Dr. Eric Farbman

Neurology
Las Vegas, NV
28 years experience male

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Las Vegas, NV

Address

1707 W. Charleston Blvd. #220, Las Vegas, NV
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Neurology

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180 Answers
39 Agrees
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Make sure of dx: If your headaches are truly cluster headaches, these can be very disabling and difficult to treat. You should see a headache neurologist, but the tre... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Smallpox infection: Historically the survival rate of smallpox varied, but in most communities there was a fatality rate (chance of death) of about 30-35%. The last nat... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Neurologist + meds: Migraine headaches (ha) are often very treatable. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
The right doctor: I believe it is important to be seen by a movement disorders neurologist for this neurodegenerative disease. This is a very difficult disease to trea... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No cure but treatmen: It is a relentless, progressive degenerative neurological disease. There is no cure for the disease. The symptoms include chorea (dance-like movemen... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Offit and Mnookin: As mentioned in the other answer, paul offit's books are excellent for the parent in understanding vaccines. Another excellent book is _the panic vir... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No supplements: There isn't a lot of evidence for agents other than prescription medicine. We used to recommend coenzyme q10, but more evidence has not shown benefit.... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No link connecting: Not only are there cases of children developing autism who have not received vaccines, there is no shred of evidence to support vaccines as causing au... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
See neurologist: Sometimes the body positioning during surgery can cause a nerve injury. This is similar to when you fall asleep on your arm and wake up, and your han... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Talk to neurologist: A chest tightness feeling is a possible side effect of all triptans (ie. Imitrex). Generally speaking nothing is actually tightening. It is most commo... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Genetic counselor: You should talk with a genetic counselor regarding the specific disease(s) you are worried about. The pros include being able to plan for long-term, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Exercise & medicine: Parkinson disease is caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. When one loses enough of these, the symptoms begin. The treatment in... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Trouble with memory: Alzheimer's disease by definition is a problem with memory as well as another cognitive function such as executive functioning (planning out tasks). ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Depends on symptoms: Deep brain stimulation can be very effective for all tremors. For tremors of the head and neck, one will need to receive neurostimulators on both sid... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Treat it as migraine: Very often people complain of sinus headache, but there really is no such diagnosis. Most of the time when people complain of sinus pain, it is migra... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
ET medications: Intention tremor is usually associated with essential tremor. There are a few medicines that can help with this. The most potent are probably primid... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Anti-seizure meds: The single best way to reduce or even eliminate seizures is to take anti-seizure medicine. There are many different medicines out there, so i cannot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
For you or for baby?: If you are checking on yourself, like with a disease like huntington disease, you should check prior to trying get pregnant if it will make a differen... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Exercise & medicine: Parkinson disease is caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells in the brain. When one loses enough of these, the symptoms begin. The treatment in... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Magnesium, butterbur: If you have frequent, chronic headaches you likely have migraines. Although there are a few supplements with some evidence, you will likely need a pr... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Neurologist + meds: The most common chronic headache is migraine. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraines: The most common cause for frequent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Oftentimes these can cause nausea, light sensitivity, and... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No vaccines for PD: There aren't currently any vaccines for parkinson's disease. There are trials looking at gene therapy to try to reverse some of the symptoms/damage c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Yes but not always: Any medication that affects the central nervous system can definitely affect memory, and in that Lyrica (pregabalin) qualifies. If one was started on... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Clarify term, thanks: Mini seizure is not a clinical term. I'm not certain if you mean complex partial seizures. In these seizures, patients appear to "zone out", where t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Magnesium, butterbur: If you have frequent, chronic headaches you likely have migraines. Although there are a few supplements with some evidence, you will likely need a pr... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Likely migraine: Although you may find it strange to have such bad migraines at such a young age, there are many migraine sufferers who have them younger. In cases lik... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Similar meds: Citalopram and sertraline are both medicines in the anti-depressant class known as ssris (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors). They are similar ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No cure, treatments: Unfortunately there is no cure for parkonson's disease. There are many different medicines available which help the underlying pathology, which is a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Lots, talk to neuro.: Presumably you are taking this for parkinson disease. Many movement disorders neurologists do not prescribe the cr form because of its unreliability.... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
No,it is from a gene: No, it means that the cause of the disease is from a gene. Sometimes, however, there are spontaneous mutations in the gene. Certain conditions, such a... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Magnesium, butterbur: It is likely that you have migraines. You would benefit from being on a preventative as well as an acute medicine. There are a couple of "natural" r... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
? restless legs: If I am reading your question correctly, when you are lying down, your legs feel strange and keep you from getting you comfortable, yet when you start... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably not: Botox is not great for spasms. It is good for sustained movement such as dystonia, where there is twisting of muscles or spasticity, where there is i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Physiatrist first: In many but not all areas there are physiatrists--rehab physicians--who specialize in tbi. In other areas it might be a neurologist. You might also ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraine: The most common cause of recurrent headache in an otherwise healthy individual is migraine. Although people blame other things such as eye strain, it... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Never: Unfortunately many people go to a chiropractor and then are told they need to return for many, many visits. This is nothing more than practice buildi... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Unusual side effects: Those would be unusual side effects to citalopram. If they started with the medicine, then they probably are related, but if you have been on the med... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Probably migraine: Frequently brain freeze occurs in migraine patients, and sometimes the migraines themselves give this feeling. If you have been getting headaches for ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Headache tx helps!: You will need to see a neurologist for this, but the most common cause of headaches is migraine. Once someone is having chronic migraines, there can ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Dementia is 1 kind: Most of the time when people say dementia, they mean alzheimer's. There are other less common forms of dementia. There is one that can happen from s... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Neurologist + meds: Migraines can be genetic. If you have ha at least 3 days/week, you first need to get on a preventative agent. This will reduce the frequency & intensi... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Chronic migraine: It sounds as though she has migraines. This is the most common cause of chronic headache with a normal exam. Often noise and lights aggravate it so pe... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Maybe but see psych.: Possibly, but it is potentially dangerous to try to self-diagnose a psychiatric disorder. Given your young age, i would see a psychiatrist to try to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Possibly: Your question is a difficult one to answer. Certainly patients with known epilepsy could have a normal eeg. A positive eeg does not mean you will have... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Very variable: If the individual does not have diabetes, i would expect the sugar to be normal (i.e. 80). If the blood test were taken a minute after eating a desse... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Farbman
Neurology 28 years experience
Best drug? Debatable: There are currently 3 oral agents approved, 4 injectible agents, and 1 infusion (tysabri (natalizumab)) approved for relapsing-remitting multiple scle... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Apr 3, 2013
Great doctor! He saw my father for Parkinson disease. Very understanding, very knowledgable!
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Farbman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Farbman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks for the reply, I've only ever had one migrane, it's just headaches everyday some days worse than others. I exercise and sleep a lot
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! thank you very much I will go see my doctor I appreciate your answer and your quick response thank you again
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Thanks for your quick reply! Although my wife is taking this,it is evident that she continues to decline. Without it will the decline hasten?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UMDNJ--New Jersey Medical School
Graduated 1999MD

Medical/Graduate school

Tufts University--MS degree
Graduated 1995MD

Residency

University of PIttsburgh Medical Center

Residency

University of PIttsburgh Medical Center

Awards

Top Doctors in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Life Magazine
Top Doctors, Desert Companion Magazine
Top Doctors, US News and World Report

Affiliations

Movement Disorder Society
American Academy of Neurology
University of Nevada School of Medicine

Publications

Dementia with Lewy Bodies
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