Dr. Matthew Gold

Neurology
Winchester, MA
48 years experience male

Locations

Office

Winchester, MA

Address

955 Main Street, Suite 302, Winchester, MA
Directions

Fax

(617) 387-3130

Insurances accepted

BlueCross BlueShield

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

Medicare

Aetna

Fallon Community Health Plan

Group Insurance Commission

Tufts Health Plan

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

Solo practice of Neurology. I spend time with patients as the best practice of medicine. Boarded in Neurology, Behavioral Neurology and Neurophysiology. Accept general neurology patients; also interest in headache. Active in Organized Medicine, Choral Singing, Rotary, Temple. Open to outside consultations.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Licenses

United States: Massachusetts

Languages spoken

English

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
No.: Many bacteria are helpful, including ones that live in our intestines and help the digestive process and keep out more dangerous bacteria. Also, bacte... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Change behavior: If the diagnosis is correct: 1) move where you keep your wallet. 2) don't sit down...
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Definitions: 1) etiology = what's the cause? 2) idiopathic = "we don't know" 3) petit mal is a specific form of epilepsy only seen in childhood where a person br... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Get medical help: You need to see your physician and, if after investigation a medical condition has been excluded, likely see a psychiatrist and/or a mental health cou... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Myofascial pain.: Sometimes a local muscle group gets sensitized and develops a 'trigger point.' local deep pressure massage, stretchin exercise, and/ora trigger point ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Yes.: Shivering most often is in reaction to exposure to cold external temperatures. The shivering is a reflection of twitching muscles, whose function is t... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
After birth: "postpartum" means "after giving birth." thus, "postpartum depression" means depression just after giving birth. It can be on a spectrum of mild to se... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Withdraw: You have a serious problem. Physical and emotional habituation are likely. Diazepam is worse than ambien (zolpidem). Look for alternatives with a slee... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Investigate!: What you describe sounds most like panic disorder, which is treatable. However, there are some medical conditions that can mimic this and you should c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Yes, there is!: Sometimes 'restless leg' is triggered by an iron deficiency. Iron supplementation in women may be a good idea; for men, it risks iron overload which c... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Making space.: A nerve is in a tight space may be irritated or damaged, causing pain and/or loss of function (weakness or sensory changes). Surgical decompression ai... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Dosage adjusment: Many, but not all, anticonvulsants - like other meds - are metabolized (broken down for elimination) by the liver. Some adjustment of dosage of the me... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Migraine: Most likely these are migraines. Rarely associated with a dangerous condition, but potentially treatable. Speak with your doctor, possibly a neurologi... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Probably: Many antidepressants can affect sexual desire and/or performance. There are some that have less impact. Depression itself can affect you adversely, to... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Likely: Bipolar disorder most frequently is associated with a family history of that disorder, or those related (including alcoholism). This shows that there ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Other than opiates: Opiates are not the best way to treat chronic pain. There are a number of other agents that might help, including gabapentin, nortriptyline among thos... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
'trigger': Some seizures can be triggered by particular types of stimuli, including the flicker in old tvs or certain contrasts and movements on monitors. It is ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Possibly: Some medications, or medication interactions, can cause muscle twitching. Speak with your prescribing doctor(s) about possible modifications that migh... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
See a doctor: Could be a number of things, for examples: hyperventilation, multiple sclerosis, sinus disease. I would suggest seeing your doctor.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Antihistamine: Most such preparations include an antihistamine, which cause drowsiness in many people.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
No one place.: A person's personality does not reside in a single place. The brain is like a network of computers; the balance of how a number of parts works creates... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Nothing is perfect: Assuming you do have migraines: 1) take your migraine specific medicine ("triplan") early in the headache. 2) avoid taking other pain medicines more t... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Vague question: Assuming you mean why _further_ surgery is not advised (the laminectomy & fusion certainly are surgeries!) there may be many factors including general... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
See your doctor: You may have a true sinusitis, which is treatable. See your doctor.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
