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Dr. Becky Parks

Neurology
Saint Louis, MO
35 years experience female

Locations

Office

Saint Louis, MO

Address

Saint Louis MO 63110
Directions

About

Bio

MS Specialist at academic medical center.

Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

30 Answers
12 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Reputable resources: I suggest that my patients spend time exploring the following websites: NMSS.org MSAA.org You may also get information from the MS societies in the UK... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Yes: Patients with ms undergo anesthesia every day for a variety of procedures and you should be no different. The surgeon and anesthesiologist will revie... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Exam: Any doctor would take a history and perform and examination to try and find out the cause of the symptoms. However these symptoms do not constitute a... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Many things: The problem could or be anywhere from the spinal cord, to a nerve root to the brachial plexus to a peripheral nerve. A brain problem is less likely s... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
No guarantee: Tpm is indicated for the treatment of certain types of seizures in children and adults, and for the prevention of migraine headaches in those that hav... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Typically not: Mri is the most sensitive test available to aid in the diagnosis of ms. While there are rare cases of MRI negative ms, the vast, vast, vast majority ... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Just stop: You have too much time on your hands. Calloused areas may have less sensitivity. Come up with something more productive and stop trolling the intern... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Time: Assuming that you mean how can you deal with it without steroids or doctor visit. In the absence of medical intervention you will just need to wait a... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Patience!: First the good news: peripheral nerves are capable of growth and repair even after being severed. However, the process is very slow and is often inc... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
No.: Because of the rate at which tegretol is broken down, or metabolized, it needs to be dosed twice daily. If you only give it to her once a day you are... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Peripheralneuropathy: Diabetes is the most common cause of peripheral neuropathy in developed countries. The most common symptoms of diabetic peripheral neuropathy are pin... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Unrelated conditions: MS is a disorder of the central nervous system. MM is a disorder of the bone marrow and is generally fatal after a few years.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Depends: It depends on what body parts still work. Can you stand? Walk? Are you wheel-chair-bound? Can you move your arms and legs? There are yoga exercis... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Depends: If it is just the glucosamine and vit d formulation it is probably fine. It seems like most of america is vitamin d deficient so you are probably oka... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Easy: The test for diabetes is simple - it is just a blood test. It is important not to attribute everything you experience to ms. However, it is possible... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Unrelated: These are two completely unrelated disorders. Patients with ms have an over-active immune system in which certain cells and the chemicals they make a... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Suprachiasmatic nucl: The suprachiasmatic nucleus in the hypothalamus regulates circadian rhythm in mammals. The scn receives information about light and dark from special... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
See a neurologist: It could be related to your anxiety but you don't want to assume that until you have had a good examination. Ask your doctor to refer you to a genera... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
No,: No, it does not. Al is found in association with neurofibrillary tangles in the grey matter of the brain but it has not been shown to play any role i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Need clarification: Is your neurologist really prescribing nothing or has s/he tried things and they haven't worked and s/he isn't sure what else to prescribe. Some pati... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Cause-effect: Damage to the brain from any cause (stroke, trauma, infection, ms, etc) may result in dysarthria. If the part of the brain that is responsible for ar... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Maybe: Tysabri (natalizumab) is a highly effective, once-monthly IV therapy for relapsing forms of ms. It is generally used as a second or third line treatm... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Yes: Nmss.Org msaa.Org there are several approved therapies. If you have been diagnosed with ms then surely the doctor who made the diagnosis has discus... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Doubtful: You are at a slight increased risk of getting it. However, it is not a directly heritable condition like, for example, huntington's disease. More li... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Gamma knife: If your dad has maxed out on medical therapy (typically medications such as carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, gabapentin, phenytoin, baclofen, etc) then h... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Wow!: You have a lot going on! so the foot deformity is likely a result of the syrinx, which you may have been born with. The leg weakness may also be fro... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
Say what???: This question is confusing! optic neuritis (abbreviated on) is one of many symptoms of ms and results from inflammation in one or both optic nerves. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky Parks
Neurology 35 years experience
??: Why do you inquire about this? A diagnosis of MS typically requires specialized testing performed by a neurologist.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Parks is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I created a routine (right pocket = morning, left = evening) which became memory, then helps me take my Epilim. Teg' causes me behavour issues
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so much that has settled my mind
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Loma Linda University School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1987MD

Affiliations

Barnes jewish hospital
Barnes jewish west county hospital
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