Methodist Plaza Specialty Clinic - Neurology

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

Proud to partner with the American Parkinson Disease Association.

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 

Neurology Care

Lynn Rankin, M.D. 

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.

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, please call 515-241-4200.

Todd Janus, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.A.N. 

Dr. Todd Janus

Neurologist Todd Janus, PhD, MD, F.A.A.N., sees 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.

Mohammad Alsharabati "Dr. AL", M.D.

Neurologist Dr. AL has joined UnityPoint Clinic Multi-Specialty - Methodist Plaza. Dr. AL graduated from University of Jordan, completed his Neurology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in 2008 and Clinical Neurophysiology / Neuromuscular fellowship at University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2009. Dr. AL previously practiced with Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and with University of Alabama at Birmingham where he held an assistant professor position in neurology .

Dr. AL is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Adult Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine. His clinical areas of expertise include Neurology, Neuropathy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Neuromuscular Disorders and Electromyography (EMG). 

Dr. AL advocates for excellent quality of health care with a close eye on patient satisfaction.  When Dr. AL isn't at the clinic, he enjoys traveling, sports and attending social gatherings with his family and friends. 

 To make an appointment with Dr. AL, please call (515) 241-4200.