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Brain & Nervous System

Neurology at Nantucket Cottage Hospital



Nantucket Cottage Hospital’s visiting neurologists provide consultative services, diagnostic testing and treatment for chronic neurological conditions and diseases. We bring the expertise of world-class neurologists from Massachusetts General Hospital and other premier hospitals to Nantucket, giving island residents access to exceptional care without the burden of traveling to the mainland. Dr. John W. Stakes, of the MGH Neurology Department, and Dr. Donald Marks, who is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Plymouth, anchor our neurology program and travel to Nantucket monthly to see island patients. Dr. Karen Kerman, a pediatric neurologist affiliated with Hasbro Children’s Hospital in Rhode Island, also makes quarterly visits to Nantucket. Please contact the NCH specialty clinic scheduler at (508) 825-8377 to make an appointment. You may also see the current schedule on the NCH Clinician Calendar.

Meet our Team

Meet our Team

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Dr. John Stakes, visiting MGH neurologist & Nantucket Cottage Hospital Trustee

“It is a privilege to practice neurology. I derive professional satisfaction from patient care, and from teaching fellows, medical students and residents. My MGH Network Development work facilitates patient access to MGH resources for best outcomes.”

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