Member of CSNA since 2022
Member, American Academy of Neurology
Member, Colorado Medical Association
Member, El Paso County Medical Society
Member, American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine

B.A. – University of Texas in Austin
M.S. – University of Texas Medical School
Residency & Fellowship – Neurological Institute at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center


Neuromuscular diseases, electromyography, sleep medicine, movement disorders, Botulinum toxin treatment, multiple sclerosis, and headaches.

“I’ve worked as a neurologist for a large Colorado Springs multispecialty group for 18 years, so I am very familiar with our medical community. I have always seen Colorado Springs Neurological Associates (CSNA) as our region’s leading medical group for the evaluation and treatment of the many facets of neurological disorders. What a great opportunity it will be for me to work with fellow neurologist, neurosurgeons, and neuropsychologists. The greatest professional satisfaction for me comes from providing excellent patient care, establishing long term relationships with patients, and helping solve neurologic diagnostic challenges.” – Dr. McDonald

Dr. McDonald enjoys hiking, backpacking, and anything that involves the outdoors.


C. Beshany

Dr. Hammers and staff are friendly and patient. His explanations are always thorough and understandable, and one leaves feeling confident and we’ll cared for. His staff are well trained and responsive. Five stars to all.

Great Success!

I have been suffering from migraines for years. I started going to CSNA and have had great success. Very professional, listens to my concerns and are knowledgeable about coming up with the right medications. I would recommend this practice to my family and friends.

C. Just

These guys are always polite and help me out with what I need them for. I’ve been having seizures nearly a year, and these guys have been going through hell and high water with me trying to find out what’s causing it. Good folks.

K. Sataev

I have been a patient for almost a year. I really appreciate the kindness that they offer. I know they are working for my best interests and listen to every word I say. They are dealing with the pandemic as best as they can. There has been one unreturned call but it was understandable what she was going through. All in all I am a happy patient.

H. Becker

Julia Brinley spent a lot of time with me. I did not feel rushed at all. She explained everything in depth and made sure I understood. I was very happy with this experience.

K. Pulliam

I was impressed with the staff at CSNA from the very first visit. The overall experience was professional and pleasant. I was seen on time by Dr. Ales. He explained every aspect of my examination as it was happening and then devoted enough time to carefully explain his findings and recommendations. In my case, surgery by a hand specialist was needed. He made a referral recommendation and then arranged for my records to be transmitted in time for an examination by the hand surgeon, in an office across town, to occur on the very next day. I don’t know what more a patient could expect…… I highly recommend Dr. Ales and the CSNA staff.

K. Myers

Dr. Brinley and the Sanexas team are great. I have been going in for Sanexas treatments twice a week for 2 1/2 months. Sherri, Mike, and John always give me a warm greeting and treat me with courtesy & efficiency, and always in a very friendly manner. I highly recommend CSNA, Dr. Brinley, and the Sanexas team!

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Colorado Springs Neurological Associates (CSNA) recognizes that neurological disease doesn’t stop for a pandemic. While under the restrictions of COVID-19, telehealth appointments will be made available to our patients.

In person appointments are still available; however, if you’re sick, immunocompromised, or would just prefer a telehealth appointment, please call our scheduling department at 719-473-3272.