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Dr. Felix Brizuela

Neurology
morgantown, WV
34 years experience male

Locations

Felix Brizuela D.O.PLLC

morgantown, WV

Address

1271 suncrest towne centre, morgantown, WV
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My office hours

Saturday: 8:00am - 12pm
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Fax

(304) 212-5396

Insurances accepted

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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really: The sciatic nerve doesn't provide sensation to the abdominal region. Either you have a pinched nerve in an atypical area, such as upper lower back or... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Very common: I see this a great deal, specially in patients prone to headaches and migraine. Just above the top of the angle between your head and neck is the occ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) other drug: you can take anything you'd like for the headache, perhaps with the exception of ultram (with caution), but talk to your doctor about a different clas... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Labyrinthitis: you may have an inner ear infection, or labyrinthitis. get yourself to a doctor to be checked. this is very treatable.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Pinched nerve: Something is irritating a nerve, specifically a branch of the 5th or slum bar vertebra or first sacral vertebrae both, or the peroneal nerve, which wr... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: yes, this can be a symptom of cauda equina syndrome, along with numbness and tingling down the back of legs, low back pain and incontinence of urine a... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
No: you can have convulsions and not lose consciousness if the seizure phenomenon causing the convulsions doesn't spread to an area of the brain altering ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Normal life: they can live a normal life span providing that they survive the consequences of the clot. It is not always a time bomb.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Essential tremor: sounds like a benign essential tremor. These usually run in families, and are self limited. sometimes when in your neck, they can cause involuntary ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Normal: dreaming of a real person is normal. we don't know why dreams happen.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Very common: neck and lower back pain, are very common. In fact, neck and lower back pain accounts for the majority of doctor visits in this country. I am assuming... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
???: although the words dizziness and vertigo are used interchangeably, they can be worlds apart. When you say your blood pressure is dropping, are you act... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Irritated nerve.: Burning is a sign of something irritating a nerve. In your case, it is affecting multiple nerves, we callthis mononeuritis multiplex. I would see you... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
???in ear: Do you mean in or behind ear? Your going to have to see a live doc for this one. Need to see in your ear with otoscope to help.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuropathy.: You are suffering from a neuropathy, already generation of the nerves going to the hands and feet
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: wont affect how the adderal works, but may make you drowsy to take methadone with it. you will still be able to focus better, but you may be tired. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Work up: You need an ultrasound and check of your hotmones. YOU HAVE Dysmenorrhea.
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Causalgia: damage to a limb can cause nerves in the area to become sensitive after healing, making it very painfull. also called causalgia and complex regional ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: yes, but causing spasms of the periformis muscle or causing sacroileitus, both of which can cause sciatica due to pressure on the sciatic nerve.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Inflamation of nerve: you have inflamation the nerve going to this location. Neuralgia. most likely due to a virus, the most common of which is theherpse zoster virus...i... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Brachial plexitus: If it came on all of a sudden, your probably have an acute brachial plexitus, or inflamation of a group of nerves that come together just above the sh... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Ignore: Do take your medication. don't consider yourself different, it is just a medical condition requiring.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Xray: Have you had a chest xray?? the lump can be pressing on nerves doing down your arm, brachial plexus, causing these symptoms.
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A male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Positional vertigo: Sounds like you may have gotten a little roughed up in at least one of the rides and developed positional vertigo. Little stones in your balance devi... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Not on this site: we don't fill these type of drugs on this site, and you really shouldn't be mixing temazapam and alprazolam, this could be dangerous. I see this alot... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Most likely cause: If the pain is aching or bank like, not accompanied by nausea or vomiting, if not throbbing, if it is more of a moderate grade pain that doesn't inter... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Prolonged: it is more prolonged, ambulatory allowing for longer monitoring, making it more possible to catch occult seizures. about 15% of seizures are missed o... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Doubt tumor: head dyscomfort symptoms are like snow flakes. Rarely do 2 people describe the same type of symptoms based on their perception. You wont' find anyth... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Seizure?: You may need an EEG, to rule out seizures
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: We use different type of drugs for prevention. Anti- seizure medicine topomax is probably one of the most commonly used daily medications to prevent ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
No: No, headaches are bad. Most expensive, one of the most difficult things to treat in medicine. Sounds like you are suffering from chronic migraines. ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Muscle spasms: muscle spasms in the neck from any cause, including arnold chiari can cause ringing in the ears. The only semi reliable treatment I have found is bot... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Electrolytes: you need your electrolytes checked, including sodium potassium and magnesium
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
They do this: they can occur on awakening. There is really nothing unusual about this. Auras are most commonly caused by migraines. Occasionally and aura can be ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Limited: there are limited drugs available for fatigue. provigil and nuvigil safest and most reliable, but insurance companies hate these drugs for some reaso... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Epilepsy?: autoscopic hallucinations occur when someone sees their own body outside of their own, their own perspective. this can occasionally occur with mental... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
From demenia: Incontinence is not uncommon in certain dementias, but I would look into an EEG to make sure that they are not having seizures, which are more common ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Not taking it.: The newer antidepressants I do not feel put you at higher risk as the older tricyclic antidepressants. However, if you've noticed a change in your hea... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Lost you: I am sorry, I don't get what you're saying. When you say you're getting shocked once a month, I am assuming that that means that you still having seiz... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Many things: pulling can be due to a number things, abnormal muscle spasms I'm 1 side of the body, in the car with disease of the nerds going to the muscles, so j... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Virus.: These are called little petechiae, mostly or most commonly due to a viral syndrome. They should go away. If you're not having any fever or chills, I ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Nerve damage: damage to the nerves going to the muscles in that region. called fasciculations. Possibly due to damage caused by surgery. this should resolve over... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Ruptured cyst?: Perhaps you ruptured an ovarian cyst, I would run this by your gynecologist.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuropathy.: You probably have a polyneuropathy. I would see a neurologist. Note however, that I am assuming that you have pain in the extremities, what the pain ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: anti double stranded DNA, to try and confirm lupus. anti ssa and ssb, r/o liver or thyroid disease, since sjogren and the latter 2 can cause positive ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Different drugs: adderal stimulates dopamine in the front of the brain, doesn't raise serotonin levels.
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Bronchitis: you probably have bronchitis. may need another antibiotic, perhaps augmenting for about 10 days or biaxin (clarithromycin). specially if you are a s... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
One can cause other: it is kind of you should be called instability, which can cause a muscle strain. We call that muscle guarding in the osteopathic world. The way to rea... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Slows nerves: Inhibits calcium at nerve endings, in crass inhabitants gaba which then slows down abnormal nerve impulses like burning pain
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A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 34 years experience
Doubt they are relat: I am very doubtful that the swelling that you were describing has anything to do with the light-headedness. The swelling is a benign phenomena, just s... 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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