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Dr. Sam Gandy

Neurology
Hartsdale, NY
40 years experience male

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Office

Hartsdale, NY

Address

88 Mercer Avenue, Hartsdale, NY
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Insurances accepted

UnitedHealthcare

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Neurology

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Unlikely: The prediction of a possible epidemic of mad cow disease and variant cjd in the uk did not come to pass. Transmission requires intimate contact or in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Any brain symptoms: Encephalopathy is a nonspecific term used for any brain disease. The term is usually preceded by adjectives that provide the specific information (e.... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Brain degeneration: The late life dementias are often characterized by the names of the proteins that accumulate. Lewy body dementia is also known as a synucleinopathy b... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Possiby organ meats: Prions travel through the immune system and may be found in the spleen. Any organ that accumulates prions can be the source of an infection.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Confabulation: Wernicke's encephalopathy is due to a vitamin deficiency and causes a typical picture of dementia, gait problems, and confabulation which means that t... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Give carer a break: Caring for loved ones with alzheimer's disease is a 24/7 job, and many carers must hold down full time jobs as well. As a result, carers are often ex... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are use... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
W/intimate contact: Transmission of bse (mad cow disease) requires ingestion or perhaps contact with broken skin or mucous membranes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Prions are amyloids: But not all amyloids are prions. Alzheimer's disease behaves like a prion in its spread through the brain but not from person to person.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Allergic brain rxn: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (pres) is often only an MRI finding of increased signal in temporal, parietal, and occipital brain region... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Allergic brain rxn: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (pres) is often only an MRI finding of increased signal in temporal, parietal, and occipital brain region... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
< 1 per million cows: There are ~42 million head of cattle in the usa, and the best estimate is that there are between 4 and 7 infected animals.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Arrest inflammation: It is not possible to cure optic atrophy. When due to multiple sclerosis, there are a variety of anti-inflammatory steroids and peptides that are use... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Wait for more data!: The result has not yet been independently confirmed. When results look "too good to be true", they usually arent true.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Physical exercise: Vigorous exercise for 30 min, 3x per wk, can slow progression of alzheimer's. Evidence for exercise benefit is better than for any other dietary or l... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
Strokes in VaD: Alzheimer's and vascular dementia (VAD) frequently co-exist. The main evidence for VAD is based on clinical or radiological evidence for stroke.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sam Gandy
Neurology 40 years experience
BSE = CJD in cows: Both diseases are spongiform encephalopathies. Cjd is a human form, and bse is a bovine form. Consumption of beef from cattle with bse can cause var... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gandy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gandy is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Hello Dear, my name is Jenifer, I am, very happy to contact you today
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine, SC
Graduated 1982MD

Affiliations

Mount Sinai Hospital New York
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