Dr. Gamal Boutros

Neurology
johnson city, TN
43 years experience male

Locations

Office

johnson city, TN

Address

329 weslet street#3, johnson city, TN
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About

Bio

after graduation from medical school,i did pediatric residency in Mitchigan-then did child neurology fellowship in University of Texas southwest at Dallas and Dallas children hospital i also did neuro-oncology fellowship in UCSF,followed by pediatric neurology staff physician role in children hospital of Oakland board certified in pediatrics,neurology with special qualifications in child neurology, sleep medine,vascular neurology and became a member of ASIPP

Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

211 Answers
25 Agrees
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Diuretic: Raising the leg, compression stocking--need blood tests, possible ultrasound--see the doctor.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Htn with sleep apnea: Most of my patient who have sleep apnea respond to CPAP and lower the bp--but if long standing disorder set your adrenergic tone on high, you may not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Gait analysis: CP is just the name for static motor dysfunction--- depending on the degree and type of cerebral palsy treatment include physical therapy, botox, seri... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Back sprain?: If pain is radiating down one leg or buttock we consider disc disease seriously---much more common is pain from the facets, ligaments, muscles, etc --... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Almost all organs: Sudden drop blood pressure, impotense, changes in skin colour, incontinence, lack of sweating, changes in heart rate, etc.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Many i will name few: E coli, salmonella, shigella, yersenia, campilobacter and others.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Complex issues: Female hormones increase thromboembolism, deep venous thrombosis--progesteron is blamed, more than estrogen--because at menopause, there is changes in... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Parasites in africa: Developing countries have higher share because of poor sanitation like trypanosoma and filaria worm among others.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Proctitis: Unprotected anal sex, ulcerative colitis, crohn disease, radiation, other bacterial infections.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Febrile seizures: These are common in children less than 5 when fever spike all of a sudden--most have no residual, normal developmentally--a small group of children pr... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Confusional arousal: Could be just hallucinations in sleep transitional phase or parasomnia--need more history.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
It depends on cause: Pain and irritation could be infection?Related to sex?, or inflammation like crohns disease or transient from irregularity---need to know all the symp... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
You cannot: Psp is progressive supranuclear palsy in the group of parkinsonism plus=no response to treatment with Dopamine it is thought to be genetic and cause ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Yes but 10 mg: The standard treatment of anxiety is ssri like paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft and Lexapro at 10 mg q day is excellent.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Specific symp lupus: Lupus like symptom you mean fatigue, headache, fever, joint pain, rash on face, sun sensitivity, chest pain?All are non specific, can have flares the... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
How is it diagnosed?: Some people can have sharp shooting pains in different nerves or muscle spasms as a result of nerve compression or previous surgery or invasive proced... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Need more therapy: Adding medication from different classes like Neurontin (gabapentin) or seroquel--more councelling--removing substances like alcohol, better sleep.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Non specific symptom: Just to illustate the range of causes abnormal posture can be a cause--scolisis, back sprain, internal organs like kidney and pancreas can cause lbp a... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Vasoconstriction: Dayquil have dextromethorphan which cause stomack upset and phenylephrine which constrict blood vessels and cause high blood pressure--stop using the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Important history: It depend why you visited the doctor--of course your symptom may or may not be related.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Common: The answer is here am j med. 2010 aug;123(8):711-8. Prevalence and characteristics of tinnitus among us adults.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
No so fast: May be Methadone can get the person off heroin, which decrease mortality of street drug--but getting off Methadone is even more difficult and still hi... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Depends: If seizures is very prolonged, ot there was trauma during seizures--or respiration stopped and there was low oxygen to brain--all of this factors has ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Iq scores: This is a stastical analysis--by taking a group of people and submitting them to a standard questionnaire a large group will be average like score 90-... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Yes: Cramp is common, less frequent, short lived and can resolve with stretching, usually related to exercise--dehydration and electrolyte imbalance muscle... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Complex issues: Cubital tunnel syndrome is common, need to be differentialted from medial and lateral epicondylitis--work may have a significant contributions, partic... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Very vague: Sun exposure, skin conditions, fibromyalgia, hypertension, a lot of reason and non soecific reasons..Need exam, blood work, etc--ask your doctor.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Yes: How did you measure the hypoperfusion, just low blood pressure, anemia, low heart rate, or you measured the cerebral blood flow.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Teenage epilepsy: Seizures are unpredicable, causing stress--it may be stigmatizing in their peer group--affect relationships--antiseizure meds interfere with birth con... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Neuroma: If there is pain, numbness localized to 3rd-4th toes--podiatrist search for morton neuroma--but crowding the toes in tight shoe cause nerve compressio... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Shingles in the ear: Need treatment with antivirals, steroids.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
TGA: It is involvement of the temporal lobe in a migraine process ---or other process during which you cannot remember recent events.
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A 82-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Dysautonomia: This world is used when there is imbalance between the 2 autonomic system, sympathetic and parasympathetic--- the vagal nerve is one of the conductor... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Heat cramps: Painful, involuntary cramps, brief, intermittent jerks, due to electrolyte abnormality---.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Pill rolling: This is description of a rest tremors typical of parkinson, but could be caused by medications.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Mysoline (primidone): Primidone is old medicine which break to phenobarbitol, it helps essential tremors, usually taken starting 50 mg.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Common symptom: Most common gum, teeth disordes-medications, gastric reflux, nutritional.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Weight gain,headache: Topomax is helpful to get rid of daily headache, seizures, work as a mood stabilizer, reduce craving to food, opiates, alcohol depending on the rea... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Dopamine: The field of neuropharmacology have taught us Dopamine stimulation improve attention.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
1 1/2 year of?: I guess seizure free--the answer, yes it is very common to have recurrence after long period seizure free--with or without meds--need complete evaluat... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Non specific: Migraine, hypertension, antiphosphipid syndrome, sjogren, vitamin B12 deficiency, all infectious, vasculitic conditions--or just old age--depending if... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Carpal tunnel: Not all numbness during typing is related to carpal tunnel--the condition known as repetitive strain injury, which is really overuse of wrist and fing... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Pet indications: Pet is good to show in vivo abnormal functional areas--it has limitations--it would be nice if cheaper, more available and the pictures come superimpo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Yes: Bacterial infection--need antibiotics--may need drainage.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Hand tremors: The surgery which was done was for another reason than the tremors---i do not know if it was for a disc or carpal tunnel or what, but not for tremors-... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Both generalized: Absence is just a staring spell of few seconds grand mal is generalized jerking seizures, cause injury and last longer.
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Neuropathy: Confirm neuropathy with your doctor --then get testing for different causes.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
No: Epileptics can get pregnant, and have normal kids most of the time but 1-epilepsy drugs affect hormones slightly 2-hormones affect epilepsy drugs slig... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Numbness: Numbness and tingling in the lateral 3 fingers, meaning thumb and index and middle fingers worse at night or when you wake up.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 41 years experience
Symptoms: Whiplash is non medical turm from cervical acceleration -deceleration injury-usually neck pain radiating to shoulders with pins, needles in arms can o... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Feb 28, 2013
Consider yourself fortunate to have such a doctor caring for you. He is exceptional.
Jan 12, 2013
Great answers!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Boutros is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This saved my life. Thank You! 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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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I have numbness in half my face, legs and right arm/neck. This is helpful
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im 20 it kinda feels like they being sraped on the inside of the bone. its eased a lil bit when i sit or lay down

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 1980MD

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Johnson City, TN - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Johnson City, TN - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Johnson City, TN - Winter
2013
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