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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala

Neurology
Lumberton, NC
43 years experience male

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Indravadan Gatiwala

Lumberton, NC

Address

785 oakridge blvd, Lumberton, NC
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My office hours

Tuesday: 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

126 Answers
19 Agrees
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
snoring, sleep apnea: Sleep apnea and snoring can cause head headache, fatigue . Sinuse infection can cause lightheadedness. Dental pain could be 2* dental pathology, trige... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Hip pain: Diabetic patient do have knee and hip arthritis that can cause localized pain in hip and knee joint. Sciatica, piriformis syndrome and diabetic radicu... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Sleeping pills: It can cause impaired judgement, cognitive deficit, hang over feeling, dependance, certain sleeping pill cause sleep walking, talking, abnormal behavi... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Pain: It could be secondary to pinched nerve in your cervical spine, carpal tunnel syndrome, brachial plexopathy, herniated disc.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Possible sinusitis.: You could have sinusitis but migraine can cause similar headache.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Epilepsy: It depends on your family hx. You can have seizure if you developed brain tumor, stroke, headinjury.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Dye: Discography is a very specifi c tool that may help your health care provider determine if the abnormal disc is causing your pain. It is MRI tests ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Laminectomy: It depends on your paathology in lumbar spine. If you had bad herniated disc in lumbar spine, you should have laminectomy. Laminectomy will not help i... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Thoracic and lumbar : You might have upper lumbar-lower thoracic radiculopathy. It could be herniated disc, spur formation, arthritis.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Muscle spasm: twitching feeling under left rib cage, no pain,just annoying. It could be just muscle spasm. needs to see neurologist for evalaution and treatment
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A female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Brain atrophy: Doe he have any metabolic and or congenital disorder? There is no treatment available for brain atrophy as far as i know in adults. You should contac... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Check with neurologi: you need full neurological evaluation, by x-ray, MRI and EMG/NCS study.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Burnning: There are many causes for burnning sensation in between fingers. Most common is B12 deficiency and diabetes.Other causes are amyloid neuropathy, b6 , ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Spoting: birth control pills may not work as well while you are using Lamictal. Lamictal might affect your hormonal birth control. if you notice any unusual v... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Migraine: Nasal polyps are not a disease by themselves, but rather the result of a viral or bacterial infection, allergies or an immune system response.Treat y... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Coffe- sleep: It is very unusual to be sleepy immediately after drinking coffee. Do you drink coffee at bed time? You may feel sleepy 4 hrs after drinking coffee bu... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Yes: Yes , you can get epilepsy in late age.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Epilepsy: Not very commomn epilepsy and seizures affect nearly 3 million americans of all ages approximately 200, 000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy occur... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Venom is injected by: Venom is injected in to the body. Human defence response come in play which cause brief pain and then it fade away. Apply ice immediately and many p... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Disectomy and fusion: You should have discetomy done as soon as possible.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
It may be related.: Iron deficinecy, anemia and diabetic neuropathy were most common cause of restless leg syndrome. Folic acid deficiency can cause anemeia.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Pain 2* to inflammat: Tampon may not cause nerve damage but private part can be inflamed, infected, or nerve overstimulating, which can cause pain inserting tampon, interco... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Concussion: Only if you have sxs like nausea, vomiting, confusion, impaired memory, headache which does keep you awake, If you have focal sxs like numbness, weakn... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Psychosis: Some nmda receptor antagonists, including but not limited to ketamine (k), dextromethorphan (dxm), phencyclidine (pcp), and nitrous oxide (n2o) are po... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Brain injury: Brain stem injury could be fatal. Brain stem includes various vital center which maintain hear rate, respiration, arousal system , center for eye move... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Numbness: It is depends on what kind of bugs bite. If you had tick bite or bumble bee bite, tou nned treatment by seeing your physician asap. There are many oth... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
She is doing extreme: It can be but 2 seizures in 5 years are suggesting good control. Do not expect it will go away forever.Talk with your neurologist for newer seizure me... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Aspiration.: Barium swallow test should be dien. See if see can change her consistency of fooed to liquid, pureed, thick, or solid food. Demented people do not che... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Pregnancy: Hypnagogic hallucinations are hallucinations which occur at the boundary between sleeping and waking. They can occur when people are falling asleep, o... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Radiculopathy: From neurological point of view, you may have c7-t1 radiculpathy sxs -means pinched nerve in neck. Other d/d could carpoal tunnel syndrome(pinched ner... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Arachnoid cyst: The mechanism of temporal Arachnoid cyst filling, is by either a selective or active transport mechanism or a secretion from the cyst-lining cells.T... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Dizziness: you should check you blood sugar and blood pressure, go to nearest ER and get evaluation done for cardiovascular or neurological disorder
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Bran and body: Brain definately control your body movements, sensation, respiration, heartbeat, body temperature ,metabolism, sleep cycles, hormone release etcTricky... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Twitching: it depends on cause of involuntary twitches of fingers. muscle relaxer, valium, and Botulinum toxin injection can helps.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Together: There is no interaction between wellbutrin, (bupropion) ex-lax and klonopin. So you can take it with ex-lax.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Back pain: If you do not have radiation of pain to lower extremities, most likely your back pain is musculoskeletal and should go away with ice or cold pack app... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Anxiety: Tingling sensation on head could be caused by many reason. Anxiety is most common reason. Other etiology could be in your age is multiple sclerosis, B... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Migraine and Headach: Two different possibilities 1. Chronic common migrane headache 2. Medication overuse headcahe needs more detail hx about your headache quality, fre... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
serotonin syndrom, : Combination may increase risk of serotonin syndrome, neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Melatonin: Melatonin does not work that way. melatonin usually peack at about 12 pm to 1 am. You should take melatonin 3 hours prior to going to sleep.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Twitches: Myokymia is common term used for facial twitching.If it is present in your limbs, you should see neurologist to r/o amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Man... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Leg pain: Apply Ice pack for 15 to 20 minutes, elevate legs when you sit in chair, look for other etiology for legs pain like neuropathy, K efficiency, and see ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Baclofen: You should drink plenty of water and rest for a day. Maximum toxic dose is way high than what you had taken. Do not repeat same mistake.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Dizziness: low blood pressure, low blood sugar, orthostatic hypotension, (Postural change in blood pressure), reactive hypogycemia, sudden drop in hear beat -vas... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Contraindication: It can cause hemorrhage any where in body. It is contraindicated in pregnancy
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Avoid triggers food: There is no agreeably foods to avoid. If you know for your diseases, what food aggravate your symtoms that food you should avoid it.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Paresthesia: Do you have work up done what causes your paresthesis? It can be caused by B12 deficinecy, ms, diabetes mellitus, syphilis, thyroid disease, sarcoid,... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Incidence and preval: It affects 5 or less people for every 10000 peoplle. It is hard to say how many people may had affected with degos diseases.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
May have nerve damag: If symtoms does not go away, se the neurologist for further evalauation or talked to physiscian who has done epidural injection.
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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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