Dr. Felix Brizuela

Neurology
morgantown, WV
34 years experience male

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Felix Brizuela D.O.PLLC

morgantown, WV

Address

1271 suncrest towne centre, morgantown, WV
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(304) 212-5396

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Felix Brizuela D.O.PLLC

Connellsville, PA

About

Bio

Private solo practice in Morgantown, WV and Connellsville, PA. Previously Department Chairman in Johnstown, PA and employed by UPMC, Pittsburgh. Board Certified by the American Academy of Psychiatry and Neurology 1997, re-Certified in 2007. Specializing in Adult and Pediatric Neurology. co-authored study on efficacy of increasing doses of immune globulin on CIDP with professors from Johns Hopkins, UCLA which was presented at poster presentation international conference in France July 2013. Presently involved in study as sole investigator on CIDP variants and response to IVIG.

Specialties
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Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

Licenses

United States: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Doctor Q&A

496 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Abnormal deposits: Deposits, called amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles develop in a progressive fashion in parts of the brain affected.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Weeks: Best to have a blood patch. Takes it right away.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really: Restless leg syndrome, refers to a condition in which there is this feeling that you must move your legs. Traditionally, involuntary movements of the ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Function and structu: Eeg confirms whether or not there is a short circuit that could be detected in the brain to confirm whether you are having seizures. Many times, howe... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Migraine?: This is a migraine phenomenom. Occasinnally symptoms like this can occur due to something like an abnormal tangle of blood vessels in the brain, i.e. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Stimulator: Surgery involves implantation of an electrical wire that stimulates a part of the brain that frees movement, allowing better movement and walking., .
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Involuntary tightness: This occurs with certain types of strokes, and with spinal cord injuries. Involuntary tightening of the flexor muscles, with intermittent gear as you ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on cause: Most acquired vertigo is due to inflamation of the middle ear apparatus and steroids help a great deal in my opinion. Vertigo can also be caused by s... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Memory: The earliest symptom is short term memory dysfunction. Later poor attention, difficulty with speech, writing, and doing tasks you were previously ver... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Unknown: The incidence is underestimated. Limb girdle dystrophy is actually under diagnosed, although still pretty rare. Always need muscle biopsy to rule ou... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Address the cause: Acute spasms in an other wise healthy individual without muscle disease is usually due to acute disturbance in electrolyte balance, usually potassium.... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Anyone: Anyone who is exposed. How it is transmitted is a bit of a mystery, as is what exactly it is.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Assuming you have ms: Assuming you mean progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, and assuming you are on tysabri, (natalizumab) your dr. Now has the availability of seru... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Rupture of vessel: Blood clot on the surface of the brain caused by rupture of vein. Rupture of an artery on the surface would cause epidural bleed.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Lack of awarenss: It's actually recognized more do to better understanding now. It really hasn't increased in incidence.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Many: Possible depression, anxiety, poor memory, hypertension, poor blood sugar control with possible development of diabetes, possible risk for hear diseas... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: Only if due to middle ear inflammation. Other causes, like stroke improve over time, though many are left with significant deficits.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Need seen: Could have been a stroke, but could have also been a migraine or a seizure. You need an MRI and good neuro exam.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Possible hypotensive: More than likely periods of transient low blood pressure, slowing the blood flow to the center of your brain providing sensation to the leg area. Oth... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on typw: There is more than one types of motor neuron disease. There is of now no cure or reliable treatment for lou gehrigs diseases. There are some promi... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Doubt any thing: There is a lining in your brain called the dura. This were most sensation comes from on the brain. I.E. The brain itself has no sensation. On some... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuropathy: You have a small fiber neuropathy, sounds like with dysautonomia. If acquired, may be treatable!
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Your boss is a hello: fibromyalgia is a very real and very complicated condition. It is due to over activity of peripheral nerves that are involved in sensation. Most peopl... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Migraine: This was a migraine phenomenom, which you are prone to with your condition. Did you have a headache following? if you are having repeated flashing l... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
This can happen: Yes, studies now do show that migraine sufferers do have little areas of scar tissue, believed to be areas of previous loss of oxygen due to constrict... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really: not really, you probably either need something else or your having another issue for whatever your taking it for such as lack of sleep, hormonal probl... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
