 24/7, in case of emergencies outside of regular clinic hours.

About our accredited neuromuscular lab

The American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)  has awarded Accreditation with Exemplary Status to the Legacy Health Neuromuscular Laboratory, located at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Accreditation with Exemplary Status is the highest level given by the AANEM.

Our providers

John Dempster, M.D.
Fatima Milfred, M.D.

Our locations

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
25050 SE Stark St, Suite 250
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: 503-413-6166
Fax: 360-487-4709
Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
300 N. Graham St, Suite 315
Portland, OR 97227
Phone: 503-413-6166
Fax: 360-487-4709
Clinic Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center
Medical Office Building A
2121 NE 139th St, MOB A, Suite 400
Vancouver, WA 98686
Phone: 360-487-4707
Fax: 360-487-4709
Clinic Hours: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.