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Dr. Peter Glusker

Neurology
Fort Bragg, CA
48 years experience

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Office

Fort Bragg, CA

Address

P.O. Box 1639, Fort Bragg, CA
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About

Bio

Born NYC. Bred Mexico City. HS and college US (George School, Reed, UC Berkeley), traveled and studied abroad (Oxford), Medical School Univ. Oklahoma MD-PhD (1974), Neurology residency UCSD, Board Certified Neurology 1981, Board Certified Sleep Disorders Medicine 1996, FAAN, FACP, FASM. Retired adjunct faculty from Stanford Neurosciences. Spent 33 years in solo practice of adult and child neurology and sleep disorders on the northern California coast in Fort Bragg, CA. Closed my office March 31, 2011, but continue to cover neurology for our local District hospital.

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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Familial insomnia: The symptoms you list have no relation to insomnia. You can learn more about ffi , a very rare, familial disease at this site: http://en.Wikipedia.Or... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Non restorative slee: There are many reasons why your sleep is not restorative. Strongly suggest you consult a sleep disorders specialist. Non restorative sleep has many ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Streptococcus: There are many forms of the streptococcus bacterium, which vary in the kind of infections they can cause. A summary can be found at: http://en.Wikip... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Parvovirus: Here is a good summary: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/canine_parvovirus treatment is discussed in this also.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Chamomile tea: It is reputed to have those effects, but the bottom line is to test it for yourself. It is not known to be harmful.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Carpal tunnel issues: Since not everything that looks like carpal tunnel is that, there may be something else that was the original problem or ....Many possible other expla... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Flaccid: There are many causes of flaccid (loose) paralysis, starting with motor nerve synaptic malfunction (as in myasthenia), motor nerve damage (as in polio... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Lost myself: Good question, but too broad to answer meaningfully. Consult your family doctor first to evaluate many possible factors that can cause these kinds of... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Pinched nerve: Each nerve in the back supplies only one part of the body with feeling and motor control. See this link for more explantation: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Go... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Parkinson's treatmen: Good question, but requites more info to answer meaningfully. The answer depends on the individual case. Age, other brain and neurologic factors, con... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Comfort: It depends on the person, but in general warm support and reorienting (reminding) them of the safety in the immediate physical environment they are in... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Epidural: Generally no, or for a very limited time, with potential complications, in the neurology literature.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Muscle loss: There are a number of possibilities...But more information is needed.... Where is the loss? Arm, leg, which muscles specifically. Nerve or root or ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Neuralgia: Treatment depends on the cause of the neuralgia. Consider seeing a neurologist to evaluate the underlying cause. If it is shingles, there are some m... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): The answer can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a684026.Html also, chronic use of antibiotics can lead to the develop... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Lyme meningitis: The short answer is no. More information is available at: http://www.Merckmanuals.Com/home/print/brain_spinal_cord_and_nerve_disorders/meningitis/c... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Headaches and nausea: You may have migraine, but there are other causes. The answer depends on the details: where on the head, does it change position, how often, are ther... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Leg pain: Your chiropracter helped the muscle pain, but it sounds like something else is going on. I would suggest you see your family doctor, an neurologist or... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Fever with migraine: An accurate answer to your question depends on many details....Age, frequency of headaches, location of headaches, duration of headaches, other associ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Dizzy and....: Please see your doctor. There are many things that can cause your symptoms, such as thyroid disease, anemia, medications, drugs, various systemic il... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Optic neuritis: Since your question specifically states 'traumatic' optic neuritis, the answer will depend on the nature and severity and extent of the trauma. I wou... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Optic neuritis: This is a very old question, which has been looked at in some detail. The answer is there is no specific food, or supplement or vitamin which is good... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
