Foothills Neurology Staff


Stuart Hetrick, DO


Dr. Hetrick is the owner of Foothills Neurology. He is a Board Certified neurologist with a subspecialty in the treatment of headaches.
  • - Head injury
  • - CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy)
  • - Dementia
  • - Memory Loss
  • - Dizziness and Lightheadedness
  • - Fainting
  • - Brain tumors
  • - Myasthenia
  • - Nerve Pain
  • - Numbness and tingling

Scot Fechtel, MD


Dr. Fechtel is both a Neurologist and Chiropractor. He joined Foothills Neurology in 2006 and specialises in headaches.
  • - Headache
  • - Neck pain
  • - Back pain
  • - Sleep apnea
  • - Narcolepsy

Pritish Pawar, MD, PhD.


Dr. Pawar, M.D., Ph.D. is Board Certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. Specializes in seizures and epilepsy.
  • - EEG or electroencephalography
  • - Ambulatory EEG
  • - Seizures
  • - Epilepsy

Padma Mahant, MD


Dr. Mahant is a Board Certified Neurologist specializing in Movement Disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
  • - Parkinson’s Disease
  • - Huntington’s Disease
  • - Movement Disorder
  • - Tremor
  • - Deep Brain Stimulation

Timothy Visser, ND


Dr. Visser is a Naturopathic Physician who offers alternative therapies to conditions such as chronic daily headache, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
  • - Acupuncture
  • - IV Vitamin Therapy
  • - Fatigue

Lauren Bowen, DO


Dr. Bowen specializes in the treatment of difficult to treat headaches, migraine, cluster and facial pain.
  • - Migraine
  • - Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • - Pseudotumor cerebri
  • - Cluster headache
  • - Facial Pain
  • - Botox

Eric J. Eross, DO


Dr. Eross is the Director of The Phoenix Headache Institute, Founder & President of Gila Sciences, INC; Assistant Clinical Professor at Midwestern University, and Clinical faculty at Honor Healthcare Family Practice Residency Program.
Dr. Eross specializes in headaches and has seen over 15,000 headache consultation patients.

Leigh Gressley, MSN FNP-BC


Leigh has a special interest in procedures including Botox, occipital nerve blocks, carpal tunnel and trigger point injections, IV treatments and nerve conduction studies.

Robin Adamson, PA-C


Robin is a Physician Assistant with a background in sports medicine and physical therapy.

Susan Hawrylkiw, MSN, FNP


Susan holds a Masters of Science in Nursing and is a registered Family Nurse Practitioner. She has been practising nursing for over 20 years.

Amber McLouth, PA-C


Amber is a certified Physician Assistant at Foothills Neurology. Amber has previously worked in physical therapy.

Melinda Preston, DNP


Melinda is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner providing therapy and pharmacotherapy for patients with a variety of neurological disorders.
  • - Psychiatry
  • - Depression
  • - Bipolar
  • - Anxiety
  • - Stress

Mary Diedrich, PT


Mary has over 28 years of experience as a Physical Therapist. She specializes in manual therapy treatments and offers a unique mixture of alternative and traditional techniques.
  • - Physical therapy
  • - Osteopathic manipulative therapy
  • - Cranio-sacral therapy

Lisa Nelson, FNP-C


Lisa received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ. She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University in 2009. Before joining Foothills Neurology as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked in cardiology and intensive care nursing in Chandler, AZ and Hartford, CT.