Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala

Neurology
Lumberton, NC
44 years experience male

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Indravadan Gatiwala

Lumberton, NC

Address

785 oakridge blvd, Lumberton, NC
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My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a adult neurlogist. I treat Neuromuscular disorder, Migraine, Neuropathy, muscular disease, Alzheimer's disease, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, neck and back pain, cognitive disorgers, sleep disorders, epilepsy, Guliian baree syndrome, ataxia, DPN, AIDP, CIDP, DIABETIC peripheral neuropathy, stroke., Myesthenia Gravis, spinal cord disorder, post traumatic headache, Dizziness, vertigo, carpal tunnel syndrome We do Botox injection for migraine, spasticity, blepherospasm, dystonia, We do EMG/NCS for neuromuscular disorder,, EEG, Epilepsy videoEEG monitring in our office. We do sleep evaluation and sleep study.We also manage CPAP machine and its accessories. We do neuropsychological tests for dementia.. We treat Refractory epilepsy with VNS device. We programme VNS device and manage it. Epilepsy control rate for our patient is 90% We treat carpal tunel syndrome with steroid injections. We are expert in alzheimer's and likely at highest rank treating alzheimer's disease.I do give speak for alzheimer's disease.

Specialties
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Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

Sleep Medicine

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

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19 Agrees
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Exercise: Avoid lifting heavy weight, use proper technique to lift heavy weight from floor, do back muscle strengtheniing exercise.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Pericarditis, shingl: Shingles, costochondritis gastritis, .
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Very few: This is very rare disease. The female to male ratio is greater than 4:1.It does not affect too many peoples. A serum auto-antibody marker, nmo-igg, i... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Claf pain: Make sure that there is no blood clot in legs. Other iisues could be muscle rupture, diabetic or B12 deficinecy neuropathy.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
What kind?: It depends on what kings of lesion is? Stroke?Brain tumor?Benign or maliganant?Toxoplasmosis?Lymphoma?Anerysm?A-v malformation? Ms lesion?
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Antibodies: Possibility of antibodies against voltage k channel maybe antibodies to small cell carcinoma, or thymoma.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Take NSAIDS for 2wee: Take ibuprofe 600mg tid with food, icepack for 15 to 20 minutes 3 times a day avoid weight bearing on affected foot.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Pain: You shoud check with your physician or ENT doctor to make sure you do not have mass in that location.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Pleasure: It depends on your interest you had created, bliss can be achieved by doing appropriately meditation. All other pleasures are depends on your like, in... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Twitching: Many disease causes twitching of muscles. See a neurologist so , he can do appropriate history, evalaution and treatment.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Need more detail: Do you have multiple nerve problems? Did you see neurologist?
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Tinnitus: T the mechanism of toxicity is ambiguous but according to some medical scientists ototoxic antibiotics such as tetracycline trigger hearing loss and s... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Aspirin: You may replaced Aspirin with plavix (clopidogrel). You needs some prevention for stroke and heartattack because of hypertropihic cardimyopathypathy.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Tegeretol and Epilep: You should not drink alcohol when you are taking tegretol pill. It increases neurological side effects includs dizziness, imbalance and may decreased ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Oxycodne and urine: possibly it will not show up in your urine
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Arm heaviness and pa: Avoid exercise until you are evaluated by neurologist.It could be secondary to medicine you are taking.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Traizolam and breasd: There are no data on the excretion of triazolam into human milk. Triazolam is excreted into the milk of rats. Other benzodiazepines are excreted into ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Pseudotumor cerebri: It is possible that you are cured. You should have have full eye examination done including visual field test(to see for enlarged blind spot). Blurred... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Dyskinesia: 1. Tardive dyskinesis 2. Paroxysmal dyskinesia 3. Primary ciliary dyskinesia 4.Blepharospasm (eyelids) 5.Oculogynic crisis (eyeballs) 6.Oromandibular ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Tooth infection: Yes, you can still has chances of infection after nerve die.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Carpal tunnel: You may have carpal tunnel syndrome. Do you use your repetitively all the time? E.G. Computer work, cashier, typing, pilling chiken skin.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
prozac (fluoxetine): It depends on your system, starting dose is 20mg, maximum dose is 80mg, you can increase your slowly up if your sxs are not bester with small dose.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Genitofemoral nerve: L1 and L2 is nerve root arise from lumbar spine. One branch from each level join together to make genitofemoral nerve.It is not a different function, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Tinnitus: Yes, It could be permanent .
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Ssri: It does has many drug interaction-that's true. It is effective treating anxiety and depression. It should be taken under physician supervision.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Tremors,: Parkinson disease: tremors at rest, decreased speed of motor action, cogwheel rigidity, small step shuffled gait, dysphonia, depression, sleep disturb... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
