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Dr. Joyce Liporace

Neurology
Media, PA
34 years experience female

Locations

Office

Media, PA

Address

1088 W. Baltimore Pike, Suite 2205 Health Care II, Media, PA
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

18 Answers
2 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Commonly used: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benodiazepine. That class of medication is often used to treat the tremors and anxiety that come with alcohol withdrawal. Bu... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Exercise,diet, sleep: It's important to exercise your brain-just like you would exercise your body. Make sure that you complete cognitive tasks for 30 minutes a day-crossw... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Talk to MD: An MRI is probably a better choice for you. You need to get a new order form from your doctor. Ct scans and MRI scans of the brain look at the brain... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: Yes, in fact it can last for weeks after the exposure.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes, it's possible: Seizures have been associated with sudden death in epilepsy. It's called sudep. It happens rarely. The risk factors are convulsions in sleep, low l... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
No: Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is metabolized to dexto-amphetamine and l-lysine. It may show positive for amphetamine/ methamphetamine on a drug test but ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Low Blood Pressure: Propranolol is a beta blocker and it reduces blood pressure so it can help to prevent an aneurysm from enlarging or rupturing. Calcium channel blocke... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: 'plaque' is a non-specific term. It could mean microscopic build up that is seen in alzheimer's disease, cholesterol lining blood vessels from hyperl... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Stop the drug.: Levo dopa is ineffective because it is not true parkinson's disease-it shares some features but not all. The treatment is to stop the drug that is ca... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuropathy/Vascular: The main causes of pins and needles are the following: neuropathy (usually from diabetes or alcohol use), impaired blood flow, or metabolic causes su... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Medication dose: Speak with your doctor. You may need a higher dose of mirtazepine. 15 mg is a common starter dose but many people need a higher dose over time.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
EMG would be better: I am not sure why you would need another mri. An emg/ncv (electromyography and nerve conduction) might be a better test to localize the location of t... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes, common risk: A febrile seizure is a risk factor for seizures later in life. It is typically associated with complex partial seizures with onset in the temporal lo... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Unlikely: Seizures are typically "positive" symptoms with muscle jerking, staring, reduced awareness. People can have sensory seizures but it may be more likel... Read More
A 76-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
More info: That question requires more information. An eeg should be a helpful predictor of prognosis. Speak with your neurologist. Many doctors are using me... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Difficult to treat: Lenox-gastaut syndrome is difficult to treat. It is usually treated with a combination of medications instead of monotherapy (single drug). You need ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: The function of the liver can be initially assessed by simple blood tests called "liver function tests". They look at the enzymes in the liver. Many... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joyce Liporace
Neurology 34 years experience
Low Blood Pressure: It sounds like you may have low blood pressure called hypotension. See you doctor and ask them to check your BP while lying down and then when standi... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liporace is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Liporace is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! appreciative of having this explained--figured it wasn't coincidental
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I understand better. Thank you so very much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you so much.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

University of Pennsylvania Health System

Residency

Union Memorial Hospital

Awards

Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Dov, Philadelphia Magazine
Top Doc, Philadelphia Magazine

Affiliations

American Epilepsy Society
Epilepsy Foundation
American Academy of Neurology
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