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Dr. Felix Brizuela

Neurology
morgantown, WV
32 years experience male

Locations

Felix Brizuela D.O.PLLC

morgantown, WV

Address

1271 suncrest towne centre, morgantown, WV
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 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

608 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
See live doc: need to see a live physician for good exam. twitching may be due to low potassium from vomiting, light headedness from perhaps dehydration. May all ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Therapy: there is no surgery or drugs, the only way to over come this is with therapy, i.e. vestibular training. I would enquire whether a local physical ther... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Find cause: first step is to find the cause. iron deficiency anemia can cause it, as could a nerve disease of your nerves (neuropathy). medications that treat i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Outside: all ganglia are outside of the central nervous system.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes, usually: Their is no absolute contraindication with this class of drugs with your condition. It may lower your blood pressure some, but I never had that happe... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes: All neurologic conditions that involve dyscomfort and pain worsen with psychological and physical stress.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Very rare: This is one of these phenomenom that one reads about but never actually see. I have never seen this in 21 years in practice. This is more common in ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Migraine: The brain has no pain fibers, so you can rest assure your brain doesn't hurt. Any head pain with strain is considered a migraine variant, but wouldn'... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Good question: There are direct connections between the vestibular/cochlear nerve and the nerves going to the paracervical muscles, chiropractors and Osteopaths call... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not real: This is a ridicuous made up entitiy. Demenita is loss of cognitive abilities, which may or may not including memory due to physical loss of nerves du... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Blepharospasm: This is called blepharospasm. It can be aggrevated by stress and physical activity, and is usually a benign entity. some people get it bad, and can ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Ignore: Do take your medication. don't consider yourself different, it is just a medical condition requiring.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes: unfortunately, it is not uncommon for specialty doctors to pick up settle these. On average, spected we talk to somebody knowledge of the subject matt... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Pressing nerves: pressing nerves either in your lower back (disk) or in the muscles in your buttocks (periformis syndrome). I would see a neurologist.
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
No: headaches are for the most part a benign phenomenom. the brain has no pain receptors, so things like brain tumors cause deficits like weakness, numbn... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes: a normal mri usually means that you don't have a pinched nerve due to a disc or arthritis but you can still have a pinched nerve in other areas like y... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not really: That means something is irritating the nerves or nerves in those areas. Could be a pinched nerve in your neck and low back, or it can be an abnormali... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Doubt it: I doubt this has anything to do with the implantaion. Need to see your doctor to try and find cause of your back pain.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
You can on the EEg.: You can on the EEg. Whether or not you can notice it physically depends on were the seizure is and probably how strong. That's one of the reasons we... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not really to B12: What ever B12 your body doesn't use, you will urinate. Some people with deficiencies need to take more than they theoretically need because they have... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Need mamogram/ultra: This can be a number of things. breast pain is not a common presenting symptom of breast cancer, but can occur. breast pain during menses is common ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Nerve dysfunction: you need seen right away, preferrably by a neurologist. You more than likely have a condition known as glossopharyngeal neuralgia, inflamation of the... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Wouldn't count on it: Risperdal can increase your prolactin level, which can cause electile dysfunction. I would consider switching to a related drug without this side eff... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
None.: an elevated 5 hydroxy Ndola see the cast of level, means that your body is producing more serotonin than it should.this has nothing to do with the pin... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Magnesium: I would say, that magnesium have the potential forhaving a positive effect on the glutamate receptors. I say this, because magnesium for the most part... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Pnched nerve: could be in a muscle in you buttocks, such as the periformis muscle which is known to pinch the sciatic nerve and cause sciatica, but can also be comi... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not due to accident: this is not due to your accident. YOu need to see a Neurologist. Potential causes of this include long standing hypertension.
A female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Vasodilitaion: the hot is causing the blood vessels in your head and extremities to dilate, causing the tingling.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Wait: I would wait to see what is going on first. ballet and taekwondo?? I don't know, you sound like your kind of young for a abdominal aortic aneurism??
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Beta blockers?: Heart palpatations that aren't due to severe heart condition are indeed considered benign, but if they are troublesome, many cardiologists prescribe b... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
New procedure: there is an up and coming procedure that involves placing a rigid structure in the roof of the mouth, which can be done right in an office setting and... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Yes and no: street drugs, especially stimulus can stimulate or induce a psychosis, causing hallucinations, agitation and even violent behavior. It's usually not p... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Just a migraine phen: ocular migraines, or pretty much just considered a migraine phenomena. Migraines or for the most part 49, there is some data suggesting that migraine ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Loss of mass: atrophy refers to loss of muscle mass, which will appear as a shrinking of the muscle. It is specially noticeable when in one limb. Whether or not i... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Depends: It is used to stabilize mood, by settling you fown.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Normal.: This is absolutely, positively normal. This is similar to when you scratch a dog's belly, and their leg moves. Like all electrical wiring, human nerv... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Sometimes hard.: can be hard to tell because both can cause chest tightness and tachycardia, but if your symptoms start with chest pain, need to rule out cardiac cause... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Not likely: if you are stable on what you are on, for at least 6 months, not likely.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
Muscles in throat: there is an uncoordination in the muscles in your throat, causing the water to go up your nose, the passage of least resistance. I would see an ENT
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 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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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 made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you so much Doctor. Nowadays having hammering headache and a chill feeling inside my head along with my dizziness. Please Guide me. Thank U.

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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