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Spruce Multispecialty Group

Alan Birnbaum, MD, QME


Alan M.  Birnbaum, MD, QME, grew up in Fresno, prior to attending and graduating Brown University followed by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, completing his Neurology residency at UC San Diego then earning his Board Certification for Adult Neurology in 1981.
Dr. Birnbaum has practiced neurology including EMG/NCV and neurosonology, continuously in Fresno since 1979. He joined Spruce Multispecialty Group in 2006. During 2010, he became the Medical Director of the St. Agnes Medical Center Stroke Program. Dr. Birnbaum now also serves on the St. Agnes Medical Staff Quality Committee and Quality Council, as well as its Medical Executive Committee. His forensic work includes both State of California Qualified Medical Examinations for work injuries and complex civil Independent Medical Examinations.

Outside of practice hours, Dr. Birnbaum enjoys road cycling with Parker’s Team, which trains new cyclists and raises money for medical causes. Particularly on any hill he can be identified as the tall rider trailing off the slow end of the paceline. An experienced photographer, he uses his cameras to document family and social events, record travels to interesting places taken with his wife Kathy, and to support Parker’s Team,

Dr. Birnbaum enjoys spending the time needed to fully evaluate a case He emphasizes complete diagnostic analysis and thorough discussion with patients. As a consultant, Dr. Birnbaum takes pride in the detailed reports sent to referring physicians.