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Dr. Prem Gupta

neurology
Ferndale, NY
49 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

Tricare

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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Yes: They can last from months to years. If they are due to some offending cause then once the cause is gone the fasciculations also go away
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a neurologist: First speak to your obstretician. If he/she recommends then see a neurologist. Symptoms do not seem serious but still consult your obstretician.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Doubtful: How and why this syndrome came to your Mind? If a doctor has said so then see a nephrologist to confirm this.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Injured nerve: Nerve to the skin of finger has been injured either directly or by the blood that oozed inside the finger. It may or may not heal. Wait for 12 months ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Infl. pelvic joints: Possibly this pain is due to mildly inflamed SI joints or inter vertebral facet joints that become painful on increased intra abdominal pressure e.g b... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Revisit dentist: Infection or some other pathology in the area could be effecting nearby nerve.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Speak to psychiatris: You should speak to your own psychiatrist quickly, who has prescribed you the Prozac (fluoxetine) and you may need to be hospitalized to control your ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Poss pinched nerves: This indicates diseased or pinched nerves in neck or shoulder region. See a neurologist.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Likely vertigo: All your symptoms suggest episodes of vertigo. See an ENT or a neurologist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Possible pulled musc: It is not uncommon for patients to wake up with stiff neck. Probably you slept with head position that stretched your neck or joints of neck. Usually ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
They are experts: Once the pain becomes severe and chronic they have other procedures such as spinal cord stimulators or even intrathecal morphine pumps if all medicati... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Tinnitus: Unless your doctor can hear the noise with stethoscope, your noise is subjective tinnitus and so far there is no successful treatment. If you doctor c... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Normal: Still speak to the doctor who ordered the test.
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a neurologist: Not clear what is the result of MRI. Does Chronic CM mean chronic Migraine or something else. All the symptoms you described can be associated with Mi... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Low fat: Usual restrictions would be Low fat and low cholesterol diet. If you happen to have diabetes then Restrictions of sugar and carbohydrates would apply.... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Good question: The cost of equipment, training of technician, duration of imaging and time of radiologist to interpret 30-50 images all contribute to its cost. Yet t... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Gastroenterologist: You may have severe acidity or GERD. You can try OTC Omeprozol. If no relief see gastro enterologist.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Yes: In many people caffeine helps migraines. It is also an ingradients of several otc and prescription drugs. Many people regularly drink tea or coffee to... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Constant: Since the disease is permanent due to structural and chemical changes in brain, the symptoms will essentially be permanent with minor fluctuations in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Allergy: Itching and associated tingling are signs of allergic reaction. It is however not clear if it is indeed due to contact lens or you have allergic conju... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Incomplete info: Without knowing what your symptoms are it is difficult to say whether you need any fixing. Also it is not clear what you mean by tilted optic nerve.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
NSAIDs: Assuming Naproxen or Ibuprofen like medications are available otc in australia, you could try those. But if you condition needs opiods then it is best... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See ortho or neuro: Symptoms suggest disease in low back or locally in right hip and left ankle. Orthopedician can diagnose or guide further.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a surgeon: If the lump has become symptomatic then see a surgeon for further evaluation.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Partially: Risperidone can cause symptoms and signs of parkinsonism. Muscle pain and stiffness is part of the same symptoms. Cogentin (benztropine) is helpful ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a neurologist: You have symptoms suggestive of diseased or irritated nerves. You may need ncv/emg.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
No: You may have underlying vertigo.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Any place: A large enough tumour can cause increased pressure in skull cavity no matter where it is located. However even relatively small tumors in posterior fo... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Only non cardiac: Skeletal muscle relaxants do not work on cardiac muscle which is autonomic controlled. These are used for muscle pain due to muscle stiffness.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Takes about 3 days: Half life in a healthy person is about 11 hours. It takes 5 half lives for near full elimination. So 2 1/2 days later it is likely to be negative in u... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Not normal: If you are waking up more than once a night it can not be considered normal. It may be that you still feel fresh in AM but it should be investigated w... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Likely unrelated: UTI does not cause tingling in hands. You may have neuropathy or pinched nerve in neck or arms. See a Neurologist.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Unrelated to tap: spinal tap 1 year ago can cause a bruise now. If bruise was not caused by a known injury then it may be an underlying blood disease that needs to be i... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a neurologist: Pain behind eye is a sign of migraines. Medications can control your headaches.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
No emergency: Your symptoms suggest right sciatic pain. This means that for the duration of pregnancy you could take some medications for pain with the permission o... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Vertigo: You are describing symptoms of positional vertigo. I have a feeling that the dosage of Meclizine you are taking is inadequate. You need to take on reg... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Generally yes: If taken in recommended dosage it is generally safe with or without prescription.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Co incident: Bright lights can trigger migraine in migraine sufferer. It is likely that with pupillary dilitation more light went in eyes and triggered your migrai... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Possible blood noise: Have your doctor listen with stethoscope on your right ear and head. If he can listen this noise then it is objective tinnitus and related to heart be... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Probable anxiety: See your PCP or a Psychiatrist. Your symptoms are suggestive of anxiety neurosis. It does not seem anything serious.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Determine cause: if the neurologists have determined the cause of neuropathy, then treat the cause. Most of the time, not much can be done except treating the pain.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
See a GI Dr.: While the values are elevated, it is important to determine the exact cause. Eptoin may not be the cause. It would be best if she a gastroenterologi... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Possibly inflamed: if your hand or wrist hurt on squeezing then there is likelihood of inflammation in the wrist joints. See a rheumatologist. You can also try Motrin o... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Poss. Mild vertigo: Chronic mild vertigo can last for years. All test resuls can be normal. Anxiety diagnosis is given based on normal test results. Try Meclizine OTC 12.... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Yes: Methadone is for prolonged pain control. But break through pain may still come for which probably fast acting Ultram has been prescribed.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Nerve damage: Nerve supply to the section of lip that is numb has been damaged. See a neurologist to find the cause.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Not likely: Unless you have sodium. Potassium or calcium electrolyte abnormality in serum and the onset of twitches also started with specific electrolyte imbalan... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Mental nerve: Mental nerve is branch of mandibular division of trigeminal nerve. Which sullies the chin.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Possi myoclonic jerk: More details needed but myoclonic jerks are possible. See a neurologist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 49 years experience
Possible stress: I am not aware of any anatomical basis of tingling which affects entire body. If you have pain also in whole body, you could have fibromyalgia.
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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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