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Dr. Julian Bragg

Neurology
Atlanta, GA
18 years experience male

Locations

Midtown Neurology

Atlanta, GA

Address

285 Boulevard NE, Suite 345, Atlanta, GA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 4:00am
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Fax

4046530159

Insurances accepted

Aetna

About

Bio

I was raised in Virginia, and was an undergraduate in Electrical Engineering at the George Washington University in Washington DC. Afterwards, I moved to Atlanta and completed a joint M.D./Ph.D. program at the Emory University School of Medicine and the Georgia Tech School of Bioengineering. I completed my medical training at Emory, and then continued at Emory for a fellowship in neuromuscular disease. My clinical interests include disorders of peripheral nerve, such as neuropathy and myasthenia gravis. I am also working with Axion BioSystems, a startup company based at Georgia Tech, to develop a faster, more comfortable, and more reliable method for performing nerve conduction studies.

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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

291 Answers
93 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Automated marking: What you are seeing are signals that the automated spike detection software has flagged for further review by the neurologist. Unfortunately, while t... Read More
A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Legs can be enough: While some of the more sensitive measures of neuropathy do require comparing arm and leg responses, if the neuropathy is advanced enough the diagnosis... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Splints: The first line of treatment for mild carpal tunnel is to wear neutral position wrist splints while sleeping. This reduces pressure on the nerve, and ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
All about pressure: Symptoms of carpal tunnel are worse when there is increased pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist. We tend to sleep with our wr... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Variable: While most people report vague dark or light spots or a visual flicker ("scintillating scotomata") as part of their migraine aura, some have very com... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Variable: There are many types of neuropathies, with different presentations. Classical sensory neuropathies present with burning, tinlging, or numbness in the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Usually not much: For a typical diagnostic tap, a total volume of 20-25cc is typical (less than two tablespoons), but some tests, such as cytology, require larger amoun... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Likely normal: Wthe eyes normally roll upwards when closed, due to a protective reflex known as bells phenomenon. This can be seen in people whose eyelids do not clo... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Wide range of people: Myasthenia has been reported in people of all age groups, but it tends to be more common in people aged 50-70 or in women under 40. Conditions that i... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Healthy and balanced: In general, there is no specific diet for patients diagnosed with myasthenia, but maintaining a well-rounded and healthy diet is important in maintain... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Hours to years: Neuropathy is much more of a symptom than a disease, and the speed of onset is completely dependent on the underlying mechanism. While typical diabet... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Wide range of people: Conditions that increase your risk for developing myasthenia include: autoimmune disease (thyroid disease, lupus, rheumatoid, type i diabetes), a tumo... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: As a nerve regenerates, it can fire in erratic patterns, causing pain and tingling. This usually resolves as healing progresses. Pain can also be ge... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Look for causes: There are a number of things that can cause this type of neuropathy, and the next step would be to look for treatable causes, such as diabetes, thyroi... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Recurrent seizures: It sounds as if there is an area of hyperactive brain in one of your parietal lobes. This can disrupt the rest of the brain, leading to recurrent sei... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Worth it: While emergency treatment is expensive, alcohol poisoning can be highly dangerous, and evaluation and treatment is important. That being said, while ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends on person: While red wine is a more common migraine trigger than white (possibly due to the Amino Acid tyramine), there is significant person-to-person variabili... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Many possibilities: The primary things i would worry about are problems with the eye, eye movement, or the brain. Some of the many possible things to consider are myasth... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes, very often: Visual distortions are often part of the aura that precedes the onset of headache in patient with classical migraines. Use this! often, if you take ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Aura: Many people with classical migraines have stereotyped symptoms that precede the headache, referred to as an aura. If you do have an aura, use this as ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Multiple causes: There are multiple causes for tremor, ranging from anxiety to parkinson's disease to essential tremor to ataxia (a disorder of coordination). A neuro... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Abort and Prevent: The ideal solution would be to avoid any reliable triggers (common ones include foods containing the Amino Acid tyramine, red wine, sleep deprivation,... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Unusual, but yes: Fungal infections of the brain are unusual, but do occur. They are most commonly seen in people with compromised immune systems, or in those who have... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Structure/function: An MRI looks at the structure of the body by using magnetic fields. You lie quietly on a table inside a donut-shaped magnet. Sometimes IV contrast i... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes, but limited: Eeg is a very useful test in many different clinical situations, and can indeed provide clues for different diseases in the same patient. For example,... