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Dr. Anthony Mosley

Neurology
Phoenix, AZ

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Dr. Mosley is an MD who is board certified in Neurology and has completed an additional fellowship in the treatment of Parkinson's Diease and other movement disorders. He practices in Phoenix, AZ. He is married with 2 daughters, and several dogs. He enjoys listening to jazz/ classic rock/ funk/ hip hop/ R&B, travel, astronomy, poker, chess, attending sports events (especially MLB and NBA), reading mysteries & science fiction, films, and game shows. Expertise: Parkinson's, dystonia/ torticollis, Huntington's, tremor, stroke, epilepsy/ seizures, headache/ migraine, MS, dementia/ Alzheimer's, neuropathy, carpal tunnel, radiculopathy (pinched nerves in neck or back), myasthenia, muscle diseases/ polymyositis, occipital neuritis, optic neuritis, brain tumors, and other neurologic disorders. BS University of California, Berkeley. MS Stanford University MD UCSF Internship (Internal Medicine) Yale-New Haven Hospital Residency (Neurology) UCLA Medical Center Fellowship (Movement Disorders) UCSF/San Francisco VA Med Ctr

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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

70 Answers
6 Agrees
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Brain swelling: Uncontrollable sleepiness/ grogginess, along with severe nausea are signs that the brain may be swelling or that there may be a bleed within the brain... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Not enough info: Not sure what you mean by "white and grey brain matter disorder". Grey matter is basically where brain cell bodies (neurons) are, and white matter is... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Depends on history: If epilepsy is from a prior head injury, probably not a great idea (risk of repetitive head injury and reaultant complications), but in general well c... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Many possibilities: Sounds like you're referring to t2 white matter hyper intensities. The possible causes are numerous. Developing some small spots is really fairly no... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Common: It is common to have problems like grogginess, problems speaking, problems thinking clearly, and even weakness for hours after a seizure. The seizure... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes: Both strokes and heart attacks are usually due to atheroscerosis (same basic process in the blood vessels, just happen to be that the vessels to one o... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
4 - 48 hours: Usually several hours to a day or two.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Varies: Though most wake up significantly within a few hours of getting Insulin (or glucose if hypoglycemic), there can be permanent brain damage if the brain... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Questionaires: Mainly based on scoring answers on standardized questionnaires focused on asperger's symptoms.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes: Acute intoxication clouds ability to form memories when intoxicated. Alcohol is a toxin to the brain, and chronic alcohol abuse can damage memory ar... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Largely ineffective: Parkinson's meds (eg levodopa) and therapy (physical/ occupational/ speech/ swallow) might help a bit, but their benefits tend to be very limited in p... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Brain senses it: Nausea, like all other sensations, is really the brains interpretation of inputs from throughout the body. The nausea centers in the brain are common... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Metabolism: Pet scans used radioactively labeled glucose (rarely dopamine, or other tracers) to see how these chemicals are being used in the brain (or sometimes ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Fluid onthe brain: Being born with enlargement of the fluid spaces around the brain. Intrauterine infections and errors in brain development are common causes. An eval... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
See recent response: Someone asked same thing re r hand. Peripheral nerve compression (eg carpal tunnel) vs pinched nerve in neck vs other possible causes.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
What type?: Nf-1 has classic skin manifestations - one just examines skin to see if criteria for the number/size of nevi and ash-leaf spots on the skin are seen.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
May hit cord: Doing an LP too high up in the back risks hitting the spinal cord, which can damage the cord. It is best to do an LP below the level where the actual... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Risks : Putting someone out (ie. Anesthetising them) carries some risk. Lumbar punctures are usually well tolerated with just using some local anesthetic (nu... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes: Neurosyphillis is just a late manifestation of syphilis that infects the body. By definition, neurosyphillis is used to describe syphilis which affec... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Maybe: The clotting risk of newer hormones (especially lower dose estrogen pills without progesterone) is unclear; most of the data for abnormal clotting and... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
NO: Ms is auto-immune (similar to lupus). I know of no research suggesting a link between head injury and later developing ms.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Rarely one gene: Most strokes are due to risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol issues have a genetic component that usually isn't localized to o... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Control what u can: Though there is no cure for patkinson's, strategies such as medications and remaining active (especially lots of walking, yoga, tai chi, etc) can help... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Medication level: Many epilepsy medications (eg phenytoin, carbamazepine, valproate, etc) have standard "therapeutic" levels of concentration in the blood that doctors ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
