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Dr. Robert Hutchman

Neurology
Reseda, CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Victory-Tampa Medical Square Building (Main Office)

Reseda, CA

Address

19231 Victory Blvd, Ste 355, Reseda, CA, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Medicare

Office

Reseda, CA

About

Bio

At the Hutchman Clinic, our mission is to advance the medical care research of Neurodegenerative Disorders through an intra-disciplinary model of care. This model will integrate specialty medical care clinical trial research opportunities with community education and outreach activities. Further, wherever possible, we will facilitate the availability of these services to all patients by assisting them in overcoming obstacles to care; such as transportation, financial hardships, language/cultural barriers, or lack of awareness of available resources to assist them. Our initial focus is Parkinson's disease, eventually expanding to other neurodegenerative disorders. In our intra-disciplinary model of clinical care, the patient is at the center of the care team, selecting from the various options available to develop their own comprehensive care plan. A team of allied health professionals participate in ongoing care assessments using a holistic approach, making recommendations touching on many facets of the patients care. With our outreach, support, and programming resources activities, our goal is to improve the quality of life for those so challenged by these disorders. Our staff volunteers will be ever mindful to exhibit kindness, helpfulness, charity, and respect toward those we serve.

Specialties
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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

98 Answers
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, Absolutely!!: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with mi... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Maximize CDS!!: First, make sure your dbs programming is being done well by an experienced programmer. Get a second opinion if needed! then, make sure your regimen in... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, very commonly: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Several key issues!!: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
For Peace of Mind!!: Simply tell him this could be just essential tremor, which is very treatable. Think catherine hepburn. On the other hand, this could represent early p... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes!!: Current thought says many factors are involved. Pd is more common in areas with high agricultural chemical use & in those working with heavy metals or... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, Absolutely!!: Stay physically, mentally & spiritually (if important to you) active, to keep yourself in best physical condition & spirits. See a movement didorder s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Further Detail: Meds that commonly are used include: Primidone (mysoline (primidone) = mild barbituate), Inderal or Corgard (propranolol or Nadolol = beta blockers), ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Azilect (rasagiline) + Other Meds: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Do... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Brief Details......: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Raphe Nuclei: A respectful correction: raphe nuclei produce serotonin in your own brain. Locus coeruleus produces norepinephrine as well. They are closely located i... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, it sure can!!: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with mi... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Good Rx available!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Further Detail: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with mi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Autosomal Dominance!: Technically, no that would be impossible. You must have a parent who had hd to inherit it yourself & later express the disease. The risk is 50% to a c... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
No-age varies widely: Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old. However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the ag... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Meds First, then DBS: As a pd specialist i always try to get the most utility from medications first. The typical choics are (in order of preference): azilect, agonists (re... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Four main classes: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Do... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
LBD Clinical only: Neurodegenerative, progressive d/o with  milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & pos... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Wouldn't advise: Dostinex is a long-lasting Dopamine agonist, also called cabergoline. It is ergot-derived & therefore carries a risk of heart-valve fibrosis, like Per... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Absolutely!!: Yes there is--vanderbilt university in nashville has a npf center of excellence & parkinson's reserch center. Do a google search on parkinson's diseas... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Further Detail: Risk of developing pd (with no family history) for the average person is approximately 0.5%. Live a healthy life to reduce your risk!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Brief Details.......: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Even better would be: A movement disorders specialist; someone who specializes in treatment & research of pd. Try to work with one if available in your city/region--it will... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Further detail: Before overt physical symptoms begin, one can experience pre-motor parkinson's issues: the most reliably reported 4 are chronic constipation, chronic ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Brief Details.......: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, but manageable: The most common side effects of the Dopamine meds are nausea/vomiting (sin-emet = "without-vomit" in latin); sleepiness, low BP (orthostatic hypotensi... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
No: No, it isn't. Regardless of the sex of the parent, he or she has a 50% chance of passing the gene on to any children. It is called an autosomal domina... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
No, tau protein: No, tau protein deposits & neurofibrillary tangles in neurons cause the death of these cells. Because they are in some similar areas as parkinson's d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Brief Details.......: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Brief Details.......: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A 89-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Brief Details.......: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
No: Stroke & cancer are in no way related to huntington's disease, rest assured. They are all completely separate, unrelated conditions. Best of luck, rmh... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Tax deductible too!!: The expense of buying the scooter yourself, or any other out-of-pocket medical expenses (prescription drugs, tests, office co-pays, etc.) are tax dedu... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Possible-see a Neuro: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, s... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, in some ways: Young patients are more likely to develop inconsistent symptom relief ("on" vs "off" states) & dyskinesia (writhing, twisting, jerking movements). Thi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Lewy Bodies: Polymers of a-synuclein protein form into "clumps" (intraneuronal inclusions) due to faulty "trash removal" processes in the neurons. As a result, cel... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Good Rx Available!!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Further Detail: Polymers of a-synuclein protein form into "clumps" (intraneuronal inclusions) due to faulty "trash removal" processes in the neurons. As a result, cel... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes & more to learn : Current thought says many factors are involved. Pd is more common in areas with high agricultural chemical use & in those working with heavy metals or... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Essential Tremor: Meds that commonly are used include: Primidone (mysoline (primidone) = mild barbituate), Inderal or Corgard (propranolol or Nadolol = beta blockers), ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Yes, even late 20's!: Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old. However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the ag... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
No, but very helpful: Deep brain stimulation therapy of the stn (sub-thalamic nucleus) or gpi (globus pallidus interna) can greatly improve "on" time (good function with mi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
No, but treatable!!: Dopamine meds reduce symptoms, but there is no cure. Fight the rigidity or stiffness & loss of rom of the joints to help him move better & have less i... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Good Rx, but no cure: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Rarely no test known: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Use available Rx!!!!: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Could be....: Physical symptoms can include tremor of limbs at rest>in posture or in action; slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, s... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Clinical Facts: Before overt physical symptoms begin, one can experience pre-motor parkinson's issues: the most reliably reported 4 are chronic constipation, chronic ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Varied age: Average age of onset is about 58-60 years old. However, true pd can be seen as early as late 20's to as late as 80-90's. Typically, the younger the ag... Read More

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Mar 30, 2013
Dr. Hutchman is an excellent neurologist who is not not only an expert in neurology but also a caring and compassionate doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Hutchman.
Apr 7, 2013
Answers are well thought out and demonstrate his expertise in his fields. He has had great reviews from his patients.
Aug 31, 2013
Dr Hutchman's answers are informative, precise & well received by his colleagues.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I have all these symptoms. This shaking and jerking almost drives nuts
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My twin brother and myself got diagnosed he @ 38 me @ 40
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! what should be precauton about this desies?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wayne State University School of Medicine, MI
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

MAYO CLINIC

Awards

Thought Leader, First Place, California - Winter
2013
Top Neurologist , First Place, California - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Los Angeles Region, CA - Summer
2013
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