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Dr. Patricio Espinosa

Neurology
Hammond, LA
20 years experience male

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Bio

Dr. Espinosa founded ECommunity Research, LLC (ECR) in 2012 with the mission of performing the highest quality research. Dr. Espinosa received his MD from <strong>Universidad Central del Ecuador</strong> in 2000. He was the recipient of a <strong>Fulbright Scholarship</strong> to complete a Masters’ Degree in Public Heath from <strong>Johns Hopkins University</strong> , Baltimore, MD in 2002. In 2003, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Dementia at the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at <strong>University of Kentucky</strong> followed by an internship and residency in Neurology at the <strong>University of Kentucky</strong> where he served as Chief Resident in the Department of Neurology. He completed a Fellowship in Neurophysiology, Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders at the <strong>Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School</strong> , Boston, MA in 2008. Dr. Espinosa has been Board Certified in Neurology by the <strong>American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology</strong> since 2009 and has been conducting clinical trials since 2001 at the <strong>University of Kentucky</strong> , <strong>Brigham and Women’s Hospital</strong> <strong>,</strong> and at <strong> North Oaks Hospital </strong>, LA. Currently he is the Director of the Neurology Division of the Neurociescience Institute at <strong>North Oaks Hospital</strong> in Hammond, LA and founder of ECommunity Research, LLC. Dr. Espinosa regularly authors<strong> scientific publications </strong>for medical journals and presents his research around the world. He serves on scientific editorial and advisory boards and performs peer reviews articles.

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Neurology

Doctor Q&A

19 Answers
5 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Subdural hematoma: This means that hematoma is causing pressure in the surrounding areas of the brain. The air packets may mean that there was a skull fracture and air l... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Brain Hemorrhage : The answers depends on the size and the timing of events. There is no contraindication to the best of my knowledge. However if the hemorrhage is rec... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Formal Evaluation: There are many possibilities, including lower back problems, nerve problems of the leg and vascular problems. You should see a neurologist for a forma... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
No: There is no harm in having 1-2 drinks with dinner. However if etoh is a trigger for headaches/migraine i would avoid it.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Fungal Infection : The short answer is possible. However it depends in the type of fungi and if the infection caused brain damage.
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Neuropathy: It could be a sign of neuropathy. There are many other causes of neuropathy other than diabetes. I would recommend you see a neurologist for appropria... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Usually not: Asa 81 is a small dose, however different people have different reaction to meds. Share this info wit the md that recommended this medication for you.
A female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
VP shunt: You need to see you neurosurgeon asap to make sure that the shunts are working or go to the er for an evaluation, .
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Vertigo: The sensation of lightheadedness is not very specific, but vertigo (bppv) could be one of the causes. I would recommend see your local neurologist t... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
EEG: A continuous eeg that shows epileptiform discharges aids in the diagnosis of epilepsy. I am not sure about the context if the term central epilepsy bu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Unknown: It is unknown however the risk of unplanned pregnancy is high. I would recommend you to use an additional barrier birth control or to look for another... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Expiration date : Few days after the expiration date is ok for most medications. Do not take this medication anymore and get a new rx from you md.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Unknown: There is no data to best of my knowledge about rates of pregnancy, however because topiramate (topamax) decreases the effectiveness of birth control p... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
EEG: An eeg is an aid in the clinical diagnosis of seizures/spells, the significance of the eeg findings have to be in the context of the patient history. ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Seizures: I agree with previous answers you need to see a pediatric neurologist asap.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
MRI: The best test to assess the brain, spinal cord and nerve roots is MRI imaging.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Seizures : No, there is no relation between epilepsy and the location where patient lives.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Back Pain: Usually not, but different people have different reactions to pain. Most of the time, the typical back pain is characterized by pain in the lower back... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricio Espinosa
Neurology 20 years experience
Neck pain: In terms of the neurological complaints: any patient who has recent onset of weakness and neck pain needs to have an neurological exam and imaging to... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Central University of Ecuador School of Medicine, Ecuador
Graduated 2000MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL

Awards

Fulbright Scholar

Affiliations

E-Community Research
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