Dr. Prem Gupta

neurology
Ferndale, NY
50 years experience male

Locations

Prem P Gupta MD

Ferndale, NY

Address

39 Old Monticello Rd., Ferndale, NY
Directions

Fax

8452924561

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey

Medicare

MVP Healthcare

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WellCare Health Plans

State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

About

Bio

Finished Neurology residency from St Vincent Hospital in NYC and eletrodignosis from UMDNJ. Practicing general neurology in Ferndale NY for 31 years.

Specialties
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neurology

Languages spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi

Doctor Q&A

829 Answers
234 Agrees
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See an ENT: Treatment may have been ineffective and may need surgical intervention. If the hearing is so low in the ear it needs quick treatment or it become perm... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
No: Headaches and blocked ears are unrelated.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Infra orbital nerve: The skin of upper lip is supplied by infra orbital nerve which is branch of maxillary branch of trigeminal nerve. The nerve may be pinched somewhere i... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Diaphragmatic contra: Sudden contractions of diaphragm muscle which divides thoracic cavity from abd. Cavity cause hiccups. Only non stop hiccups for hours need any treatme... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
usually they don't.: Over the many years the water content of discs decreases and they can "shrink" in size. However the co-relation of bulging and pain is poor. Many peop... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
No: High sodium levels in blood may indicate dehydration but do not cause tingling anywhere.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Pain manage speciali: Doctors from many specialties including primary care can become pain management specialist. More often they are anesthesiologists.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Possible arthritis: See a neurologist or an orthopedic surgeon. It sounds like osteoarthritis in low back that is why it flares up from time to time.
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See pain management: Since your pain is chronic and non pharmacological treatment has failed; you will need medications for pain control.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Yes: Its ingradients are anti inflammatories which do relieve headaches.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Prob. OA in neck: Usually no cure. Try heat and massage and alleve od advil (ibuprofen). If no relief see your pcp.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Any food you like: You may eat any food of you liking as long as total caloric intake is less than your daily requirement. See a nutritionist to find out your daily calo... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
No blockage: It is difficult to explain your symptoms. However there is possibility of you having arthritis in neck causing pinching of nerves on right side. See a... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Not directly: A possible explanation is that during menstruation inflammation is a common occurrence. If this inflammation occurs in facet joints in low back or sac... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Yes: Assuming Wenden means liking for drugs, nerve block, epidural steroids, spinal cord stimulator and intra thecal fentenyl pump are options to consider
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Possible migraine: Vertebro basilar migraine could cause similar symptoms. Treatment would be same as any other migraine. See a neurologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Why need a change: Unless Topamax (topiramate) is causing intolerable side effects or is ineffective there is no reason to consider change. There are several other medic... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
No: It indicates that you have underlying inner ear pathology. It is probably inner ear movements during chewing that cause dizziness. Most likely same di... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: If all the symptoms in left arm and legs started the same day then it could be serious i.E possible cervical cord compression along with pinched nerve... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Wait for 6-8 weeks: If no relief after 8 weeks and herniated disc is also on left side and co-relates well with the symptoms then you should consider surgery. Usually su... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Doubtful relation: Your question seems to be based on 1 study from arizona based on survey of people with night time heartburn. However in this study there were so many ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
No: Hearing " heart beat" in the ears is not a sign of pd or lupus. See your pcp to see he can also hear the pounding or heart beat in your ear.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Not emergency: It does not seem emergency since 24 hours have passed and you are completely alert. However do see you primary doctor. All the symptoms are likely to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Agree with MD: It is unlikely that 1 or 2 week treatment with microbid could cause symptoms. B 12 deficiency itself could cause neuropathy and tingling.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: More info is needed. Did you have spinal tap recently? Do you have very long standing history of headaches or 1st. time stared recently. Neuro examina... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Practically no risk : Practically no risk if the CT scan is being done without contrast. With contrast you could have allergic reaction if you are known to have allergy to ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Likely migraine.: Arteries and veins do not hurt intermittently. Pulsating feeling of migraine headache is perceived as artery or vein hurting.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: Most likely it is a fleeting symptom. However if it has lasted more than 2 weeks see a neurologist.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: neurologist can make proper diagnosis and then provide treatment.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Likely beneficial: No medication is without any side effect but if your doctor prescribes it try it. Benefits are likely to outweigh risks.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Nerve pain: You have developed neuropathic pain also called neuralgia. see a neurologist who can prescribe appropriate medications.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: Speak to your psychiatrist. You may need added anxiolytic medications
