IRVING, TEXAS, September 27, 2011 – The Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving (M&SCI) today announced that Karen Bontia MD, a board-certified Neurologist, is joining the clinic.

There has been a shortage of Neurologists in Irving and the nation for several years, so M&SCI is thrilled to have recruited a Neurologist of her caliber.  Dr. Bonita is an experienced Neurologist with specialty training in Neuromuscular Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She chose Texas because of proximity to family and Medical & Surgical Clinic of Irving because of their stellar reputation for patient care.

Dr. Bontia’s office is in the professional building at Las Colinas Medicine Center where she will see patients age 16 and up.  She has staff privileges and will care for inpatients at Las Colinas Medical Center and at Baylor Medical Center at Irving.

Dr. Bontia received her Doctor of Medicine from University of the Philippines and then completed an Internship at Staten Island University Hospital in New York.  She did her residency in Neurology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System also in New York.   She went on to do fellowship training in Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  After completing training, Dr. Bontia was in private practice in Maine for 5 years.

She is board certified in both Neurology and Neuromuscular Medicine by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.  She is also board certified in Electrodiagnostic Medicine by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  Dr. Bontia is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and a Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Her clinical areas of interest include headaches, neuromuscular disorders such as neuropathy, dementia and Alzheimer’s.  She is also fluent in Tagalog (Filipino).

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M&SCI is one of the largest physician-owned multi-specialty group practices in the metroplex, serving patients from Irving and surrounding communities since 1953. With its focus on high quality, disease prevention, technology advancements and the continuum of medical care, M&SCI is well positioned to meet the challenges of healthcare in the decades to come.  For more information, call 972-253-4200 or visit www.mscitx.com.