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Dr. Alon Seifan

Neurology
Oakland Park, FL
14 years experience male

Locations

The Neuro Well

Oakland Park, FL

Address

3469 N Dixie Hwy, Oakland Park, FL, United States
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My office hours

Wednesday: 10am - 4:00pm
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About

Bio

I am a neurologist with fellowship training in behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. I diagnose and treat a wide variety of psychiatric and neurologic conditions including ADHD, bipolar, depression, anxiety, migraines, Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson's Disease, and other conditions that cause memory or thinking changes, such as concussion. In my free time, I enjoy collecting raw honeys from all over the world; it never spoils!

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.

Neurology

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

262 Answers
1 Agree
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
See a doc: usually facial palsy gets better. in many cases though it doesnt conpletely recover. first she should see a doc to be sure it is just facial palsy. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Heart: These are words used to describe the motion of the heart when it is looked at under ultrasound. Global hypokinesia means the entire heart is not movi... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
C spine or thalamus: Make sure the MRI was of your brain as well as your neck. Lesions in the thalamus can cause unilateral pain and numbness, and lesions in the cervical... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Pyelonephritis: Sounds like the test may have missed an infection. Te symptoms you are describing sound like a kidney infection. You should get re tested and prob a... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes: It depends on what type of seizures you usually have, but theoretically if you are extremely exhausted suddenly, when before you werent, and you are o... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
No: Tmj would likely cause pain beneath the ear not above it. Shouldnt cause dizziness either.If it is pulsatile, lasting hours, usually one sided, assoc... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
A least two weeks: Two weeks is the minimum and actually you may not see effects for up to six weeks from medications such as paxil (paroxetine).
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Migraine or seizure: When tingling travels, it can be migraine aura or a simple partial seizure. If it travels over seconds, it can be seizure. This is called jacksonian... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
No: Muscle twitching is not a sign of leukemia. Twitching can happen for many reasons, including drinking too much coffee or not sleeping enough.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Unclear: Neither wellbutrin (bupropion) nor Lexapro are particularly notorious for causing weight gain. Taking wellbutrin (bupropion) with Lexapro is not a co... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes: A ct scan will show brain tumors if they are large enough, have calcium or blood in them, or are causing swelling. On some occasions, contrast is nec... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Go to hospital: Bruising is a sign of blood clotting problems which can occur during severe infection. Headache with tingling and neck pain is worrisome for meningit... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Polypharmacy: Four psychotropic medications are quite a lot. In some cases, this many meds are required but in general it is best to try and achieve the same resul... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Stop tramadol: Anxiety is not a common side effect of tramadol, but if you are convinced it is the cause then you might consider switching to a different medicine. ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Migraine: It is reassuring that ct scan showed no changes. I am sorry to hear your sisters symptoms have returned. Usually, pulsating headaches that recur, ei... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Not ideal: Xanax (alprazolam) is relatively short acting. You should try not to mix it at all with alcohol but seven hours should be sufficient to lower your le... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Not connected: Hemangiomas and multiple sclerosis lesions can be difficult to differentiate on mri. Brain lesions of the demyelinating type are usually caused by mu... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Seizure: He should be evaluated. It sounds like he had a seizure, which caused headache and then post ictal somnolence.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Possibly: Methotrexate, when given intravenously or in high doses, can irritate nerve cells in the peripheral and central nervous systems. There is not much da... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
No: Fish oil does not interact with any medicines I am aware of.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes: Epilepsy medications can cause tremor. Typically, medication induced tremor is on both sides, low in amplitude and high in frequency. It is present ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Bladder infection: You may have a urinary tract infection. These are common and often present with burning in the urine. You probably need a urinalysis and antibiotics... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Diaphragm: The phrenic nerve is the nerve that inner ages the diaphragm. It emanates from the cervical spine.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Prevention: The best way to treat severe migraines is by preventing them. A few categories of medicines can be useful if taken every day. Choice depends on pers... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Not allergic: There are no known allergies to marijuana, but it is not good to use it during adolescence (up to age 23) because it can change the brain during that ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Check it out: If your skull is changing in a focused area, then it could potentially be related to the cause of your other symptoms. Numbness in the front of the h... