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Dr. Gael Yonnet

Neurology
Waterloo, IA
16 years experience

Locations

The Multiple Sclerosis Center at Covenant

Waterloo, IA

Address

3421 West 9th Street, Waterloo, IA
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
It could.: If the "bad eardrum" leads to an inner ear infection, it can certainly lead to dizziness and balance disturbance.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Nerve Impingement: People who wake up with a tingly feeling in the hand may suffer from a peripheral nerve impingement. If the thumb index and middle fingers carpal tunn... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Seizure activity: Your daugther likely had a seizure but the eeg can only identify an ongoing seizure, not necessarily one that has already ran its course.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not serious: There are no known significant interactions between those two drugs.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
may not be related: Tinnitus is most likely unrelated to the presence of wax in the outer ear canal. Consequently, removing the wax may not be very beneficial. Tinnitus i... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: There are several demyelinating disease in the central nervous system. Among those, adem (acute disseminated encephalomyelitis), nmo (neuro myelitis o... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Very unusual: A complaint of scalp swelling would be considered quite unusual.
A member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Tennis Elbow: Pain above the elbow could be lateral epicondylitis which is an irritation of the tendon of the extensor carpi radialis brevis at the level of its att... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Paresthesias: Morton's neuromas can present as either a burning sensation, tingling, zinging or numbness in one or two toes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
No.: The short answer is no. There is no evidence to suggest that you will develop ms because your aunt has it.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: It all depends where you need to transfer to. Check out fasteddy07 on youtube where i demonstrate how to perform a variety of wheelchair transfers, on... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Constipation is going to be a big one. Dependence is another. Pain is a common part of life, and taking it away completely with oxycodone lowers the p... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not necessary: The room does not need to be dark when you are taking a nap, unless the light prevents you from falling asleep.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Both are used in rrms with similar efficacy levels. Copaxone (glatiramer) does not need blood monitoring and is administered as a subcutaneous sc inje... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Nair: You can use nair or simply shave it off.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Tia stands for transient ischemic attack. Its symptoms are identical to those seen in a stroke, but transient, or short lived, with spontaneous comple... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Shingles: If the pain is a burning sensation that is on one side of the abdomen only, you may be suffering from shingles. Consult your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not serious: You'll be fine. I anticipate the tingling should be away rather soon.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
they don't: I assume you are speaking of stroboscopic lights. These are not known to affect the brain.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Carpal Tunnel...: Your husband should be evaluated for possible carpal tunnel syndrome. The constand pressure of the wheel on the palm of his hand may have predisposed ... Read More
A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not exactly.: Meclizine is a non-selective central and peripheral histamine h1 antagonist that is commonly used in the management of motion sickness and vertigo.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
It shouldn't: Lamictal can cause photosensitivty which is a lower threshold to getting sunburned, but it is not known to make your head hurt when out in the sun.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
To prevent seizures: Your dr likely put you on Keppra (levetiracetam) because an electrical activity consistent with a seizure was seen on the electroencephalogram. Keppra... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Yes and Yes.: Jealousy can cause mood imbalance. Life stressors can also lower the threshold one might have to deal with symptoms of depression. You may want to try... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
yes: Obviously, ongoing or worsening symptoms would benefit from follow-up with a physician.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
anxiety: Nervousness, sweating, feeling short of breath can all be symptoms of anxiety or as you put it, worrying too much. Speaking with a mental health couns... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
occipital neuralgia: While several conditions could cause someone to have burning sensation in the back of the head, occipital neuralgia is definitely part of the differen... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Muscular dystrophies are inherited. Multiple sclerosis on the other hand is not thought of as a genetic disease.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) is frequently used to manage ms relapses. It may take a few days to see the benefit of this therapy. It is usually giv... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See Answer below: Opiates are complicated. A physician needs to make sure that you need to be on this specific class of medication and prescribe the smallest effective ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: The side effects will last as long as you are taking the drug.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not infrequently.: A neuroma in the foot is called a morton's neuroma. Compression of the forefoot together at the level of the metatarsal head will trigger a burning pa... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Constipation is going to be a big one. Dependence is another. Pain is a common part of life, and taking it away completely with oxycodone lowers the p... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
It depends...: Medicare will start paying for a nursing home once the patient no longer has any financial assets. In other words, you'll have to liquidate your asses... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: Novantrone is an antineoplastic drug used for the treatment of various cancers such as breast or prostate cancer, lymphomas or leukemias and is also u... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
It is treatable: The first line agents to manage neurogenic bladder, or more specifically, detrusor overactivity, are anticholinergic medications such as oxybutinin or... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not really: Patients may have both spinal stenosis and MS but there is no causative relationship between the two. In other words, MS does not predispose someone t... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Rotator Cuff?: While rotator cuff injuries are common in active people, the fact that the pain is on both sides is puzzling. Unless of course, you do a lot of bench-... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Yes: Stress can definitely bring about an exacerbation of MS symptoms in the relapsing-remitting subtype. Exacerbations are treated with prompt recognition... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: It is important here to define where exactly your face hurts. If it is isolated to one side in a specific distribution, such as for example, from the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Usually not: Menopause is more likely to cause hot flashes than shivering.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Yes: Absolutely they can, even in spite of adequate treatment.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below:: Pristiq: erectile dysfunction, anorgasmia, decreased libido, abnormal ejaculation. Lamictal: no sexual side effects. Abilify: no sexual side effects... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
See answer below: The side effects will last as long as you are taking the drug.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Yes: Creatinine monohydrate should not interfere with the other drugs you are taking.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
It depends: Driving a vehicle is a complex task that requires a lot at attention, coordination, speed etc... While the great majority of patients with ms maintain... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Not really: I suppose you got sutures to repair a laceration in your thumb. This injury likely cut the sensory nerve to the tip of the thumb, thus creating the nu... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Yes: Regardless of the reason you were taking Prednisone in the first place, chronic use of Prednisone is not recommended as it is known to cause glaucoma,... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 16 years experience
Stop the medication: If your developed major digestive disorder from the dose of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) you were taking, the first thing to do is stop taking it. I am guess... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Yonnet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Yonnet is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Appreciated. Have been ref'd to endo for poss Adeenal Insufficiency
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Thanks for your quick reply! Is any medication able to repair immobility due to. MS
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Thanks for your quick reply! The mirror box is often effective when drugs aren't.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Utah School of Medicine, UT , 2006 , 2006 , 2006
Graduated 2006MD
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