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: More likely you have migraines. Tumors only uncommonly cause headaches. A ct scan head can allay your fears. Your neurologist will make proper diagnos... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See your PCP: If indeed Blood sugar is very low around 30 then this is likely cause of episodes but needs further investigation.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Vertigo: Even though you do not feel sensation of head or environment movement , it is still a manifestation of vertigo. Get treatment for vertigo.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Ask your doctor: There is a reason that your PCP or psychiatrist prescribed it. Until that reason is gone you need to continue this
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Medications: Pain occurs due to some degree of inflammation during menstruation. You already take ibuprofen, make sure it's in adequate dosage. If that does not ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Likely arthritis: You may have developed arthritis in neck possibly after some old neck injury. It is flaring up with certain body positions. You may avoid such positio... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: Just because bulging discs were found does not mean that disc is the cause of your symptoms. More than likely it is unrelated. This is a common findin... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Usually asymptomatic: See a neurologist to establish if your symptoms ( undescribed by you) are related to "CYST IN BASAL GANGLION"
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Possible pinch nerve: It is not clear whether you mean chest wall or some part of right arm. In either case it seems disease of nerves coming out of neck in case of arm tin... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: Physical dependence and addiction have different definitions. While long term use of opiods will likely cause physical dependence in most patients but... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Sometimes surgery: If neurological symptoms are present and progressive in spite of conservative treatment, then surgical treatment could help.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
See a neurologist: A possibility of brain or spinal cord problem needs to be ruled out.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Vertigo: If drug side effect is excluded, far more common cause of feeling of one or more of lightheadedness, spinning, tilting, falling, losing balance is ver... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Acute or chronic: If the symptoms have been of few days duration and progressive without relief then see a neurologist quickly. If symptoms have been intermittent for m... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Continuous?off & on: If it is one time event and without any weakness compared to right side and none since then it is not serious. If recurrent or persistent, it may be d... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Not likely: Shingles is associated with intense pain and subsequent fluid filled rashes with in a few days in a nerve root distribution and it will clarify itself... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Possib pinched nerve: Pinching of nerves in the neck is most common cause of pain, numbness and tingling in one arm and fingers.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 50 years experience
Likely arthritis : Facet joint arthritis in thoracic vertebrae is likely cause if all imaging studies are seemingly normal.
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Testimonials
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Sep 12, 2013
Great answers. Thank you
Sep 13, 2013
A caring physician.
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Jan 15, 2015
Dr. Gupta is an amazing doctor who has recommended treatments which i believe would be amazingly beneficial to my health. They have been denied by my doctor however, Dr. Gupta is a knowledge, well wri...Read More
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Thank you for your insight, doctor. Regarding theophylline, I also read about it having both vasodilating and vasoconstricting effects, both increase BP and decrease it (rarely). What is the truth?
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thank you so very much, Dr. Gupta. I will be making an appointment to get my back examined. This was very helpful. Have a beautiful day.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I would like to discuss more about mri machines as a part of my dissertation with you. I will be very grateful if you agree to do so.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Maharshi Dayanand University P.T. Blagwat Dayal Sharma Medical College, India
Graduated 1973MD

Residency

St. Vincent Hospital NY NY
Completed 1978

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Albany Region, NY - Summer
2013
Thought Leader, Second Place, Albany Region, NY - Summer
2013
Top Neurologist , Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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