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Dr. Mark Fisher

Neurology
Oklahoma City, OK
35 years experience male

About

Bio

I grew up in Los Angeles and lived in Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and Houston before settling in Oklahoma City.

Specialties
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Neurology

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Licenses

United States: Oklahoma

Languages spoken

English, Russian

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
No: Neurobiology is gradually inching closer to discovering the cause of MS, but we're not there yet. Epidemiological studies going way back have identifi... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: It could be the ropinirole itself or it could be an "inert" ingredient in the formulation, especially if it's Requip XL. The only problem I've seen wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Depends: "damage" is no more helpful in medicine than in car repair. The centrum semiovale is in white matter. What exactly does it look like, exactly where is... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost: and define what YOU mean by "believe in" and "divine healing." If by "believe in" you mean as in religion - ie belief without proof - then you are rep... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Individual variation: Everyone is different. One diabetic can run blood sugars of 250 for 20 years and not get it, while another can run 150 for 5 years and get it. While a... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Is this new?: If the tingling & numbness are on the same side as the pain, the symptoms are likely part of your migraine syndrome. Have you been diagnosed with ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Paresthesias: That's the term for pins & needles; or since you're a Brit, paraesthesias. You haven't stated how long you've had this, or how big the spot is, bu... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
????: It depends on the fruit or vegetable. This information is easy to look up by doing a web search.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Anatomy...: Sorry, l4-l5 and sacroliac joint are distant from each other anatomically. Stop trying to diagnose yourself and repost describing the location in plai... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Recovery from stroke depends on 1) the location and 2) size of the stroke, and the 3) age and overall health of the sufferer. Everyone is different. I... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
It COULD be a lot of things, but you're asking for magic, not medicine, if you expect to find out what it IS here. Your symptoms are just the BEGINNIN... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Almost anything: Illness in elderly is different. Younger people have specific symptoms that correlate with disease: chest pain (heart), fever & cough (pneumonia), nau... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Presumably, yes: Please repost and clarify what you found when you 1) did an initial web search for highly-rated "endo's" in your area, or 2) asked your primary care d... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Hx of migraines?: If you have a history of migraines, then apparently they've gotten worse. If you have never had migraines before, you have them now - IF these are in ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Insufficient data: An EEG is of no value in the diagnosis of narcolepsy. The standard diagnostic test is polysomnography with multiple-sleep-latency testing. If your doc... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost and clarify what you find unsatisfactory about the child’s current status and epilepsy treatment. Is he having seizures despite treatmen... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Genetic: RLS tends to run in families. Its "cause" is genetic. The genetic abnormality leads to abnormally low levels of iron in the brain. It is treatable. Se... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Usually, a PA needs at least some oversight from the physician(s) in the office. You should find out whether the neurologist reviewed & concurs wi... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Imaging facilities have a lot of patient traffic. Frankly, I'd be hesitant to go into one of those places WITHOUT having received the CoViD vaccine.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
"Sound like"? 1) CoViD is new & symptoms vary considerably. To throw out a few flulike symptoms & expect a diagnosis from a doc who has no doc... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
"Dries up"?: Not sure what you mean. Sounds like someone tried to simplify an explanation of something, like maybe brain atrophy, and you didn't get it. All living... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Uncertain: I sort of have an idea what you mean by "what has happened lately," but it's still a bit vague to have a discussion about. I wonder if this is really ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Reason for asking?: First, hospitals aren't hotels. You're a patient, not a guest. Most choices aren't yours to make. Second, why would "they" "wanna" check for a brain t... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Yes.: There was a time when I discounted the importance of physical fitness in Parkinson's disease, because after all it's a brain disease and progresses wi... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
No: Is this just a theoretical question? Loss of the input from the dorsal root ganglia wouldn't just eliminate pain sensation, it would eliminate all tac... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