It's natural: What you describe is almost certainly a form of migraine ("catamenial migraine"). Some women simply are prone to this; it would be extremely rare to b... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Maybe...: Try magnesium oxide either 250 mg or 400 mg twice a day. This helps prevent migraine and may reduce some forms of muscular tensions. (it may also loos... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Often: Multiple sclerosis is unpredictable but often progresses (gets worse) over time. Fortunately, there are effective medications that can slow or stop th... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Backwards!: Antibodies _are_ selective, but mostly work by attaching to surfaces of cells rather than entering them. This may cause interior damage to cells or le... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Too Vague: Headaches may be benign or represent a serious condition. You should tell your doctor about the problem and pursue whatever is suggested.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Wrong question: 'thigh tingling' _is_ a description of a feeling; there is no further definition (except what part of the thigh!). It may be _caused_ by an entrapped ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Birth defects: Depakote blocks Folic Acid and leads to developmental defects as the developing fetus' cells try to form nerve and skeletal organs. Spina bifida and f... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Possible migraine: There is a kind of migraine headache syndrome that can cause your symptoms, with or without a headache. Though not likely to represent a brain tumor, ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Perhaps some: Some (not all) antidepressants have what is called an 'anticholinergic effect' which at high doses in susceptible people may interfere with concentrat... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Possible: More likely this is a post-traumatic neuralgia (intercostal nerve) or localized muscle tender point. See your doctor for an xray to rule out a local b... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Due to strokes: "dementia" is loss of cognitive faculties to less than a person's previous baseline leading to an inability to function independently. "multi-infarct"... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Research & Advice: Most of us get enough nourishment from a balanced diet. If one wishes further supplements, it would be wise to get information from a reliable source ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Recurring seizures: Seizure 'disorder' - tendency to have unprovoked recurrent seizures, often, not exclusively, convulsions. It is disordered neuronal activity in the br... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Psychiatrist.: A qualified psychiatrist (with an M.D. Degree) should be able to diagnose bipolar or other disorders that might explain the symptoms.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Pinched nerve: Likely a 'pinched nerve' in your back, most often at your age from a bulging disk. If a bit of recumbent rest (and avoiding lifting, bending, even sit... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Local neuralgia: It is likely you traumatized a sensory nerve local to the crush injury. Most of the time this will improve slowly. Over months the pain may/may not re... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Not unhealthy.: In a healthy person, the exercise and experience of dizziness is not dangerous - unless you plan on doing something immediately that requires balance!
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Mostly peripheral: Cranial nerves have their cell bodies within the central nervous system (cns), but the majority of their length/"processes" are outside the confines o... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Unlikely alone: That dosage of citalopram is unlikely alone to cause muscle spasms/twitches, but in combination with other medications - especially those that affect ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Yes: After running, you may be dehydrated. A hot shower encourages the little blood vessels to expand, to allow heat to escape the body more easily (perspi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Straighforward: I would raise the subject of feeling depressed and explain your circumstances, how you feel and react to things. Many primary care doctors will feel c... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Almost: Buproprion (wellbutrin) promotes the brain's dopamine, but also its norepinephrine. It also inhibits, to a lesser degree, acetylcholine. It is, howeve... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Reduce dose: Cutting up the lowest dose tablet (5 mg) to get a lower initial dose (e.g., 2.5 mg) is possible and sometimes helps one get used to the medication gra... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
'funny bone': Hitting the elbow in the spot between the boney prominences (the 'ulnar groove') sets off the ulnar nerve (like a 'short circuit) momentarily and may ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Talk w/ your doctor!: There is likely a good reason these medications were prescribed for you. It is not a good idea to stop these on your own in that case. If you have a p... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Gold
Neurology 48 years experience
Yes: Diabetes of any type can be associated with 'polyneuropathy'- literally, something goes wrong with many nerves. Typical is what you describe, tingling... Read More
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HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Gold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Gold is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you.I Have daily headaches since 2003. Ihad a cerebral tip aneurysm. I Have 360 clips in my brain.HOW CAN I STOP THEM
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Thank u very much sir. I was thinking that as well but i m little hesitant of everything.. But for sure will try again.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thks appt w/ neuro and rheumatologist sched gandolinium contrast noted

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Top Neurologist , Second Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2013
Top Neurologist , First Place, Massachusetts - Summer
2013
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, Massachusetts - Winter
2016

Affiliations

American Medical Association, Governing Board, Organized Medical Staff Section
Massachusetts Medical Society, Delegate to the House of Delegates
American Academy of Neurology
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