HRMC Adds Neurosurgeon and Neurologist to Medical Staff

HRMC Adds Neurosurgeon and Neurologist to Medical Staff

October 11, 2018

Havasu Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the addition of Arlan Mintz, M.D., a board certified Neurosurgeon, and Olivia Yambem, MD a board certified Neurologist, to its medical staff.

“What attracted me to Havasu Regional Medical Center is the strong community need for a regional neurosurgery program,” said Dr. Mintz. “There is a commitment here to establish a high quality program locally so patients with serious brain conditions don’t have to travel outside of Mohave County for treatment.”

Dr. Mintz is a board certified neurosurgeon in both the United States and Canada who is nationally and internationally recognized. He specializes in the treatment of brain tumors, treating patients with both primary tumors, benign and malignant in nature, and metastatic brain tumors that are the result of cancer that has spread from another location in the body. Dr. Mintz will also be able to perform radiosurgery procedures utilizing the Trubeam Plus® Linear Accelerator slated for installation in early 2019.

Dr. Mintz treats head injuries as part of Havasu Regional Medical Centers Level 3 Trauma Center. This allows those with trauma related head injuries to receive care close to home.

Dr. Mintz received his medical degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. He went on to complete his surgical internship at McMaster University and his neurosurgery residency at the University of Ottawa. Dr. Mintz also holds two Master of Science degrees in both neurophysiology and clinical epidemiology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mintz has published numerous academic articles and has lectured internationally and nationally in addition to being an active researcher in the area of brain tumors.

Also new to the HRMC team is neurologist Dr. Olivia Yambem. Dr. Yambem received her medical degree from the University of Seychelles American Institute of Medicine (USAIM), Victoria, Seychelles (Africa). She went on to complete her neurology internship and clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Yambem also completed a neuromuscular fellowship at the University of Washington, School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Yambem has presented nationally and published numerous academic articles internationally.

Dr. Yamben treats all neurological conditions including dementias, Parkinson’s disease, strokes, seizures, MS and headaches. She specializes in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Myasthenia Gravis, muscular dystrophies, neuropathies and immune mediated myopathies.

“Being able to keep patients close to home, near their support network, helps healing and the recovery process,” said Dr. Yambem. “The patient and their family are undergoing an extreme amount of stress so anything we can do the keep them close to home will decrease the inconvenience of having to travel out of the area.”

Both doctors will be located in the HRMC Medical Office building at 1851 Mesquite Avenue in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.

Dr. Mintz’s office is Suite 210. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 928-854-7540.

Dr. Yambem’s office is Suite 106. Appointments may be scheduled by calling 928-854-1242.

About Havasu Regional Medical Center

Havasu Regional Medical Center is a licensed 171 bed acute care facility fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Providing 24 hour emergency services, it is a Level III Trauma Center accredited by the America College of Surgeons and also a state certified Advanced Life Support Base Hospital,

authorizing medical direction and support of pre-hospital care providers and fire department paramedic personnel. The facility offers a full complement of patient-centered, community hospital and regional referral services in most major medical disciplines, including orthopedics, open heart and neurosurgery. More than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals comprise the medical staff and represent a broad cross-section of specialty areas. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians. More information can be found on its website at