Methodist Plaza Specialty Clinic - Neurology

Methodist Plaza Specialty Clinic physicians provide specialized neurology services unique in the Central Iowa area:

  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society Center for comprehensive MS care
  • Central Iowa's Parkinson 's Disease Information and Referral Center
  • Iowa Methodist Medical Center's Accredited Stroke Center
  • Specialized Epilepsy care / Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Iowa Methodist
  • Our neurologists serve as the Medical Directors for:
  • The Iowa Methodist Medical Center Accredited Stroke Center
  • The Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic
  • The Parkinson's Information and Referral Center
  • The Iowa Methodist Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
  • The neuro-diagnostic lab

We have a total of seven fellowship-trained neurologists on staff with expertise in a wide range of neurologic diseases and treatments, including:

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Cerebrovascular disease/stroke
  • Dementia (memory loss)
  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders (including Parkinson's disease, tremor and restless leg syndrome)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular dystrophy (MD)
  • Myasthenia Gravis (MG)
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neuro-immunology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Spasticity management 

Latest News

Neurologist Lynn Rankin, MD Joins UnityPoint Clinic

New Neurology Clinic Near Iowa Lutheran Hospital

Dr. Lynn Rankin

Lynn Rankin, MD, has joined UnityPoint Clinic - Surgery and Neurology in Des Moines.

Dr. Rankin attended Drake University in Des Moines and received her medical training at the University of Iowa College of Medicine in Iowa City. She completed her internship in Internal Medicine with the State University of New York at Stony Brook and her neurology residency with the University of Arizona Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Rankin previously practiced with Iowa Health Physicians and Clinics, Broadlawns Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Dr. Rankin is board-certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and board-certified in Headache Medicine by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). She is a founding member of the Iowa Neurological Association and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Headache Society and the Iowa Medical Society. Dr. Rankin's special clinical interests include treatment for chronic migraine headaches and Botox injection treatment for neurological disorders.

Neurology Services Expand - October 1st

The new neurology clinic location is in Penn Medical Place, adjacent to Iowa Lutheran Hospital, 1301 Penn Avenue, Suite 411.

Drs. Calvin Hansen and Mostafa Hammoudi will also see patients at the new location. Dr. Rankin will be in practice with the neurologists who are with UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty at Methodist Plaza. Their areas of combined expertise include amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), dementia, epilepsy, general neurology, migraine treatment, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy (MD), myasthenia gravis (MG), myopathy, neuro-immunology, neuromuscular disorders, neuro-oncology, neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, spasticity management, and stroke.

To make an appointment with Drs. Rankin, Hansen or Hammoudi at the new clinic location, please call 515-263-4003.

Neurology Care Is Now Available at UnityPoint Clinic - Family Medicine at Ankeny Prairie Trail

Dr. Todd Janus

Neurologist Todd Janus, PhD, MD, F.A.A.N., is now seeing patients twice a month at UnityPoint Clinic Family Medicine at Ankeny Prairie Trail.

Dr. Janus practices with UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty at Methodist Plaza, where he is also Medical Director of Iowa Methodist's Comprehensive MS Society Center and Medical Director of Research for UnityPoint Health - Des Moines.

Dr. Janus attended Rush Medical College in Chicago and completed his residency with the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. His fellowship in Neuro-oncology was with the University of Texas/M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology. His specialties are Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro-oncology.

Scheduling for the Ankeny appointments is through the UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty Clinic at Methodist Plaza, 515-241-4200. Ask for an upcoming time and date at Family Medicine at the Ankeny Prairie Trail location.