Jack Stigler DO
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Dr. Stigler received his doctor of osteopathy degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, Mo., completed his internship at Eastmoreland Hospital in Portland, Ore. and completed his neurology residency at the University of California in San Diego.
Dr. Stigler is interested in the diagnosis and management of conditions that affect the brain, spinal cord, nerves and muscles. All of these diseases can greatly impact a patient’s quality of life. He is certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine which is used to investigate these conditions. In addition, he enjoys being a clinical instructor for medical students.
Dr. Stigler's childhood role model influenced his decision to become a DO. “My family physician was a DO, and I wanted to have a practice like him,” said Dr. Stigler. “I liked to have physical techniques for common musculoskeletal problems seen in family practice.”
He started training as a family practitioner but during a rotation in neurology he met another role model, a neurologist, who changed his course. As a neurologist, he finds the most satisfying part "explaining in understandable terms what problem patients are dealing with so they can decide which options they prefer for testing and possible treatment is."
Dr. Stigler's DO training, which emphasizes a whole-person approach to medicine, has helped guide him in his neurology practice. "Some conditions are actually not due to pinched or damaged nerves but are related to musculoskeletal problems."
“It is a privilege to attend and serve my patients’ needs. I greatly value being connected with my patients; it is through this connection that we work together to address their unique concerns and goals. Today there are multiple modalities of treatment available for comprehensive care.”
Dr. Stigler enjoys spending time with his family. He loves to be in nature hiking and exploring. His other hobbies include riding motorcycles, playing soccer, bicycling and playing with his dog, Ginger.
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Listen in on Dr. Jack Stigler discussing Parkinson's disease on KOMO radio.