vertigo: Your sxs are more likely 2* to inner year disturbance, ( vestibulopathy, labrinthitis, otolith dislogemet), other causes could be multiple sclerosis, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Basilar migraine: It is possible that you may have basilar migraine if you have headache and vertigo together. Vertigo is a spinning sedation/ drunk headedness. Dizzi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Kre alkalyn: There is no good article available on kre alkalyn. I do not think it could be safe.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Infusion of Dpa-for: It is a continuous Dopamine infusion through Gastrojejunal tube in treatment of Parkinson diseases which is not respondind well to oral levodepa thera... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Melatonin and sleep: Pasimelton is different than melatonin.Tasimelteon is an agonist at melatonin MT1 and MT2 receptors. These receptors are thought to be involved in the... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Gaging: Do not go to clean that much backward where you will Gag.Do cleaning of tongue as much as you can do. eventually, you become use to it and gagging wi... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Tremors: It could be alcohol withdrawl tremors if you had not drank for last 3 days. If you hadcontinue dto drink, and had twitching, you need to see neurologi... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
BPPV: miner's disease-traid of hearing loss, ringing and Vertigo. BPPV- vertigo only with change in position, may or may not ringing, but no hearing loss.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Klonopin, (clonazepam) alcohol: You have to wait for 48 hours after taking Klonopin (clonazepam) to drink alcohol.Using Klonopin (clonazepam) with alcohol may lead to decreased menta... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Neurologist: I see patient with neurological disorder like migraine, multiple sclerosis, back and neck pain, nerve pain, parkinson , dementia, stroke, alzheimer's,... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
No prolactin: Probably your whole pituitary may have been removed so you may not have any prolactin and other female hormones secretion that can cause ceasation of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Brain tumor: It depends on what kind of brain tumor you have it..Most of the time brain tumer sxs does not comes and go. Once you hace brain tumor, your most of sx... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Modafinil: As far as medicine is in its original container or wraper, it should be good for at least 6 months after expiration date. I had heared from other peop... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Different pain: Mechanism of action of Nucynta: a mu-opioid receptor (MOR) agonist and a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI). Analgesia in animal models is derive... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Intoxications: Alcohol increased GABA inhibitory effects . Once alcohol eliminated from brain cells, GABA resumes his normal functions. It may leave some damage behi... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Home remedy: Message area gently, Apply ice pack, use very soft pillow.If does not get better, see neurologist.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
See neurologist asap: Please see neurologist to make sure no intracranial process going on like complex part seizures, TIA, brain tumor, stroke.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Paresthesia: It is possible that it could be multiple sclerosis, B12 deficiency, complicated migraine, lyme disease, Idiopathic.You should check with a good neurol... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Causes of back pain: It is common to have back pain during pregnancy.It is because of 1. Baby is growing. 2. You are gaining weight -backstrain on your spine which cause b... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Rigcage pain: costochondritis, osteoporosis, rib fracture, muscle pain, lung pathology
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Epilepsy: Main three types but there are many others. 1. Generalised epilepsy 2. Complex partial seizure 3. Absenses seizure.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Combo: Yes, it can cause serotonin syndrome, seizure. Ultram and ssri (citaloprem ) should not be used together, .
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
Many things needs : He is looking for anti-gd1b is predominantly found in sensory-motor neuropathy. The new gm1, gd1b & gq1b igg and igm panel also tested to evaluate var... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 44 years experience
See opthalomologist: Floater i eyes could be secondary to serious condition like retinal detachment, retinal tear, bleeding within the eye. Some times , it could be be... Read More
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Jun 30, 2014
I recommend Dr. Gatiwala. Very knowledgeable.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gatiwala is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gatiwala is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you so much for your information. It was very helpful. It really feels nice to no there are friendly doctors out there to give advice
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Thanks for your quick reply! Yes, multiple neck, C5-6, Vertigo, cerebrelle ataxia, L 1 disk herination! Lower right rib, Si joint, pain numb
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

South Gujarat University, Government Medical College, India
Graduated 1979MD

Residency

Medical college of Virginia, Commonwealth university of virginia, Richmond, VA

Awards

National Merit scholarship fro Government of India.
Most Influential, Second Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Durham, NC - Winter
2013

Affiliations

SouthEastern regional medical center, Lumberton, NC 28358
Neurology Center of Lumberton, Lumberton, N.C.

Publications

None
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