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Janet Robillard is an Advanced Practice Provider in the Department of Neurology. Her clinical focus is headache management. Her aim is to meet patients where they are as a partner in the management of their headache pattern so that they may be as active in their life as possible. She has a special interest in managing headaches in young adults and those that are affected by the female reproductive cycle including headaches that occur with the menstrual period and the management of headaches during pregnancy planning, pregnancy and lactation.
She practices at the UW Health Headache Clinic one day a week in collaboration with neurologists who specialize in treatment of migraine and cluster headaches, idiopathic intracranial hypertension, Trigeminal Neuralgia, atypical facial pain and post-concussion syndrome. She practices in General Neurology at the 20 S. Park Street Clinic four days a week with a focus on headache management and management of headache disorders in pregnancy and lactation in addition to general neurologic conditions.
She embraces many approaches to treatment, including lifestyle modification medication management, non-pharmacologic treatments (physical therapy, supplements, pain psychology, integrative medicine) and procedures. She performs trigger point injections, occipital nerve blocks and Botox/Xeomin injections.
She received her Physician Assistant degree at UW-La Crosse. Following graduation, she was employed for 10 years at Gundersen Health in La Crosse, WI in the Department of OB/GYN. She began her career in gynecology and transitioned to UW Health in 2014 in the Department of Neurology. She has given lectures on migraine headache diagnosis and treatment, managing migraine in pregnancy and lactation, managing occipital neuralgia with nerve block treatment and a summary of the American Academy of Neurology Headache quality measures.
Education & credentials
- Certified Physician Assistant (CPA)
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
- Cranial Nerve Blocks
- Trigger Point Injections