No: Though patkinson's more commonly occurs in the elderly, it can sometimes start in people much younger (eg michael j fox developed pd by his very early... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Usually by looking: Usually a good history, including family history, and exam, including a thorough inspection of the skin, are usually sufficient, though sometimes imag... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
What type?: Nf-1 has classic skin manifestations - one just examines skin to see if criteria for the number/size of nevi and ash-leaf spots on the skin are seen.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes: If from peroneal nerve compression, it often resolves on its own over time. In some cases surgical decompression (of either the peroneal nerve or L5 ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Narrowing: Usually done to look for narrowing (stenosis) of the lumen (open area between the walls where blood flows through the an artery) of the internal and c... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Need an eval: Only an evaluation by your physician can answer this, but common causes are compression of a peripheral nerve (eg carpal tunnel, which is compression ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
After vs before: Anterograde amnesia is difficulty remembering things since the injury, hence it is a sign that the centers to encode new memories may not be functioni... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Big muscles: In some muscular dystophies some muscles are enlarged like in a weight lifter, though they are weak.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Thunderclap headache: Very abrupt onset within a few seconds of a very very severe headache (so called "thunderclap headache") is the most suggestive sign since this is how... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Multiple: There are many potential reasons, but the most common are to see if there is an infection around the spinal cord/brain, rule out certain brain bleeds,... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Poor prognosis: Pml is an infection of the brain by the jc virus, that usually only occurs if the immune system is very compromised (full blown aids, on transplant me... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
MRI & biopsy: The pattern on MRI of the brain can be very suggestive, but a biopsy (surgery to get brain tissue to examine) is the only way to definitively diagnose... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
No: No, though people with Parkinson's often have fatigue/ daytime sleepiness issues and disrupted sleep that might cause yawning. The tendency for many ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Not really: Though there are rare genetic stroke syndromes (eg cadasil), for the vast majority of strokes, risk factors with a strong genetic component (hypertens... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Not typically: Virtually anyone's brain will seize if you do enough bad things to stress it, in research it is common to model epilepsy by placing certain irritating... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Many things: You should see your doctor. Potential causes include focal motor seizures (especially if just one limb, or arm & legion same side), dystonia, or simp... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Common: It is common to have sensory complaints and some pain with bell's palsy and during the recovery from it.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Probably ok: Alcohol is a mildly toxic to the brain, but as long as you're not having seizures or significant cognitive or behavioral problems from your brain inju... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
No: No, but there are underlying processes that may damage nerves or make one more prone to nerve compression issues (e.g. Diabetes, vitamin deficiency, c... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Neurology vs PMR: Neurlogist is first step for evaluating issues believed to be from a stroke. May likely end up referring to physical medicine & rehab specialty docto... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Risk from mercury: Probably not a great idea to eat any salmon everyday due to mercury content in even wild salmon. You can look up dietary recommendations, but i think... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes: Yes a non-contrast MRI is pretty good for detecting a tumor in the brain, but using contrast "dye" improves the ability of an MRI to detect a small tu... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
See your doctor: Not sure what your question is, and symptom description is very vague. See your doctor and get checked out if you are having new symptoms.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Various factors: Genetics plays a role (e.g. Dyt-1 and many similar childhood onset dystonias, etc). It may also come about from injury to certain parts of the brain ... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
Neurology 25 years experience
Many: Agree, there are over a dozen commonly used anti epilepsy drugs, and choosing which drug depends on the type of epilepsy and the characteristics of th... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mosley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mosley is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Appreciated your answer. He sits too much but doesn 't like to exercise. Very little tremot. But has a hard time getting out of a chair etc
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I get a nauseous & just out of it feeling. Thanks for the info!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
The Movement Disorders Society
National Medical Association
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