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James Ragland, MD

Facilities Lake Region Healthcare
Groups Lake Region Healthcare


Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) welcomes Dr. James B. Ragland, MD, FAAN to our medical staff and to offer Neurology services to our communities. He will see patients at the Fergus Falls main clinic beginning in early 2020.

Dr. Ragland received his MBBS Degree from the University of Madras, Madras Medical College in Madras, India. He completed two years of residency training in Psychiatry followed by three years of Neurology Residency at the Elliot Neurological Center at Pennsylvania Hospital, affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He served as Chief Resident in Neurology during his 5th post graduate year.

He has served as a staff neurologist and independent practice neurologist in Bismarck, ND and as a Neuro-Hospitalist in Pennsylvania. Most recently he has served as the Director of Neurology & Neuro Diagnostic Medicine at DSP Health System in Pennsylvania and then as a Staff Neurologist at Essential Health in Fargo, ND.

Dr. Ragland has also had several teaching appointments at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine in Bismarck. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, a Fellow of the American Association of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, a member of the American Epilepsy Society and an associate member of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

When asked about choosing to join the team at LRH Dr. Ragland said the well-designed clinic facility combined with the friendly and welcoming people made it a perfect place for him to take his outpatient practice. “This is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for,” he said. His neurology practice will be multi-faceted and include treatment for common issues including headaches, migraines, tremors, seizure disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and memory difficulties.

He enjoys advancing his knowledge base in neurology and in turn impart better patient care in the community he serves. In his spare time he enjoys exercising, and traveling.