Dr. Melanie Alarcio

Pediatric Neurology
Mesa, AZ
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Mesa, AZ

Address

5131 E Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

Health Net of Arizona

About

Bio

I am a practicing pediatric neurologist in the state of Arizona but am also licensed in California. I have special interest in PANDAS and PITAND and the emerging field of neuro-immunology.

Specialties
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Pediatric Neurology

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
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A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
32 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Not infection: There is a condition called pandas or pans that is immune-mediated and part of the treatment is using antibiotics. Some of these kids manifest "autis ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
32 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Sometimes: This is a sodium channel blocker that is an anti-seizure but has an effect on other brain receptors. It can also increase amounts of serotonin, Dopami ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melanie Alarcio
32 years experience Pediatric Neurology
You need to eat: One of adderall's side effects is loss of appetite and if you are not eating, you may end up lacking some vitamins and minerals your body needs and th ... Read More
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Dec 30, 2015
Our autistic son has many problems, when we came to Dr A, things were bad! I'm happy to say, he's doing so much better these days due to her direction.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Alarcio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Alarcio is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you very much! I appreciate your time. As an sleep seizure epileptic, this worried me greatly. My seizures are generally mild. Thanks!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I've been asking local doctors this & none has ever heard of this. Thx
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what is the dose of this drug to treat 4 years child

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

R magsaysay mem med ctr
Graduated 1988MD

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
Child Neurology Society
American Academy of Pediatrics
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