'silent' migraine: It is not clear what you mean by 'silent'. If you mean no pain, but some symptom, like visual scintillating scotoma or localized tingling or numbness... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Low blood pressure: If you get up too fast, the blood pressure to your brain drops and your brain and sense organs do not work quite right. If it is too severe, you can ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Depression drugs: There are numerous drugs, some that have combined effects on different transmitter receptors. The key lies in each patient's individual chemistry. I... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Nerve pain: Damaging a nerve is done by careful local injections, or sometimes focussed radiofrequency radiation, but it is a course of last resort. I strongly ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Hypothalamic stroke: The prognosis of a hypothalamic stroke is complex because there are many endocrine factors controlled from there, for example thyroid and many other h... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Persistent headache: There are many causes and types of headaches. Medication side effects (or dependency), excess caffeine (or withdrawal), chronically insufficient slee... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Congestion: Congestion may cause mouth breathing, which will result in a dry mouth. I suggest you consult your family doctor or an ear, nose and throat doctor to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Loss of coordination: The loss of coordination is itself a symptom, and sometimes a sign. There are many ways coordination can be impaired, from inner ear problems to brai... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Tremor cause: Please see: http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/tremor/detail_tremor.Htm there are many causes of intention tremors, ranging from drug side effects s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Small strokes: The symptoms from 1-2 mm infarcts or hemorrhages vary from none to temporary disability which clear in a few days. They can cause cumulative damage a... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Neuropathy: There are various causes of neuropathy, including diabetes, thyroid abnormalities, vitamin B12 deficiency, side effects of some medications, autoimmun... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Carpal tunnel: The success rate for carpal tunnel surgery depends on accurate diagnosis, including ruling out toxic or metabolic factors (e.G early diabetes, abnorma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Multiple tia's: Yes, multiple tia's are definitely possible. Any transient ischemic attack (TIA) should be evaluated emergently to determine the source and help prev... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Swelling in pregnanc: Maybe you should be worried. It would be a good idea to see your obstetrician or family doctor for some blood tests for gestational diabetes, or chan... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Dizziness: If your dizziness did not respond to antivert, (meclizine) see your doctor or consult a neurologist or ear, nose and throat specialist. Basically you... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Hypokalemia: Hypokalemia means low (hypo) potassium level in the blood. Some individuals have a rare genetic disorder and abnormality in the potassium channels in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Epidural: Generally no, or for a very limited time, with potential complications, in the neurology literature.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Dopamine production: There is no proven way to increase dopamine. Ingested Dopamine is broken down in the stomach and small intesting (unless combined with a special medi... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Prion: Prions are proteins that have changed physical conformation, so that the normal function of the protein inside the cells cannot be accomplished. The... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Back pain: Often as people age, their low backs become deconditioned: the muscles on the front of the spine too weak, and the muscles on the back of the spine to... Read More
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Migraine?: There are many kinds and causes of headaches. First you need to determine if your headaches are really migraine. You can learn more from the nationa... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Study situation: Do you have any way to change the noise in your environment? Can you change environments....Go to a different place? Consider simple ear plugs also.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Severe restlessness: Very very rarely restless legs syndrome can affect the rest of the body, but it is quite uncommon. Thyroid abnormalities or side effects from medicat... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Prion: Prions are proteins that have changed physical conformation, so that the normal function of the protein inside the cells cannot be accomplished. The... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Rarely: There is controversy on this. The neurology literature shows that it is rarely helpful, and then for a very limited time. There are potential compli... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Peter Glusker
Neurology 48 years experience
Bentonite clay: Bentonite clay binds many drugs in the intestine and therefore prevents the absorption of the drug. There will be less problem if they are several ho... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Glusker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Glusker is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, Dr. Glusker! I do usually have relatively low blood pressure, and I probably haven't been drinking and sleeping as much as I should. I'll be sure to see an ENT doctor if it get's worse.
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Went to the ortho doc today, he did x-ray on knee, nothing, sent him to pt for muscle pain in thigh, put novacain in knee, this didn't help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Very detailed information. This helps me as a caregiver. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 1974MD
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