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Dr. Alexander Mauskop

Neurology
New York, NY
42 years experience

Locations

Office

New York, NY

Address

New York Headache Center, 30 East 76 Street, New York, NY
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About

Bio

Dr. Alexander Mauskop is the founder and director of the New York Headache Center. He is board-certified in Neurology and Headache Medicine and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Mauskop has conducted and published original research in the field of headaches. He serves as a reviewer for many medical journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Neurology, Headache, and Cephalalgia. His research has led to the development of an over-the-counter headache medication, Migralex. Dr. Mauskop has been a leader in educating physicians about headaches. In addition to teaching hundreds of medical students and residents, he has trained over 200 doctors from all over the world who have visited the New York Headache Center to receive advanced training. For the past 25 years Dr. Mauskop has led an annual educational symposium on headaches. He has given lectures and grand rounds at institutions such as Cornell, Harvard, Columbia, NYU and Dartmouth Medical Schools, and Mayo and Cleveland Clinics. He has been an invited speaker at the meetings of the American Academy of Neurology, American Headache Society and International Headache Society.

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Neurology

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Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

88 Answers
23 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 42 years experience
Prolonged migraine: But it can be also due to more serious problems, such as thyroid disease, anemia, magnesium deficiency, and other. Definitely need to see a doc for testing and treatment. If all tests are normal, Migralex, Imitrex, (sumatriptan) and other drugs can help. Also, taking magnesium and other supplements can help. Regular exercise, meditation, healthy diet, etc, is the way to prevent headaches.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 42 years experience
No, it's not: Kidney stone can occasionally cause some pain down the front of the leg, but not headache, unless you regularly suffer from migraines or other headaches. The stress of having pain due to a kidney stone can trigger a migraine in a susceptible person. Pain drugs given for kidney stone can also sometimes cause headaches.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Mauskop
Neurology 42 years experience
Probably migraine: Sinus headache is also a possibility, but it is usually accompanied by yellow or green nasal discharge. Meningitis is a consideration as well, especially if there is fever, in which case make it quickly to an ER. Otherwise try Migralex (it's in CVS) or Advil and if these don't help, see a doctor for a prescription for Imitrex (sumatriptan).
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mauskop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Mauskop is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Nov 26, 2015
I am grateful for this doctor this Thanksgiving!
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Thank you, I have had these before, but this has been lingering longer that usual. I have a MRI scheduled in a few weeks for my MS, I'll mention this to my neurologist.
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Thank you, I have found vicodin really helps in combination when imit doesn't work on own. Good to know out of system after 4 hours! Thanks again!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!....is there nothing I can do or take to control it ..and ...also honey doesnt do that to me ....why

Education & Training

Residency

SUNY Downstate

Awards

Professor of Clinical Neurology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
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