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Seizure or c spine: Seizures can sometimes present with just headaches and twitching or sensory symptoms. Cervical spine irritation can cause tingling in the arms and le... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Hospital: Sleeping wrong shouldnt cause all these symptoms. Be sure they check your cervical spine.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Excitable brain cell: Anything that causes brain cells to be irritated or overexcitable can cause a seizure. Genetic causes of epilepsy that lead to an abnormality in exci... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Formication: A sensation of crawling on or under the skin is called formication. There are many possible causes for formication so i would recommend to start by v... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
What's your question: Tea with raw honey is a thousand times better for you. Your headaches are probably from caffeine withdrawal. Raw honey is sugar that is good for you... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Not a pseudoseizure: Generally, pseudoseisures do not usually occur during sleep. A seizure can cause foaming and blood in the mouth due to biting of the tongue or cheeks... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Turmeric: Curcurmin, or turmeric, can be effective in treating symptoms in inflammatory bowel diseases. It is thought to work through antiinflammatory mechanis... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Miswiring: Complex partial seizures involve alterations of consciousness without generalization of motor symptoms to involve the whole body. Any structural irri... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Seizure or fever: Seizure, fever, and low blood sugar can cause the whole body to shake. For seizure, if you retain consciousness while the body shakes, it likely is n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Shingles: One cause of itchiness or pain with numbness around the trunk is herepes zoster, or shingles. The sensations can occur before the onset of the classi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Physical therapy: Usage of motor systems through physical therapy and exercise is the best known way to recover nerve function. Keep up the patience and hard work. Ner... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Stimulants: Thus far, the combination of cognitive behavior therapy and pharmacotherapy has elicited the best results for treating Cocaine dependence. The use of... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Migraine: You may have migraine disorder, which causes frequent, recurrent headaches, and often worsens over time. There are many reasons for worsening over ti... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Depends: Some ataxias are genetic and incurable but some, for example ataxia caused by vitamin e deficiency, might be improved with supplementation. Whether o... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Yes: Alcohol is metabolized in the liver and topamax (topiramate) in the liver and kidneys. Drinking in moderation is generally safe.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
No: Actually, tobacco use has been associated with increased risk for alzheimer's disease. Tobacco smoking causes heart disease, which is a possible risk... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
No: Tramadol is generally not considered harmful over the long term. However, if you become resistant to it, there are other options for restless legs sy... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Sometimes: Concussion is associated with long term symptoms in some people but not all people. These can include headaches, dizziness, mood and cognitive diffic... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Check fever: Sounds like your body temp is going up (shivering) and then going down (feeling hot). Check your temperature, you possibly have a fever.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Many options : There are many options to treat migraine. Preventive medicines are used when migraines occur frequently enough to cause disruption in general functio... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Not that we know of: There are no known connections between lactose intolerance and anxiety. However, you should make sure that your symptoms are actually due to lactose ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Many things: When back pain shoots into the legs, and is associated with numbness or weakness, it needs to be evaluated. Many people have low back pain but don't ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Liver: Sgpt is a measure of enzymes that come from the liver or muscle and this test can detect whether the liver is being injured or not by drugs such as ph... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 14 years experience
Epilepsy: It just means that you have epilepsy, thhe specific type of which is currently not known or mentioned, and that there is no suggestion that it will be... Read More

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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. An on call Dr. filled my prescription yesterday. I closed my case at mental health and am now going through my primary care provider so this doesn't happen ag...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank You So much! They've Been Treating Me For PD 4Yrs Then Recentely Said I dont Have, Thought Maybe MSA. MS Ruled Out. Gonna Look Up Sp
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I went to hospital, pinched nerve between shoulder blade n spine causing the excruciating pain in arm tingling legs cuz wasn't moving enough

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

University of Miami / Jackson Health System

Awards

National Merit Scholar
Assistant Professor of Neurology Weill Cornell Medicine
Top Doctor, Second Place, Miami, FL - Winter
2013

Affiliations

Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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