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Dr. Herbert Krob

Neurology
Vancouver, WA
31 years experience male

Locations

Office

Vancouver, WA

Address

2121 N.E. 139th Street, Suite 400, Vancouver, WA
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About

Bio

My vision is that every person living with a neurological condition will be empowered to achieve a life of meaning, success, and delight. My patients are people first. They look to me to be their coach, guide and teacher, as they develop the attitudes, understanding and behaviors needed to achieve their health goals.

Specialties
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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

133 Answers
19 Agrees
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A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The long term effects of one-time or recurring mild traumatic brain injuries (also known as concussions), particularly sports-related injuries, are be... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Arguably : Arguably the worst possible cause of severe pain felt in the shoulder blade and deep into the chest would be an uncommon condition called aortic disse... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Hearing : Hearing loss is not usually associated with huntington disease. Huntington's disease is progressive degenerative disease of the brain that causes inv... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The most common benign cause of severe headaches is migraine. Migraine can feel like painful throbbing in the back of the head, around the eyes and b... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Any : Any stroke is a really bad thing. Unlike any other organ, the brain can't be replaced. So, a stroke, which represents permanent damage to the brain,... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Eye : Eye pain can be caused by a number of conditions, from serious to not-so-serious. These conditions can affect the eye itself (such as glaucoma), the ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
A : A brain tumor starts when a perfectly well-behaved cell turns into a cell that divides without limit (at least in theory). That change probably occurs... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Problems : Problems with attention, memory, mood, sleep regulation, coordination and bladder control could reflect a process affecting the entire brain or multip... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Soma (carisoprodol) : Soma or carisoprodol, is used to relax skeletal muscle. It can also cause sedation (sleepiness), which may be unwanted. When Carisoprodol is broken ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The brain requires a constant, robust supply of oxygen and glucose (carried by the blood) to maintain function and to avoid injury. We get an intuiti... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Most : Most doctors would consider the phrase tingling "from the waist down" to mean tingling that starts from a belt-like line somewhere around the bellybut... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Sleeping : Sleeping with a limb in an unusual position can sometimes place pressure on a nerve, causing mild or more severe nerve damage. Because there are 3 ma... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Most : Most people should start out by seeing their primary care doctor. In many cases, the primary care doctor can perform and examination and conduct test... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The dura is a tough covering over the brain and the spinal cord. Between the dura and the spinal cord itself is a supportive pool of fluid called cer... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
New : New symptoms of numbness and weakness in the face or in a limb, and with nausea and vomiting could indicate a serious problem involving the brain, lik... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Whenever : Whenever a surgery didn't turn out as expected, it is a good idea to discuss the outcome and expectations with the surgeon. Inability to swallow food... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Neuropathy : Neuropathy is a result, not a cause. It is important to identify treatable causes of neuropathy, or treatable conditions that make neuropathy worse. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
"Contrast" : "contrast" is a preparation that is used in medical imaging to increase the visual difference between similar or adjacent tissues. Contrast can be as... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
RSD, : Rsd, or reflex sympathetic dystrophy, also goes by other names (including causalgia and complex regional pain syndrome). The syndrome is difficult to... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Symptoms : Symptoms including nausea, loss of appetite, sweating, and poor concentration can be caused by many different medical or psychiatric conditions. Thes... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
"Brain : "brain mapping" is a term used to describe several methods to use imaging and other techniques to infer the function of the brain. In the general con... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The severity, abruptness, and quality of your husband's problems, and your level of concern, indicate a potentially serious situation that should be e... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Lasting : Lasting numbness and weakness of part or all of a limb is usually caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord, or to a nerve or nerves. A surgeon or... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
