Neuromuscular Specialist Joins Spectrum Health Medical Group

Paul Twydell, DO, has joined the Spectrum Health Medical Group as a neurologist specializing in neuromuscular medicine. His expertise includes electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies, muscle biopsies and botulinum toxin injections for spasticity and certain movement disorders.

Dr. Twydell’s clinical interests include inflammatory myopathies, myasthenia gravis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), hereditary myopathies and neuropathies, acquired neuropathies and muscle channelopathies.

He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a neurology residency at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, New York. He is board certified in neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine.

The community will have an opportunity to meet Dr. Twydell at Spectrum Health Medical Group’s June Doctor Dialogue series where he will present “Living With Peripheral Neuropathy” on Thursday, June 13, from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Prince Conference Center, Calvin College, 1800 East Beltline Avenue SE, Grand Rapids.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Register online at or call 616.267.2626 and select option 4.

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system, based in West Michigan, offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital; 130 ambulatory and service sites; 975 advanced practice providers and employed physicians including members of the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart physician groups; and Priority Health, a health plan. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 19,200 employees. The organization provided $204 million in community benefit during its 2012 fiscal year.