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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

Neurology
New York, NY
34 years experience male

Locations

Dr. Jeffrey Cohen

New York, NY

Address

10 Union Square East, Suite 5D, New York, NY
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Practice website

Fax

2128446119

About

Bio

Director, Adult Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Beth Israel Medical Center

Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

129 Answers
67 Agrees
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: Unfortunately. While usually seen in older adults, tn can occur at any age, even children. There is a role for compression of the trigeminal nerve, usually by a blood vessel. This can be seen on a high quality mri. There is nothing known about how to prevent it. There is ongoing work into the genetics of this disorder.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 34 years experience
Several: Medications (oxcarbazepine, carbamazepine, gabapentin, pregabalin, eslicarbazepine). Others have tried biofeedback, acupuncture, botox, and chiropractic, with mixed success. There is more- you should search for an md who specializes in facial pain.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Neurology 34 years experience
Genetics: Most who have typical absence seizures have it due to their genetics, or family history. Some have atypical absence seizures, which may have a variety of causes and are usually associated with other brain dysfunction.

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Thank you notes
Nov 9, 2013
Dr. Cohen is a conscientious and devoted doctor who has extensive experience in the treatment of epilepsy and trigeminal neuralgia.
Apr 25, 2014
I recommend Dr Cohen a specialist in Neurology
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Cohen is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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somewhat helpful Are they seizures? Is it will power or unconscious? Am I overreacting to an event or is it something beyond control
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Thanks for your quick reply! Taking tegretol with this medication, hopefully the decrease is good
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This saved my life. Thank You! This is the only answer here that makes sense. Thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1987MD

Residency

Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Epilepsy Society
American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
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