While : While there is probably no scientific proof that alcohol in moderation (that is, one or two servings -- a serving of alcohol is about 1 oz. Of liquor,... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Weak : Weak pulse and bulging veins in one limb could indicate a serious problem with the blood vessels in that region. Such problems, which include somethi... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Numbness : Numbness in the left pinkie and the pinkie-finger side of the ring finger is usually caused by an injury to the ulnar nerve. In addition to lifting h... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The feeling when the "funnybone" is hit comes from the ulnar nerve, one of the three major nerves in the upper limb. Usually this feeling is felt mos... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Human : Human genetic diseases arise because of mutations in the genetic information carried in the reproductive cells (eggs and sperm or the cells that make ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Papilledema : Papilledema is elevation of the optic disc (the end of the optic nerve in the back of the eye) caused by increased pressure inside the skull. Grade i... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Your : Your question may not be getting answered because it is a bit unclear. Can you rephrase it? Maybe break it down into several, more specific question... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Persistent : Persistent numbness in several unconnected body parts is an unusual symptom that suggests that there might be a problem going on at multiple places in... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Events : Events involving loss of consciousness can include syncope (fainting) and seizure. Syncope ("sin-co-pee") happens when blood flow to the brain is not... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Multifocal : Multifocal motor neuropathy (mmn) and motor neuronopathy (which includes a number of conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [als]) are com... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The trigeminal nerve (especially the maxillary and mandibular divisions of this nerve) is responsible for feeling the mouth and most of the tongue. T... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
A : A cold, purple digit (finger, thumb, or toe) often indicates a problem with blood supply. Blood vessels can be affected by a lot of things, including... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The scalp (the skin on the head) is well-supplied with blood. Even a small impact can break blood vessels, which can cause a big bump. So, a lump on... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Ketones : Ketones are a family of organic molecules that are formed when fats are broken down. They can be used by the brain for energy when glucose, from carb... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Numbness : Numbness that shoots from the big toe up the lower limb and triggered by movement of the toe sounds like neuritis. Neuritis is caused by irritation o... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Numbness : Numbness restricted to the lateral (outside) part of the leg (to doctors, the leg is part of the lower limb below the knee) without associated weaknes... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Free : Free and low cost health care is hard to come by. Often, county medical associations and local hospitals have listings for free and low-cost clinics ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
The : The most concerning consequence of stopping a seizure medication like levitiracetam (brand name keppra) would be seizures. Some seizures can be life ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Pain : Pain is a complex sensation that reflects both physical and mental states. The most easy to understand pain is pain that comes from a known cause, fo... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Swelling : Swelling and water retention are not usual symptoms of neuropathy. These problems are serious enough to need evaluation right away. A same day appoi... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
A : A brain tumor is a life-changing and potentially life-threatening condition. It shouldn't be surprising that a brain tumor causes stress, both physic... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Sciatic : Sciatic nerve injury is a known complication of shots in the butt (doctors, who like to use big words, call this a "gluteal intramuscular injection").... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Routine : Routine nerve conduction tests don't check every nerve in the feet. If symptoms are related to the intensity of repetitive activity, such as walking,... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Headaches : Headaches fall into two different categories. The first category is the primary headaches. These are headaches like migraine, cluster headache, and ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
A : A number of organic and psychiatric conditions can cause numbness and/or weakness on one side of the body from the neck down. Neurological conditions ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
People : People often use the word "cramp" to mean any crampy pain, but to a doctor, a cramp is a painful contraction (squeezing) of a muscle that moves a join... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 31 years experience
Carisoprodol : Carisoprodol (which also goes by the brand name soma) is a drug that is used to relax muscles. It is a schedule IV controlled substance because it ha... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I have a son with Locked In Syndrome (LIS). This is an extremely difficult condition to ascertain since it could be a coma state, a vegetative state, Locked In Syndrome or something else. Many docto...Read More
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krob is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krob is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank you. Of all the responses I have read your response was by far the most helpful and easiest to understand and the amount of info you provided has helped more than I can thank...Read More
HealthTap member
This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you thank you thank you!!! I now have a better understanding of my MRI report. I have a appointment with surgeon next Monday.
HealthTap member
Thank you! That's exactly what I'm through but I need a spinal tap! The Dr said lesions don't have MS pattern! Don't know what to think?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Wake Forest University School of Medicine
Graduated 2002MD

Medical/Graduate school

McGill University
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

University of North Carolina Health Care

Awards

Top Doctors, Portland Monthly Magazine
Top Doctor, Second Place, Portland, OR - Winter
2013
Top Neurologist , Second Place, National - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
American Academy of Neurology
American Headache Society
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