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Dr. Brian Kelly

Neurology
Paoli, PA
33 years experience

Locations

Office

Paoli, PA

Address

21 Industrial Bld, Suite 205, Paoli, PA
Directions

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Office

West Chester, PA

Office

Phoenixville, PA

About

Bio

I grew up in Delaware County, one of 6 children in a working class family. I worked to put myself through Villanova, and Hahnemann Medical School. I have a working class ethic. I spend the time to listen to people, and talk to them in language they understand. This is your life, and you need to understand how to deal with the health issues that affect you. I see all Adult Neurology, and have a great deal of experience in Migraines, Stroke, Parkinsons, and Nerve disorders.

Specialties
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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
2 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Cervical Radiculopat: A pinched nerve can send abnormal sensations into adjacent areas that it serves. Local nerve compression at the root or after the nerve leaves the ve... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Stroke: Poorly controlled blood pressure can lead to multiple problems. High blood pressure can cause a stroke, whose symptoms include dizziness and imbalanc... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Pseudoseizures: Non-epileptic seizures are often due to psychiatric stress. As such, they are not true seizures, and do not require seizure medication. The manageme... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Neuralgia: Nerve pain can take many forms, with burning or stabbing being common. A pain in the anterior and lateral thigh may be due to meralgia paresthetica, w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Vertigo: A spinning sensation typically lasting seconds, in response to certain changes in head position. Fairly reproduceable and chronic in bppv. Typically ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Prolbably not: Bppv is typically a disease of the elderly. It causes brief dizziness produced by certain head movements. If you have prolonged dizziness, then perio... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Cervical Radiculopat: A pinched nerve in your neck could cause the above symptoms. See your doctor or a neurologist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
No: The central nervous system relates to the brain and spinal cord. To reach the targets (skin, muscles, blood vessels, etc) you need the peripheral ner... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Herniated disc: Valsalva nanuevers, such as bowel movements, raise pressure in the spinal canal, which can produce back pain with a herniated disc. However, other me... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Migraine: Hormonal changes can affect migraine headaches. These can be responsive to appropriate treatments. See a headache specialist.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
TIA: There are several possible causes, and it depends on your age and medical condition. A tia, which is a stroke harbinger, is one, but less likely in ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Essential tremor: A tremor that occurs with arms outstretched is a postural tremor. This often is due to essential tremor, which can be treated if severe enough to wa... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Seizures: Excessive tramadol is associated with seizures.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Migraine: Unilateral headaches are typical of migraines. However, there are many questions that need to be answered. Is this a new headache type? Do you have o... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Migraine: Your headache may be a migraine. Any new headache should be evaluated for cause by a doctor. The stress or worry over your pending surgery may have ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
No: Sadly, neurofibromas can only be controlled surgically. This should only be done when the tumors are causing serious problems, as the removal of tumo... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Antiinflammatories: A person of your age, assuming that you have no risks for other disease, would likely have a pinched nerve in their back causing these symptoms. Prop... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Carpal tunnel : Pressure on a nerve can cause numbness in the fingers. The index finger often is involved in carpal tunnel syndrome, a nerve compression in the wrist... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Seizure: The frontal lobe is the forward area of the brain, that controls executive planning, aspects of personality, and motor control. A seizure arising fro... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Neurosurgical eval: A bleed in the brain can be ofseveral types. If it was caused by a head injury, a subdural hematoma is likely. It depends on the size as to whether ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Vertigo: Episodic vertigo can be caused by conditions such as migraine headache ( even when there is no headache) or recurrent inner ear abnormalities like men... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Pain management: Chronic pain in ms is best managed with medications such as Gabapentin and lyrica, (pregabalin) as well as others. These provide safer alternatives t... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Yes: These are common side effects of keppra (levetiracetam). There are several alternative medications available. Discuss these with your neurologist.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Kelly
Neurology 33 years experience
Vertebral artery : If you have neck problems, the cause of dizziness can be benign or related to an interruption of blood flow in the vertebral artery. If this is a new ... Read More

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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Jul 14, 2013
A very good neurologist.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Kelly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kelly is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I still have really bad lower back pain and went to er and they gave me tonlayl 3 didn't help
HealthTap member
Thanks. I was walking on the injured foot for months but never had the problem until now.
HealthTap member
That actually did not answer my question, but thanks for the reply!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Mount Sinai Medical Center

Awards

Top Docs, Main Line Magazine
Honors in Neurosurgery, Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital of Philadelphia
Top Neurologist , Third Place, Pennsylvania - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association
Pennsylvania Medical Society
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