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Dr. Herbert Krob

Neurology
Vancouver, WA
30 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.

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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

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19 Agrees
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A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Spells : Spells or "episodes" in a child are a concerning problem that should be evaluated by a doctor right away. If the spells are new, getting longer, wors... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Many : Many people have a reasonable tendency to downplay health issues, especially when they are mild. When other people notice or when issues start to int... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Guillain : Guillain barre syndrome is a condition in which the body's own immune system attacks myelin, the outer, insulating sheath around nerve cell fibers. S... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Big : Big toe numbness can be caused by compression of a nerve or nerves in the lower limbs, which may occur during sleep in unusual positions. There are a... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Multiple : Multiple sclerosis is a complex syndrome caused by imbalance in the body's own immune system that leads it to attack something called myelin, a substa... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Dizziness : Dizziness can be caused by a number of conditions, including those that affect balance organs (called the vestibular apparatus) in the "inner ear" (th... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
It : It is not normal for memory, attention, and language problems to start in the early 40's and get worse without a known cause. Causes could include se... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Bell's : Bell's palsy is a condition in which the muscles of facial expression become weak or paralyzed because of an injury to the facial nerve. Related symp... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Suspected : Suspected nerve injuries that result in muscle loss (atrophy), sensory loss and weakness should be evaluated. A primary care doctor (family practice ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
The : The spinal accessory nerve, also known as "cranial nerve xi" (xi meaning "eleven") is a nerve in the region of the neck that moves two important muscl... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Early : Early signs of Alzheimer's disease include forgetting recently-learned things and difficulty learning new things. These problems can also be combined... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
In : In many cases, when people express concerns about "poor memory" it is actually poor attention that is the problem. These are complicated topics, but ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
The : The term you are looking for is "postictal state". Doctors sometimes refer to a seizure event as an "ictus" (latin for "a blow", "a strike", or "an a... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
This : This is a great question. The thymus is an organ in the chest that plays a role in the immune system. Thymectomy, surgical removal of that organ, ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Your : Your daughter's symptoms are not normal and could indicate, among other things, a serious spinal cord injury or other problem affecting the spinal cor... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Since : Since this problem involves the pituitary, a gland that is important in the regulation of the endocrine system, I am going to move this to the endocri... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
As : As you suggest, migraine is often very challenging to diagnose and treat, and often requires experience or training beyond general neurology. Most ex... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Probably : Probably the most serious cause of abrupt weakness and numbness on one side of the body is stroke (an older term is "cerebrovascular accident"). Sym... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Trazodone, : Trazodone, lorazepam, lithium, methadone, and warfarin (same as coumadin) are potent medications given for serious medical problems. So, someone who ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
A : A moderate or severe headache that is new or different from those that have been experienced in the past, and that does not go away with over-the-coun... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Everyone : Everyone should wear a helmet when riding a bike to reduce the severity of injury to the brain when crashes happen. After a crash, the helmet should ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Injuries : Injuries to the brain can produce a permanent scar. Sometimes a scar is big enough to be seen on an MRI or ct. The possibility of complications, and... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Alzheimer : Alzheimer disease is a gradual onset, gradually progressing condition. It does not appear within 1 month. Rapid onset suggests other conditions, whi... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Imagine : Imagine if a bank had a security camera that was only on 20 minutes a day. It would be very unlikely to catch a bank robbery, and might not even be a... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Multiple : Multiple sclerosis is a condition in which the immune system of the body is nudged towards a more-inflammatory state. In this state, immune cells ent... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Nerves : Nerves can get pinched by sleeping in funny positions, and this can result in temporary (and sometimes longer-lasting) numbness and weakness. A googl... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
After : After a significant loss, it is not unusual that people feel mental stress and physical pain. Stuttering can also occur under such conditions. But t... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
It : It is unusual for someone to intentionally hold their breath until they pass out. Usually, air hunger will trigger a powerful urge to resume breathin... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Symptoms : Symptoms of numbness of the entire body from the neck down can have many causes. Of these many causes, a process involving part of the spinal cord in... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Huntington's : Huntington's disease is a complicated neurodegenerative disorder that can cause involuntary writhing, dance-like movements of the limbs, other abnorma... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Depression : Depression and dementia have a large number of overlapping symptoms making it sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two. A primary care prov... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Keppra (levetiracetam) : Keppra (levetiracetam) is a modern seizure drug that absorbs pretty quickly (1 hour in ideal scientific tests). 3 days of diarrhea can be stressful on... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Loss : Loss of the sense of smell may be one of the first symptoms of parkinson's disease, often occurring long before the tremor and stiffness starts, but "... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Symmetric : Symmetric numbness affecting all the toes, often making the toes feel "wooden" or "like balled up socks, " or "swollen" (without visible swelling) can... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
People : People who look at several different anatomy books often notice subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, differences between descriptions and depictions o... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Hyperreflexia : Hyperreflexia means abnormally brisk (or "jumpy") reflexes. Clonus, most often seen at the ankles, is an example of hyperreflexia. Hemiparesis is we... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Some : Some people with daily headaches have migraine, and some people with migraine have symptoms of numbness (called sensory aura), weakness (called motor ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Sudden : Sudden onset of visual disturbance in one eye is a concerning problem that could indicate a number of serious problems involving the eye itself (inclu... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
The : The most common cause of a "yes-yes" head tremor in a person with a parent with a similar condition is essential tremor. Like most movement disorders... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Digit : Digit is the word doctors use to mean a finger or a toe. Each finger has several segments, each named a phalanx. The word for more than one phalanx ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
A : A mass inside the brain or the skull can be monitored by MRI to look for changes that could cause problems. Symptoms depend on where the mass is. Vis... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Sciatica : Sciatica is a pattern of pain, weakness, and/or numbness as a symptom of compression or injury to the sciatic nerve or one or more of the lumbar and s... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
The : The electrochemical activity that occurs in the brain during even very bad seizures is measured in microvolts (millionths of a volt), and is not visib... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
The : The primary symptoms of multiple sclerosis are caused by inflammation in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). This inflammation us... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Micardis (telmisartan) : Micardis (telmisartan) and Norvasc (amlodipine) are medications used to reduce blood pressure. It would be unusual for them to cause seizures. Both ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
Huntington's : Huntington's disease is a complicated neurodegenerative disorder that can cause involuntary writhing, dance-like movements of the limbs, other abnorma... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 years experience
You : You should seek medical help from a physician. While it is possible that the symptoms you describe are benign, it is not common for a 23 year old man... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
Neurology 30 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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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
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Krob is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Krob is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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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
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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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