U have it backwards: Not "solution and cause." Cause is ALWAYS first. What IS the cause? "Increasingly difficult to move & walk" conveys no useful specific information... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Probably: but you should go with the surgeon's instructions. What does your oral surgeon say? If you have not asked your oral surgeon, please state why not.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Could be nothing...: ...but it also could be a symptom of somrthing to be concerned about. Exactly what is not apparent from your post - there are several possibilities - ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost: Please repost and specify how long "quite some time" is and why this is causing you to be "paranoid." Paranoia is a delusion of persecution, the false... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost: and clarify what you mean by "natural." Apple seeds contain "natural" cyanides. Opium, nicotine and ethyl alcohol are "natural." The toxin that causes... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Your 1st mistake was: diagnosing yourself. The only way to get any idea of how long it will last is if you really do have a kidney stone. But what if you don’t? With the sy... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please clarify.: Sorry, what does “for the last 4/12” mean? As for what you should do: You wouldn’t expect your mechanic to fix your car without first finding out what... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost: and include the answer given to your question by the doctor who prescribed the lorazepam for you; or, if you did not ask your doctor this question, pl... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Yes: These are common symptoms even after low-speed impacts. It’s probably just aftereffects of the accident, but it would not be inappropriate to visit yo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Why indeed: You are at the beginning of the process of finding out, not the end. Faintness in someone your age is usually worked up by looking at stability of blo... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
See a neurologist: The lesion could be in the spinal cord (most likely cervical or lumbar, less likely thoracic), in the lumbar roots, or in the peripheral nerves. Your ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Another thought: With some important exceptions, like the treatment of nausea from cancer chemo, treating the side effects of one drug with another is, or should be, a... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost: and include what TYPE of "seizure activity." If you don't know, ask. "Seizure activity" is like "car trouble"; it can mean lots of different things. P... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Got news for you: EVERYONE has emetophobia. NOBODY likes to throw up. If nausea & vomiting weren't selected for by evolution, we wouldn't do it. The various vomitin... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Yikes: NMS pts don't walk into their psychiatrist's office. They travel in ambulances on their way to ERs and ICUs. NMS is a medical emergency, often fatal i... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
The wrong idea: You don't need a product; you need a PLAN. You don't want to lose weight, you want to lose weight and KEEP it off. You have to change your life (diet,... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Please repost: Please repost and explain what you mean by trying to "fix" your posture. Is your posture broken?
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
ROpinirole: Dopamine agonists such as and especially rOpinirole are particularly effective for tremor. You realize of course that rOpinirole and entacapone do com... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Insufficient data: Your post is too vague. Please repost and state who made the Dx of cervical stenosis, based on what tests. Does (S)HE think your symptoms are due to y... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
No: Benzodiazepines are not like alcohol, nicotine or opiates: they cause psychological dependence, not physical dependence. If you become dependent on a ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Pick up your phone: There are big clinics elsewhere e.g. Ninan Mathew in Houston & at U. of Michigan. You'll have to do actual legwork. You don't state where you live... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Headaches that start out painful (instead of dull, vague and deep-seated) are almost never due to brain cancer. More relevant is whether you have a fa... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Outcomes?: You can't talk about destinations without discussing the starting point. Please repost & include the INDICATION for the procedure. In other words,... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 30 years experience
Yes: Nonspecific blurred vision is common with PCS. It should gradually improve. I wouldn't worry about a "hematoma," especially after 2 months. Dr. Google... Read More
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May 7, 2017
very intelligent thoughtful clear answers
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Oct 29, 2016
This isn't a recommendation, it's the opposite. His response to a question about tyrosine/ l-dopa were extremely rude, sarcastic, insensitive, superior, stuck up and unhelpful. I pity his patients
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Sep 19, 2020
his answer to my question was sarcastic, and he said that the part of Q&A is not about getting diagnosed as if I didn't already know that, altough my question was very simple and clear.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you so much. I’m not abusing alcohol but I did take benzos under a doctor’s care but am just worried about the similarities. So there’s no glutamate excitation to ...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1987MD

Awards

Top Neurologist , First Place, Oklahoma - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, Third Place, Oklahoma - Fall
2014
Top Neurologist , First Place, Oklahoma - Fall
2014
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