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LRH Dr. Umashankar Receives Another ABPN Subspecialty Certification in Epilepsy

November 18, 2014

Littleton, NH - If a patient of Dr. Gopalan Umashankar were asked to describe him, they would say things like gentle, kind, respectful, modest and extremely knowledgeable in the field of Neurology. Irene Bergeron, from St. Johnsbury, VT stated, "When I came to Littleton Regional Healthcare to see Dr. Umashankar I did not know what to expect. His gentle manner put me at ease immediately. I felt that during my visit, I was his most important patient. He did not rush through the appointment, but rather took his time to explain everything in detail, answered several questions and most of all made me feel comfortable. There are not many doctors like Dr. Umashankar, LRH is very lucky to have him on the medical staff."

Dr. Gopalan Umashankar with a grateful patient, Irene Bergeron
Dr. Gopalan Umashankar, Neurologist at LRH pictured with a grateful patient, Irene Bergeron of St. Johnsbury.

Dr. Umashankar joined the medical staff at LRH in 2007. He attended medical school in M.L.B. Medical College in India. He received postgraduate education in Internal Medicine from M.L.B. Medical College and in Neurology from King George's Medical College, Lucknow, India, and completed his residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Littleton Rock, Arkansas. He went on to complete his Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Since joining LRH, Dr. Umashankar has become Board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in several important fields of neurological medicine. In 2009, Dr. Umashankar received board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the subspecialty of Neurology. In 2011, Dr. Umashankar received certification by the American Board Psychiatry and Neurology in the subspecialty of Neuromuscular Medicine. Neuromuscular medicine includes the sub-specialization in diagnosis and management of disorders of nerve, muscle or neuromuscular junction.

Recently Dr. Umashankar received certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the subspecialty of Epilepsy, specializing in the field of Neurology/Child Neurology. Epilepsy is a subspecialty that involves the evaluation and treatment of seizure disorders and their complications. Dr. Umashankar is one of on four physicians Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in the subspecialty of Epilepsy, and there are currently no physicians in Vermont certified in this sub-specialty.

Warren West, CEO at LRH stated, "LRH is fortunate to have Dr. Umashankar as part of our medical staff. He exemplifies all of the qualities that patients search for in a physician. He treats patients' young and old who may be facing a difficult health issue. There is not one patient that I know of who has not complimented Dr. Umashankar on his outstanding care and compassion."

To schedule an appointment or for additional information regarding services provided by Dr. Gopalan Umashankar, please call his office at (603) 444-9609 located in the Medical Office Building at LRH, 580 St. Johnsbury Road, in Littleton.

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