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Dr. William Goldie

Pediatric Neurology
Ehrenberg, AZ
48 years experience male

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Born and raised in southern California. Trained all over the US and worked for awhile in Texas and then moved back to California. Was in academic medicine then in private practice, now full time with Ventura County Medical Center.

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Pediatric Neurology

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

1.4K Answers
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Rarely: Downs syndrome is usually related to a trisomy defect that develops during the initial cleavage of the cells during primary fetal development. A form... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Available consult: Not all neurologists do well with complex epilepsy. There are now epilepsy centers with epilepsy specialists for very complex cases. Simple cases we... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Ask your doctor: Episodic events of the brain can be in any of many forms. They can be motor - generalized and localized, sensory - tingling or numbness or auditory o... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Careful evaluation: Head injuries are common. Detailed testing is necessary with assessment of level of function, physiological effects, signs of focal brain damage, rat... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Very good: Survival is not really the issue. Survival without permanent damage is the major goal. When meningitis is suspected, aggressive treatment is quite e... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
NO: There are no studies at present that confirm the benefit of stem cell treatment for patients with cerebral palsy. If they are to be effective, they m... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
? psychogenic ?: Torsion dystonia is a muscle disorder that can occur from many different causes. It can occur in degenerative disorders such as parkinsonism, hunting... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
NO: The head sweats to dissipate heat and in response to stress or excitement. Hydrocephalus is usually a stable condition that does not cause any proble... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Normal variation: The base of the brain has a protective covering of fluid that surrounds the cerebellum and brain stem. This is called the cisterna magna or large cis... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Pass or fail?: One does not pass or fail a neurological exam. The "exam" should be a comprehensive evaluation with detailed history and selective examination and ap... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Unlikely: Migraine is a dramatic event that may occur with stress or reaction to certain triggers. Certain foods and medicines may do this, but it is often not... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
You already know: Each person processes new information in their own way. Some are visual learners, others auditory, some tactile, some musical, etc. For some people ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Good question: The fontanelle is the window to the brain. If there is bulging, a pediatric neurologist or neurosurgeon should be involved. In some cases a cyst may... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Steady state: The body stores minerals including lead. If there has been chronic exposure, there may be significant stores that maintain blood levels for long inte... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Depends on cause: The diaphram is controlled by nerves coming from the brainstem. Unilateral paralysis can be a result of surgery for certain heart conditions. Bilate... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Believe in yourself: Friendship is fickle. You have to be your own best friend. When you must rely on other people to make you feel good about yourself, you are ripe for... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Cell metabolism: Pet is positron emission tomography. Radioactive agents are injected into the body that are taken up by cells as they metabolize. Abnormal cells in ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Stones in the ear: The semicircular canals of the inner ear contain fluid. This fluid flows over mounds of stones that sense movement. In some patients these stones ge... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Not an association: Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for epileptic seizures. We all can experience a seizure under severe toxic conditions, but this is a speci... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Gentle exposure: Taste is a combination of sensation of the taste buds on the tongue and the sensory cells in the nose. Damage to these cells will damage taste. Smok... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Often too well: Most children with cerebral palsy understand far better than they can express. This causes a frustration that is hard to watch. However, most learn ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Vertigo?: Our sense of balance is what keeps us stable. When it is disturbed we feel out of balance and the world may spin or rock in our vision. This is refe... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Encephalopathy: Our brains change with age. Many factors will contribute to the risk for seizures and memory and speech problems. Your doctors will need to evaluate... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Entirely normal: Infants have two types of sleep: quiet sleep when they barely move and are very difficult to arouse, and active sleep when they are easier to arouse a... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Not necessarily: Nf1 is the usual form of neurofibromatosis. There are lots of skins changes with cafe au lait spots, freckling, and soft nodules. No specific food i... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Appropriate care: Complex case with several concerns. Needs careful evaluation and careful consideration of treatment. Then careful monitoring of benefit versus side ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Your body is talking: Migraine is one of the most effective ways the body talks to you. It is telling you to learn how to calm and manage yourself, or it will make you so ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Jibberish: The terms that you cite are not well defined. What seems to be being described is her difficulty with smooth use of her eyes. Common and appropriate... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Difficult question: There is a form of brain aneurysm that is caused by chronic hypertension. However, other aneurysms are congenital and can rupture during bouts of tem... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Episodic events: You seem to describe episodes when you lose control. This is referred to as episodic discontrol. There are several causes. Seizure activity can be ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Treat him as normal: Children learn how to behave by watching others - especially their mothers. He may not have normal social and verbal skills, but will learn them with... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Disease carrier: The human body is pretty well protected. We can block disease agents by protective defenses in the nose, mouth, lungs, skin, gut. However, certain a... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Complex issue: Tumors of the brain can be benign, malignant, malignant by position, or chronic and stable. Brain tumors can be silent or present as seizures or can ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Aspirin and sleep: Rebound headaches implies that you have been using excessive medications and have become resistant. I have found that many forget how effective Aspir... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
We all are: I manage many children and adults with hydrocephalus. Most lead wonderful productive lives in spite of the diagnosis. Many were diagnosed and treate... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Cell metabolism: Pet is positron emission tomography. Radioactive agents are injected into the body that are taken up by cells as they metabolize. Abnormal cells in ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Neuro-toxic effect: Jellyfish have a potent neuro toxin that can cause nerve damage. You describe a region where the sensory nerves have been damaged. This should event... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Can be all normal: The finding you describe are normal variations in some people. They are just interesting findings on MRI that need to be interpreted by a competent c... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Perhaps: The vagus nerve carries autonomic information to the heart and bowels. It travels from the brainstem (cranial nerve 10), along structures in the neck... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Multifactorial: This sounds quite complex. There are many factors involved in your question. You describe different brain and nerve defects as well as significant a... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Work with not agains: Do not try to be defiant. The doctor is just trying to thoroughly understand what is going on. The best approach would be to work with the eeg tech ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Probably unrelated: These findings can be incidental and of no clinical significance. During the rapid growth of puberty there can be aches and pains that resolve with t... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Get an evaluation: Episodes of severe headache followed by recovery would suggest that you do not have a tumor but have migraine. If you are having progressive symptoms... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
NO: There is no specific region of the brain that controls music. The entire brain responds to the pleasant features or stimulating features or agitating... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Ask your MD: You need to know exactly what will happen to you and need to offer informed consent. Pet is an infusion of radioactive material into your body to see... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Be cautious: Viruses can be very persistent. Herpes is very dangerous and other forms can hang on for quite awhile. Discuss with your primary doctor the type of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
No: Photosensitive epilepsy is triggered by the flickering of light at a given frequency and given intensity that triggers discharges from the vision cent... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Effect on the fetus: I assume that your doctor is warning you about the possible effect the medication may have on the developing fetus. If possible, it is wise to get th... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Better than nothing: Coma can be considered as reversible if some responses are noted. These responses may be from deep structures and not from true conscious centers. H... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Yes and no: Most abnormal discharges can be measured through the skull if done carefully. In some cases eeg is recorded directly off the surface of the brain wit... Read More

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Dr. Goldie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goldie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Goldie is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you! I'm 32 and was told last year that I have an auditory processing disorder. What you said is interesting, but I speech runs together and I ask people to repeat themselves. I will think about...Read More
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have partial, complex, "strobe light"AND adult absence seizures! Im ONLY taking 400 mgs of Lamictal? Is there a Minimum/Maximum doses?! JW
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the honest, humble answer! In your opinion, what type of DR is most experienced to thoroughly review a MRI of the brain? Need advice

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Diego School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1973MD

Awards

Director Pediatric Neurology VCMC
Most Influential, Second Place, Phoenix, AZ - Winter
2013
Top Child Neurologist, First Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

UCLA
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