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Typically, yes: While most people are able to stop Lexapro (escitalopram) without any withdrawal symptoms, I am concerned by your reports of side effects to what is t... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Muscles : Muscular dystrophy is a disease of the muscle cells themselves, leading to progressive weakness over time. The nerves are spared, and as such sensati... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Autonomic or skin: The traditional test for a small fiber neuropathy is an epidermal biopsy, which can be done in the doctors office in about 10 minutes. In this test, t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Als is a disease of the upper and lower motor neurons. If you are experiencing lower motor neuron symptoms (e.g. Twitching, weakness) in the right ar... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Unlikely: While many anti-epileptic drugs do have an increased risk of birth defects, Lamictal has not yet been shown to have any issues despite extensive testi... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Retrieval of fluid: A lumbar puncture is a diagnostic procedure in which a sample of the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord is retrieved for analysis. This is u... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
No, not directly: Emg is able to detect damage to the nerves that run from the spinal cord to the muscles, but not from damage to the brain itself, as in a stroke. The... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Might be migraine: The classical description of migraine headache is a throbbing debilitating pain what is worse on one side and associated with nausea and light sensiti... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Mild if anything: After extensive testing, most scientists believe the low-level electromagnetic fields near power lines are safe. Others continue research to look for... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes, but wean down: Yes, the Fioricet will stop headaches that occur, while the topamax (topiramate) will keep them from coming on in the first place. That being said, i... Read More
A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Suppresses vertigo: Meclizine suppresses the sensation of vertigo. It can be used to improve the symptoms of vertigo, but has the unfortunate side effect of slowing impr... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Yes: Yes, Flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) is a very inexpensive and effective muscle relaxant, but it does tend to cause drowsiness. I often recommend that... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Capture a spell: While you might have true epileptic audiogenic seizures, these are quite rare, and it may be that you are having non-epileptic spells triggered by the... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Electrical recording: In the same way an ekg measures electrical activity from the heart, an EEG measures activity from the brain. Electrodes are placed on the scalp and t... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
History, exam, tests: While the majority of the diagnosis is made by a careful history and examination, confirmation often requires testing with nerve conduction studies, e... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Thiamine: High doses of thiamine can help treat wernickes in the early stages. Once it has advanced, however, the disease is no longer totally reversible.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Gene mutation: Neurofibromatosis is caused by a mutation in a gene that controls nerve growth. While it can be passed from parent to child, about half of cases are ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
No: Eeg uses an array of scalp electrodes to measure electrical activity generated by neurons in the brain, and does not require any radiation, dye, or st... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Idiopathic=dont know: Unfortunately, the term "idiopathic" means that there is no clear underlying cause. Once a cause has been identified, it is no longer an idiopathic d... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Tarsal tunnel: Carpal tunnel syndrome is strictly defined as entrapment of the median nerve at the wrist. There are some entrapment neuropathies of the feet, however... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Sometimes: While most cases of peripheral neuropathy are not inherited, there are some genetic neuropathies, both dominant and recessive. The most common cause ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
If it goes too long: While the initial symptoms of carpal tunnel are reversible with relief of pressure on the nerve (either through splinting, therapy, or surgery), if i... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
See nerve damage: An EMG monitors electrical activity in the muscles to determine if there is disease in the muscle itself or in the nerves leading to it. By determini... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology 18 years experience
Postural tremor: Typical essential tremor is marked by a postural tremor (present when holding a position, but not at rest) that is worse with stress and caffeine and ... Read More

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Mar 27, 2013
Excellent clinician.
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Jul 31, 2013
Very knowledgeable with speedy yet detailed responses. Highly recommend.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Bragg is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much. I will share this with my neurologist and proceed from there. I know the bipap was very helpful when I was in ICU.
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Thanks I have had nausea for 2 years and have gone through tons of test only thing that has been found is some darker areas in my brain MRI.
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Great nice answer! I love it when doctors can turn a question with a nasty tone into kind and thoughtful advice. What a life skill!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 2004MD

Residency

EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Completed 2008

Awards

Top Neurologist , First Place, Georgia - Winter
2013
Top Neurologist , First Place, Georgia - Summer
2013
Top Neurologist, First Place, Georgia - Spring
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Midtown Neurology
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