What do you mean?: by using drugs, do you mean he is abusing drugs? What kind? prescription? Heroine?
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Perhaps other virus: there are many virus and bacteria, like ebstein barr, cytomegalovirus, lyme that can live in your body and become active at times of stress, and cause... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really: You shouldn't take klonipin for seizures, if that is what your are having. Klonipin is used for anxiety and panic attacks. For seizures, it can stop... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Hormones for structu: at your age, it is either a hormonal imbalance, or perhaps a mass such as on ovarian cysts.you need a good examination.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes and no: MS is an inflamatory disease of the central nervous system. It can affect the brain and spinal cord or only one or the other. you can have lesions i... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Cant give difinitive: it depends on what side effects you are talking about. weight gain? Have to diet to lose the weight, depends on how much you want to lose. Give us ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: A seizure is an anorak electric short circuit I'm the brain due to onkury, whether a stfoke, trauma mass such as tumor, etc
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Incre: you may have increased inteacranial pressure, you may have a condition known as pseudotumor cerebri.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Same receptor: One is a classic opioid (oramorph) another is called an opioid agonist, that works differently than a classic opioid but on the same pain receptor. I... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: no one has ever reported it to me, but yes, it can cause this.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes : Thickening of the bones due to healing can lead to stenosis
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: yes it will, most likely both.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Positional vertigo: you are suffering from postional vertigo, something has caused minor damage to the balance apparatus behind your ear, giving false sensation of moveme... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
No: I wouldn't. they are different drugs with different mechanisms of action, which may lead to withdrawl. If you are going to stop celexa, I would tape... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Rarely: usually sciatica stays on one side, occasionally can affect both sides, but if I were you, I would see a specialist, perhaps a urologist to determine ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Unusual: flu symptoms do not last one month. Dizzy spells, can mean many things depending on what you mean by dizziness. There is vertigo, or the sensation of ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: scheuermann's disease in an exagerated kyphosis. this "uneveness" in the spine will contribute to disk herniation. A disk herniation occurs when a d... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes and no: unusual for you to suddenly not tolerate it, but zoloft (sertraline) can cause GI irritation. Maybe you have a hiatal hernia as well.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Occipital neuralgia: It is a type of headache, vast majority of time benign. occasionally due to pinched nerve. I had a patient with pain shooting up the back of her hea... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Sinus infection: I would get checked for a sinus infection. Have you had one before, or do you have a history of allergies?
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes and no: This may strain back as well. Might want to consider resistance training
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Trigeminal neuropath: Trigeminal neuropathy, or inflammation on the nerve providing sensation to your face. This is most likely due to a viral infection, I treated with st... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
I doubt it is this.: This is something that you had all of your life. If the symptoms you are having our new, it is not related to this. You may just have a middle ear in... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuropathy: It sounds like your suffering from a peripheral neuropathy. This could be due to something as simple as a vitamin deficiency or as complicated as an ... Read More
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Testimonials
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Nov 23, 2014
Dr. Brizuela gives clear and easy to understand answers on all aspects of neurology, especially neuropathies of various types. I highly recommend him to the HealthTap community.
Mar 17, 2013
Great answers. Precise. To the point!
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Jan 26, 2015
I have complete trust in Dr. Brizuela. He's extremely knowledable, which made me feel confident about addressing my diagnosis. He is easy to talk to, especially with personal issues and concerns. He m...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Very helpful! I have systemic neurological chronic lyme & coinfections untreated for years resulting in neurological damage & triggered other issues incl. ner...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! How about (secondary) hypogonadism, which is the next in line to check? I am also getting ready to quit smoking and repeat 5-HIAA test after one month
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Well, then, my experienced Columbia University Medical School graduate failed miserably in her attempt on 2 occasions. Should ask for my money back.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - School of Osteopathic Medicine, NJ
Graduated 1989MD

Awards

Press Gainey award for patient satisfaction on 3 occasions
Top Doctor, Second Place, Morgantown, WV - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, West Virginia - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Osteopathic Association
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