Dr. Alon Seifan

Neurology
Oakland Park, FL
15 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

Thursday: 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
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Neurology

Psychiatry

Licenses

United States: Florida, New York

Languages spoken

Hebrew

Doctor Q&A

262 Answers
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
A few things: Exercise every day, preferably early afternoon. Wake up at the same time every day no matter what. Get lots of natural light during the day. Avoid ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Prob not: Dizziness upon standing is usually not related to sleeping on the neck wrong. It is called orthostatic hypotension and it is very common and usually ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Thyroid: Thinning hair and intolerance to cold are two signs of hypothyroidism. Numbness in the leg, and rashes, are not commonly associated with thyroid diso... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Somewhat: Ventricular hypertrophy can be stabilized with medications such as beta blockers and angiotensin receptor blockers or ace inhibitors. Your blood pres... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: Generally Gabapentin is a short-acting medication, so the morning dose won't help very much with evening symptoms. If you forgot to take it in the mo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: Clumsiness and dizziness can be caused by inner ear and also cerebellar problems. Add focusing problems and any number of problems causing encephalop... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Find out why: First, you should be sure that what you think is "oversleep" isn't actually just normal levels of sleep. At 18 years old, the body and brain needs lo... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
No such thing: Tterr is no brain part that is called the apergia in english.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Antacids: The most common causes of cough in adult include esophageal reflux and asthma/allergies. You can start by trying an antacid. If that works, then ref... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Rest and recover: Magnesium, potassium, b vitamins and gatorade or water are good for hangovers.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
See a doc: That's a very strange symptom and it should be evaluated. I would start with an eye doctor.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Whenever: to my knowledge those teo medications wont interact so you dont have to wait. also if you are needing triptans for headache then you may benefit from... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Very very low: Brain tumors are not very heritable. Hemangiomas are not really brain tumors but actually tumors of the brain blood vessels and to my knowledge are n... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Get attention if new: In general if you have a new type of symptom that you've never had before such as the symptoms in the toes or the vibration sensation then it's import... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: both lexapro (escitalopram) and amitriptyline act by increasing neurotransmitter (serotonin) levels. both can be effective for anxiety and depressio... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: Upper GI series will show dysphagia but it wont necessarily show the cause. In sjogrens disease the cause of dysphagia can be due to dry throat, but ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: Alcohol is usually metabolized at the rate of one drink per hour. By midnight you should be fine. However, treating insomnia with sleeping pills sho... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
No: It just means the reason your test was ordered was because you had encephalopathy, which is confusion.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Panic attack: Tingling all over the body, from head to toe, is very rare. Sometimes, hyperventilation that occurs during an anxiety attack can cause a sensation of... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Many: Gabapentin, lyrica, (pregabalin) keppra, topamax, zonisamide and Oxcarbazepine are other drugs to consider. They all work for partial seizures. Also... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Depends: First of all you did a good thing by stopping xanax (alprazolam). Drugs like this shouldn't be taken on a regular basis except in certain circumstanc... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Diagnose h pylori: H. Pylori is a bacteria that colonizes some people's stomach and often leads to gastroesophageal reflux disease. Fatigue and dizziness can be caused ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Meningitis: Stiff neck can be due to meningitis. You should be evaluated by a doctor.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Meninges: The meninges are a covering made of connective tissue that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Bacterial meningitis is an infection confined to the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Eat less and do more: Citalopram is not known for weight gain being a common side effect. It is possible that you were eating less before and now that your condition is bei... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Carpel tunnel: This is a common cause of numbness in the thumb. If it is just the medial aspect, this is more suspicious of medial nerve involvement (which is commo... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Other med: An additional med related to the condition for which you had surgery may be the culprit. Liver function changes also should be considered.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Mononeuropathy: It sounds like a small nerve is acting up. Sometimes this can happen due to injury (which i assume you didn't have) and sometimes due to medical cond... Read More
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A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Depends: Psychosis can be caused by many things. Tfor example, depression can cause psychosis, dementia can do it, and other psychiatric conditions. Treatmen... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
One belongs to other: Seizure is a symptom of epilepsy. Anyone can have a seizure due to a number of causes. When someone continues to have seizures, it is called epileps... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Ct scan: I am not sure that the ear lump is related, but any time new headaches emerge or new types of headaches emerge in someone, they should be evaluated. H... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: When Ritalin (methylphenidate) is prescribed correctly, meaning to somebody who actually has adhd, it can help to induce calmness. In people who dont... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Get checked out: A lump on your sternocleidomastoid could be a lymph node. In that case, you might have an infection or inflammation. There are many causes of stiff ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Not the best idea: In general, one should not resume vigorous contact sports after concussion until symptom free and checked out by a doctor. Even if cleared, i would r... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Sinusitis: Could be sinusitis, especially if your head pain is worse when bending over. Sinusitis is often co occurrent with a sore throat.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Wrong med: Topamax (topiramate) is not e first choice for trigeminal neuralgia. Carbamazepine or Oxcarbazepine are more likely to work.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Mri: Ou may need an MRI of your cervical spine. You should go get seen by a doctor for an exam and medical history interview.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: Seizures can be brought on by electrical activity in the brain but also by stress. When seizures are brought on by stress, they are called psychogeni... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Vitamin d: In a young person with epilepsy, it makes sense to take vitamin d to be sure that e meds that will be required throughout life don't cause vitamin d d... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
See a neurologist: The ring finger and thumb are supplied by different nerves. Pain and burning in more than one nerve could be a sign of neuropathy or radiculopathy. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Trigeminal neuralgia: In headache disorders, the type of pain and specific characteristics of the headache are the most important features for diagnosis. Head hurting, but... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Exercise: At your age, it is unlikely that any medical condition is contributing to your cognitive symptoms if you are otherwise healthy. Exercise is the singl... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Normal: Ast means liver and muscle enzymes are normal. Hgb 13 means there is normal amount of hemoglobin.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Safely addictive: Xanax (alprazolam) is safe if one does not use heavy machinery or drive while on it. It doesnt interact with too many meds. However, if used chronic... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Many: Lack of hunger and insomnia can be caused by lots of conditions. One autoimmune disorder that is rare, called morvan syndrome, is specifically associ... Read More
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A 66-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Yes: There is no known serious antihistamine withdrawal syndrome.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Ask your doc: You should not change your medication dose without speaking with your doctor. 12.5mg is not a very high dose, and there is probably room for increasi... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
They pass out: Generally, if a person isnt getting enough oxygen to the brain, he or she will pass out. This is the body's way of protecting the brain by increasing... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
No: Clonazepam does not lower blood sugar.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Seifan
Neurology 15 years experience
Not usually: Your mom is suffering from early-onset dementia, which is defined as onset before age 60. In those cases, it is very important to be sure she has a v... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Seifan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Seifan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Apr 22, 2013
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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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