Dr. Gael Yonnet

Neurology
Waterloo, IA
17 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

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

79 Answers
12 Agrees
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: The side effects will last as long as you are taking the drug.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Muscular dystrophies are inherited. Multiple sclerosis on the other hand is not thought of as a genetic disease.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: The side effects will last as long as you are taking the drug.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Yes: Creatinine monohydrate should not interfere with the other drugs you are taking.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Yes: Absolutely they can, even in spite of adequate treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Usually not: Menopause is more likely to cause hot flashes than shivering.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: A muscle spasm, as seen in association with ms, is an involuntary muscle contraction. It can happen as a single brief contraction or in a longer lasti... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Nerve injury is the same as nerve damage and implies injury to a peripheral nerve (outside of the cord) that can lead to localized numbness, weakness ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 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
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Inner ear infection: You may be suffering from an inner ear infection. Go see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic ear drops if needs be, or refer you on to an ear spe... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
it could: If what you are talking about is a cyst, yes those can comeback unfortunately. The pain and tingling may be due to the cyst putting pressure on one of... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Absolutely: Amantadine is always worth a trial. It is inexpensive and can be beneficial in some MS patients. Should it fail to benefit the patient, other options ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: As for any drug, there is a long long long list of possible adverse events. Nausea, somnolence, dizziness, orthostatis hypotension, vominting, fatigue... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
You name it.: As long as they keep running, take your pick. Soccer, baseball, volleyball, football, basketball. Anything that is fun for them is a good choice. Is t... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Anticholinergic therapies such as oxybutinin, tolterodine, trospium, solifenacin, are used in the management of an overactive bladder. Botox can also ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Absolutely: Go get it checked, it's always better to be safe than sorry. Especially at 37 weeks.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Loss of independence: The elderly are not different than the rest of us. They want to retain their independence and sense of freedom as long as possible. Being in a nursing... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Absolutely. The spectrum of MS symptoms is wide and anything can be seen with MS depending on where CNS lesions are located. On occasions, someone may... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Clean cathing: The literature is rather clear on the fact that nitrofurantoin, methenamine, vitamin c or cranberry pills do not lower the risk of utis anymore than p... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
No: The answer to this question is simple: there is no pain associated with a brain MRI study with or without contrast.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Not familial: Gbs is a postinfectious, immune-mediated disease. Cellular and humoral immune mechanisms probably play a role in its development. Most patients report... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Unlikely: It is unlikely that forceps use to assist in the delivery process would cause brain damage to the newborn infant.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Isolated muscle twitching can be completely benign or can be associated with various neurological disorders. If it happened once and went away, i woul... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See below: Interferon-beta1a, when used in the treatment of relapsing-remitting MS has been show to reduce the annualized relapse frequency, reduce disease progr... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Absolutely: Back pain and multiple sclerosis are entirely different entities.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Possibly: Such a pain could be radicular in nature, that is, the pinching of a nerve exiting from the spinal cord. Coughing is known to increase interverterbal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
Relatively uncommon: Each year in the United States: at least 1.4 million people sustain a tbi. Of these, about 50, 000 die, 235, 000 are hospitalized, and 1.1 million ar... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: The percentage of patients on tysabri (natalizumab) vary from clinic to clinic. Tysabri (natalizumab) is usually reserved for use as a second line the... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Permanent paralysis can be assumed based on the severity of a spinal cord injury and the evidence of lack of improvement over time. We usually diagnos... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
The House Physician: Usually, nursing homes have a medical director/house physician who is visiting each patient on a weekly basis. They would be the people taking care of... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Novantrone is used in patients with both relapsing-remitting and secondary progressive ms. It is a second line agent, after other agents failed to ben... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: One-sided paralysis can be frequently seen in strokes, and less frequently in hemicord injuries.
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A member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: While vision loss is listed among the most serious adevrse events of therapies used for erectile dysfunction such as Cialis for example, it is not a c... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
Neurology 17 years experience
See answer below: Some of the neuropsychiatric issues that can be associated with MS include depression, anxiety, as well as a spectrum of cognitive problems such as im... 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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