Headache Specialist joins Island Hospital

Amanda FloecknerNews

J. Michael Jones MPAS-C (Masters Medicine, Certified Physician Assistant) is now treating patients aged six years and older who suffer from migraine, tension headache, “sinus headache”, cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia, atypical face pain, post-traumatic head pain pseudotumor cerebri and more.

Jones received his BS in Psychology and General Science Studies, graduating cum laude, from East Tennessee State University in 1977. He earned his Certification as Clinical Associate (PA) from the University of Kentucky in 1981 and his Masters in Medicine – Neurology Emphasis from the University of Nebraska in 1998.

He began his career in 1982 as an associate to Joel Saper MD (widely considered the world’s foremost headache specialist) at the Michigan Headpain and Neurological Institute, Ann Arbor. Together, they established the first inpatient headache center in the U.S.

In 1986, Jones traveled to Egypt to work with refugees through the Mediterranean Medical Resources of Cairo and was enrolled in the Intensive Arabic Program offered by the American University from 1987 to 1988 to facilitate him in this work.

After returning the U.S., in 1997 he became a headache specialist with Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. During this time he was also on the faculty of the La Crosse-Mayo Physician Assistant and the Winona State Nurse Practitioner Programs. Since 2003 Jones has been with Cascade Neurologic Clinic in Mount Vernon, as a headache specialist. In 2012 he became the first non-physician to be board certified in Headache Medicine through the National Headache Foundation.

Author of 29 medical trade journal articles and invited lecturer/presenter at even more educational events, Jones is happy to bring the latest in research and treatment to headache sufferers in Anacortes.

J. Michael Jones MPAS-C sees patients Monday – Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Center for Pain Management, 2511 M Ave., Suite C, Anacortes. For more information or to make an appointment call (360) 299-4929.