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Leah A. Thronaum, DO

  • About
    • Specialties: Neurology
    • Gender: Female
    • Languages: English
    Biography

    Headache medicine quickly became Dr. Thronaum's passion as she time and time again witnessed the burden and impact people with headache disorders are confronted with. It's a tricky thing for people to understand how this condition which doesn't present with visible symptoms can be so disabling.

    The headache patient is not the only one who is affected. It trickles down to their job and coworkers, their spouses, children and relationships suffer and — as a result — often the patients self-worth and confidence becomes questioned. It takes a toll on every aspect of one's life.

    Dr. Thronaum's goal is for her patients to better understand their own role in management of chronic and complex neurologic issues, and to arm them with the knowledge required to make the best medical and neurologic choices to improve their quality of life.

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    Education
    • Medical School
      Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Internship
      Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • Residency
      Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Areas Of Interest
    Dr. Leah Thronaum is a CentraCare neurologist with subspecialty training in headache medicine. Dr. Thronaum has a special interest in management of primary and secondary headaches and atypical facial pain. For many living with migraine, a headache specialist makes all the difference. From diagnosing your particular type of headache syndrome to designing a tailored treatment plan that works for you, a headache specialist is a capable ally and can be a vital addition to your migrane/headache support team. She has particular expertise in performing injection techniques such as Head and Face nerve blocks, trigger point injections, Spheno-palatine ganglion blocks, as well as Neurotoxin Injections such as Botox for therapeutic purposes. She also has neuro-modulation experience with use of single pulse TMS (Trans-cranial Magnetic Stimulation) device and trans-cranial electrical stimulating
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Articles from Leah Thronaum

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO