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Dr. Jose "Joel" De Ocampo, MD has been a practicing board certified neurologist for nearly two decades. After completing his education at the De La Salle University medical school in 1992, he went on to finish his Internal Medicine internship at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Dr. De Ocampo was the Chief Resident in Neurology at Allegheny General Hospital (formerly affiliated with Hahnemann University). He was accepted at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he completed a full year as a Fellow in Cerebrovascular Diseases.
Wishing to expand his expertise, he went on to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for another Fellowship year in Neurophysiology learning how to evaluate and treat epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases. This was followed by a third Fellowship year studying and researching Sleep Disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, OH.
The American Board of Medical Specialties recognizes his expertise in the Specialties of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology, Neuromuscular Disorders, and Sleep Medicine. He is also preparing for certification in Vascular Neurology.
He has been published in neurology journals and has participated in numerous clinical trials in stroke, sleep medicine and even multiple sclerosis. He has given numerous lectures on a variety of neurological disorders such as migraine, Alzheimer’s dementia, and stroke.
He was the medical director of The Sleep Center at Oaktree Medical Centre (2001-2005) and The Sleep Center at Southwest Neuroscience Institute in affiliation with Scottsdale Neurological Consultants (2006-2009) where he was also Attending Physician. He continues to serve as a Board of Director at Independence National Bank in South Carolina.
Dr. De Ocampo moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2006 and established the Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center in 2010.
Dr. Luay Shayya graduated from the University Of Oklahoma College Of Medicine in 2012. He completed the basic sciences curriculum at the Oklahoma City campus from 2008-2010. He then moved to the OU-Tulsa campus from 2010-2012 to participate in their innovative School of Community Medicine and learn how to serve as well-rounded physicians focusing on improving the health of entire communities.
He continued his medical education at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH, where he completed his Internal Medicine internship in 2012 and his Neurology residency in 2016. He was also elected to serve as the Chief Resident in Neurology during his final year of residency.
He remained at the Cleveland Clinic for an additional year of Fellowship training in Neuromuscular Diseases, which he will complete in June 2017.
During his education at the Cleveland Clinic, he completed the annual Comprehensive Neurotoxin Course, learning how to evaluate and treat multiple neurological conditions with neurotoxin injections. In addition, he completed the annual Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy Course, learning how to evaluate and treat epilepsy.
He has been active in neurology research and is published in multiple neurology journals.
Dr. Shayya will be moving to Scottsdale, Arizona in July 2017.
Rachel is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner with over 8 years of experience. She received both a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Master’s degree in nursing from the Accelerated Nurse
Practitioner program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in which she received honors. The University of Massachusetts Medical School has repeatedly been ranked in the top 5, in
Primary care. She worked as a registered nurse during graduate school, and after graduating, she worked on several medical/surgical trauma, orthopedic, cardiology and neurology floors at numerous
Once board certified, Rachel specialized in neurology. She became the first nurse practitioner in the history of the practice in North Carolina to start a pilot treatment program, funded by
Medtronics, to treat patients with a baclofen pump to treat spasticity. At that time, Rachel was the most praised and respected nurse practitioner at the practice. She saw all types of neurological
conditions such as several types of dementias (Alzheimer's, frontotemporal, Parkinson’s, Vascular, etc), obstructive sleep apnea, developmental disorders, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, migraines,
strokes, Parkinson’s, neuropathies, ADHD, and muscle and nerve disorders.
After practicing neurology, Rachel decided to explore dermatology, most notably cosmetic dermatology, in which she was extensively trained and experienced in advanced techniques using neurotoxins
(Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin) and fillers (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Belotero, Artefill, and Radiesse). In addition, she also was extensively trained in performing a variety of laser treatments,
and was recruited to become a national laser educator.
Realizing her passion was in neurology, she went back to neurology, focusing primarily on neuropathies. She worked at a neuropathy clinic treatment center, treating patients with various
neuropathies and migraines. She was the head clinician/manager at the Phoenix location and later the Lake Havasu location.
She has now joined Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center where she will share her extensive neurology skills and experience with the patients and staff.
As lead Neurodiagnostic Technologist at Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center, Michelle brings diverse skills; before joining our practice she was the Practice Manager for a pain clinic in Phoenix and ran her own mobile neurodiagnostic business prior to that. Michelle joined Arizona Neurology and Sleep Center in August 2015. She has been a neurodiagnostic technologist for 27 years performing EEG, NCS, SSEP, and TCD and is the “Jill-of-all-trades” in the office serving as our website designer, IT and social media manager.
In her free time she is a Certified Integrative Wellness and Life Coach and Certified Reiki Master.
American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Professional Association of Health Care Office Management
The Neurodiagnostic Society
United Neurodiagnostic Professionals of America
National Association for the Self-Employed
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Gabriela M. - Medical Assistant
Brionna S. - Medical Assistant
Michelle P. - Insurance Specialist
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