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Dr. William Goldie

Pediatric Neurology
Ehrenberg, AZ
50 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

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Aseptic: Meningitis is an inflammation of the outer coating of the brain. A spinal tap will show inflammatory cells in spinal fluid. Bacteria will be seen an... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Yes: Cerebrovascular disease may involve thickening of arteries, emboli, or hemorrhage. Causes can include hypertension, kidney disease, diabetes, atheros... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Determine cause: Two serious causes for dizziness need to be evaluated: hypertension and diabetes. If these are not present, then it is probably due to poor blood flo... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Probably not: Living close together with other young people who are not always good about health habits raises risk for infections. Initial exposure is most worris... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Lack of closure: In the fetus the spine develops with two parts that come together. The spinal cord is a flat strip that folds up and closes. If these two parts do n... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
It can occur: Sickle cell is a genetic variation in red cells. Many lead totally normal lives. Some may have infarcts of bone and brain. Repetitive infarcts of t... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
By definition - NO: Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy. This means that it is a stable and permanent disorder of motor control. Many children learn to control so... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Good question: Cerebral palsy is a description of disorder in control of muscles that remains static. Most cases are due to some damage or malformation of the brain... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Imaging and hormones: The pituitary controls most of the hormones in the body. When the pituitary is either too active or not working well, the hormone levels will show a ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
There can be: The sensation and control of bowel and bladder is through the autonomic nervous system. Autonomic neuropathy can result in incontinence. Spinal cord... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
NO: Meniere's is only endolymphatic hydrops. This is increased pressure of the fluid in the inner ear. The symptoms are intermittent bouts of vertigo wi... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Too small and deep: The pituitary is located in a boney saddle deep inside the skull. The MRI is best to visualize it, but it is still hard to evaluate. Hormone and end... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Rest the brain: Recurrent or repetitive seizures are considered as status epilepticus. This can be very stressful to the brain. The brain cells are in high state of... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Uncontrolled cells: The pituitary gland is full of very complex cells that are very reactive to factors from the brain and produce complex hormones that control many func... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Definitely: Illness is depressing. Depression makes illness worse. This creates a downward spiral. Reversing this spiral is very difficult. Chronic disease ca... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Yes: Pituitary tumors often disrupt hormones and make it difficult to get pregnant. During pregnancy the pituitary gland can enhance on brain scan and loo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Yes: Outbreaks of serious disease are well known. College dorms and military barracks are famous for outbreaks. Newborn nurseries have had outbreaks. In... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Appropriately: First the exact event needs to be defined. Next the most likely cause needs to be established. Then the risks for recurrence must be determined. Th... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Not a problem: We actually only use a small portion of our brains for anything really useful. Large portions can be damaged or removed with only minimal effect on t... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Brain injury: Up to 1 1/2 % of adults have epilepsy. Causes accumulate with age. Trauma, strokes, tumors, toxic effects and aging effects become increasingly comm... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Good and bad: Through the years we have become more aware of behavior effects of both treatment and disease. Epilepsy is classic. Just having epilepsy can make yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Very serious: The spinal cord is dependent on good blood supply. If there is pressure on the cord and on the blood vessels that supply the cord, there can be perma... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
No one knows: It is believed that the young child's body produces potent toxins when they get ill. These are referred to as cytokines. These agents cause the chil... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Complex issue: Three usual causes for dizziness: drug effect, ear problems, brain problems. Many medications and drugs and even some foods may set off dizziness. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Brain controls all: You see blood, you turn pale, and you faint. You see someone you hate, you flush, your heart pounds in your chest, and your head pulsates. Your bloo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Yes I do: Vns is a device that is used to stimulate the vagus nerve in the neck to help control seizures. It is used when medications have proven to not be ade... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
It should not.: Valproic acid that is taken up by the liver and develops a level in the blood that helps to control seizures. It does have toxic effects on the liver... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Reflex epilepsy?: Seizures are the reaction of the brain to some trigger. There are patients who seize to a certain sound, flickering lights, hot water, bladder infect... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Fairly common: About 3% of all children will experience seizures during a febrile illness. The fever is just a part of the cause. More common is the toxic state as... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Cellular level: The pituitary is a complex organ with many complex cells and interconnections. Normal changes in cell growth and hormone section is happening all the... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Yes indeed?: Epidemics of encephalitis are being reported all over the world. Some of the more famous are the equine type and those associated with tics and fleas... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Classic but rare: Photosensitive epilepsy has been known for decades. Good quality eeg includes flashing lights to see if seizures can be induced. It has been the sub... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Vascular defects?: Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding into the fluid around the brain. Trauma and hypertension can be a cause. In spontaneous cases one must consider ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Great question: I would strongly suggest you get a thorough medical evaluation. You have major concerns and need good answers. Do not expect anonymous "experts" on ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Perhaps: There has been much speculation concerning childhood infections and even childhood immunizations. As you are aware, immunizations cause you to have a... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
No: Dystonia is a description of a disorder of muscle tone. It can affect just a small group of muscles or the entire body. If it affects the muscles of... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Muscle imbalance: Dystonia is a state of muscle control that does not allow relaxation and sets off severe muscle imbalance. If this affects throat muscles it will cau... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Ask your MD: You will need to go through your primary doctor. He can find an appropriate specialist who can be authorized through your insurance coverage.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Cautiously: There is no cure for migraine. When frequency and intensity reach a point of interfering with function, a trial of daily preventative medication is w... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Good question: Many cases appear to relate to genetic tendency that runs in families. Increasing evidence supports genetic links to many forms of epilepsy. Some ar... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Hard question: Any brain tumor can be malignant by position. Even if benign but in vital region is bad. A malignant metastasis may be easy to remove and cured by c... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Complex issue: Dystonia is a description of motor dysfunction. It may be a form of static encephalopathy, an effect of injury to the brain, or a toxic reaction to a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Too many: Migraine is a collection of symptoms. The manner of expression of these symptoms can be very complex - changing even for a single patient over differ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Eye of beholder: We have developed expectations of when children should develop skills. Gross motor, fine motor, social, and verbal skills develop at different rates.... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
To a degree: The definitive testing involves chromosomes to look at the chromosome 21. Alphafetal protein levels may be elevated, but just suggest risk. Fetal ul... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
They can be: Ehlers danlos is a disorder of connective tissue. The joints and the skin can be loose and too flexible. There are associated defects in the support... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Yes: Pregnancy is associated with stressors. The brain regions that cause dizziness can be affected by blood pressure changes, and by fluid changes, and b... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Take different times: Creatine is a normal component of muscle. Some patients take it as a muscle builder, and it is a normal component of meats. As with most any additiv... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 50 years experience
Close followup: Neurological evaluation involves careful history, directed examination, and close followup. All three are necessary to be sure no serious neurologica... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
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 31, 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! 7 spine surgeries and more degenration. I'm just looking for aids to help keep me mobile. Pain clinic on Aug. 18th. Looking at a 3d Medtronic DCS.

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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