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Dr. Grant Linnell

Radiology
Bulington, VT
25 years experience male

Locations

University of Vermont Medical Group

Bulington, VT

Address

111 Colchester Avenue, Bulington, VT, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont

Office

Burlington, VT

About

Bio

I am a Radiologist who specializes in diseases of the head, neck and spine. I have a particular interest in vascular diseases of the brain, including stroke, aneurysm and vascular malformations.

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.

Radiology

Neuroradiology

Doctor Q&A

191 Answers
104 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Eat 1everyday: Bananas are excellent for your health. Many fruits have sugar content which is relatively high when compared to their vegetable counterparts. However,... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Drink water: Taking one metformin pill after having a contrast enhanced cat scan is likely a very low risk. Drink lots of water and stay hydrated to eliminate the ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Not uncommon: If your question really is asking whether or not your baby will be born after 40 weeks, the chance is approximately 30%.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Echo and angiogram: First and foremost, a complete history and physical exam. Likely, an us of the legs to exclude a blood clot as well as blood work to look for a clo... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Commonly, these symptoms are related to inner ear dysfunction which is most often caused by inflammation of the n... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Major vs minor: There is no definition of major vs minor stroke. There is the possibility that you've had another stroke or it may simply be that there is confusion ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Unlikely: Pain produced by pushing on your shoulder that radiates to the head is unlikely to be caused by a brain tumor. Headaches, in general, are common and ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Probably normal: An empty sella refers to the case when, typically on mri, not is made that the sella turcica is filled with cerebrospinal fluid and the pituitary glan... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Hard to understand: It is difficult to understand the connection between a salivary gland infection and a brain mri, unless your doctor wants an MRI to specifically look ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Gestational sac: Typically, only a small fluid filled sac is seen in the endometrial canal at five weeks. It is not typical to visualize any fetal tissue at this time.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Common problem: Headaches are a common problem and often no direct cause isidentified. Many of these patients suffer from migraine. You can often be reassured if you... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Do: Do exercise, walking is best but rest when you need it. Don't smoke or take illicit drugs.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Not normal: Four days after surgery, you should be improving, not getting worse. You should talk with your surgeon urgently.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
IBD: Several types of inflammatory bowel disease also have associated spine problems. Though you've had x-rays, if there is concern for ibd, other tests, s... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Likely, not a TIA: Positional dizziness is not usually related to a stroke or stroke like symptoms. A specialist in ENT would be a good first choice to investigate the ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: It is possible to see signs of inflammation in the mastoid air cells on an MRI of the head. In fact, this is a common finding. This could certainly ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Hard to know: Low back pain is very common and is typically due to muscle strain. Typically rest and over the counter pain medications are a good first step. If t... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Typically no: There are usually no symptoms from an abdominal aortic aneurysm, except a palpable, pulsatile mass in the abdomen. If an aneurysm bleeds, this is a c... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Typically, no: A head ct in straight forward meningitis is usually normal. If there are complications, like abscess or encephalitis, this could be seen.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
MRI diffusion: A diffusion sequence (a set of pictures) from an MRI is the best way to look for neuron injury.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
yes: Kidney stones can cause inflammation which can lead to irritation of other abdominal organs, like the intestine. Intestinal inflammation can lead to ... Read More
A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Typically, yes: Pulmonary edema is a diffuse problem and has a different appearance than pneumonia. Pneumonia is usually more focal and therefore, can often be diffe... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: Plain x-rays are very good at looking for fractures, however, a hairline, nondisplaced fracture could be missed on an x-ray.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
ENT: I would recommend you see and ear, nose and throat specialist. Most causes of tinnitus are benign and resolve spontaneously.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Common problem: Headaches are a common problem and often no direct cause is identified. Many of these patients suffer from migraine. You can often be reassured if yo... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Tough to know: The best way to assure your providers are communicating is to make sure they send copies of their reports to each other. It is best to choose one doc... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Not enough info: If the spots are truly from a bad hair cut, take a shower and wash them off.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Cramps: Though is may feel uterine in origin, it is often difficult to precisely identify the source of abdominal or pelvic pain. In someone 19 years old, th... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: This is not a healthy habit and counseling may help.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Diets: Diets high in fat lead to many common health problems, like heart disease and stroke.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
FAST: Some times, there are no warning signs. An easy way to help remember what a stroke looks like is to remember fast. Face - is there asymmetry to the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Weakness: Weakness and muscle atrophy are the most common symptoms. Thinking and memory are not affected.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
The reverse: Actually, coffee can lead to more dilute urine which can help prevent kidney stones.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Tumor: I'm not familiar with the term "cancer spots". Typically, renal or kidney cancer shows up as a mass that enhances or brightens up after giving contra... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
It depends: It depends on why the lymph node is swollen. Enlargement can be from the body's reaction to infection or inflammation, sometimes an abscess can form ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Define recovery: If your question regards the probability that your mom will be back to herself, the likelihood is low, given what you've written. She may very well l... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Calm: It all depends on the cause of the headache. Most headaches respond well to relaxation, quiet and low light environment. Light massage (accupressure... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: Each mother's response to becoming pregnant is individual. Just as some women are very sick, others have little or no "morning sickness" during pregn... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
ALS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS (lou gehrig's disease) is a central nervous system disease that causes progressive loss of strength and coordinat... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
What is the question: Without knowing more about the pain, it is difficult to make a further recommendation. Though plain x-ray and ct are good tests to look at the bone, ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: A collapsed lung means that the lung cannot do it's job, bringing oxygen into the body and getting rid of carbon dioxide.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
It is a stroke: There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are from a lack of blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are from bleeding into th... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Coccydynia: Sometimes, people are born with a malformed coccyx and this can be a source of chronic pain. It often has to do with a sharp angle between the coccyx... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Probably not: Unless you are hitting your head, the answer is probably no. However, you could certainly injure you neck.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Yes: Depending on what nerves you would like to see, MRI should be able to see nerve impingement.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
no: Orbital ct is tailored to look specifically at the eyes. Sinus ct is tailored to look at the paranasal sinuses.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Likely unrelated: Arachnoid cysts and headaches are both common but not necessarily related. 4 cm is a relatively small cyst and any symptoms from these cysts are usua... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
What type of doctor?: It is true that stress can have many negative effects on the body. Rather than medicines, counseling would be a good first step to help you find ways... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Need more info: Often, the word borderline is used to describe a finding in radiology that is at the upper or lower limits of normal. For more specificity in your ca... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Grant Linnell
Radiology 25 years experience
Time to heal: Likely nothing serious is wrong. If you are able to do normal daily activities, walking for example, without difficulty, you likely just need more ti... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Linnell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Linnell is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Definitely agree! And have been living healthy..my only issue is not being able to find proper psychiatry care, as I was in 1st&2nd trimesters (My Dr. Of 12 yrs reloca...Read More
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do get a numb feeling in the tops of my legs and if you press between 11/12 of my spine my knees buckle ?
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My shoulder started hurting about a week ago and it's along the edge of the blade on the left side it's nonstop pain

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Vermont - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Vermont - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Vermont - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery
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