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Dr. Eric Hastriter

Pediatrics - Neurology
Mesa, AZ
20 years experience

Locations

Banner Children's Specialists

Mesa, AZ

Address

143 south Dobson road, Suite 403, Mesa, AZ
Directions

Practice website

Fax

480-412-7500

About

Bio

Pediatric headache is my passion. I love working with kids who are suffering from this common ailment to get them on track with pain freedom and great lives ahead of them. In my free time I enjoy traveling, skiing, eating great food, and enjoying our five awesome kids!

Specialties
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Pediatrics - Neurology

Pediatric Neurology

Licenses

United States: Arizona

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

145 Answers
90 Agrees
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Dizziness: Lots of causes of dizziness including low blood sugar, dehydration, inner ear problems, infections.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Pediatric neurology: Try www.Ucla.Org or www.Chla.Org ranked among the top hospitals in nation for pediatric neurology care. Hope this helps.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Nosebleeds : Kids pick noses and the capillaries in nose are very delicate. If they sneeze the nose can rebleed. If they have increased stress their blood pressur... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Seizures: Seizures can be treated by adult neurologist if above 18 years old. Hope this helps. Try the epilepsy foundation online for resources in your area.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Paraneoplastic : Paraneoplastic neurological disorders can affect the central and peripheral nervous systems. Symptoms may include difficulty with walking/balance, di... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Headaches: Fumes from the paint could cause headaches. Ventilate the room for a couple days and then see if that helps. In the meantime avoid all headache trigge... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Short head pain: Stabbing headaches may be a trigeminal autonomic cephalgias. See your local neurologist for further evaluation as there are secondary causes for short... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Headaches: Probably not tumor related. Headaches come and go depending on if you surpass the pain threshold. Triggers help you get over the threshold so avoid ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Insects: Insects are foreign bodies and when they bite or sting they break your defense (skin) and cause a reaction if you have a normal immune system. Some pe... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Stomach upset : Make sure to take medications with food on stomach. That should limit the heartburn. An antacid like zantac (ranitidine) over the counter also may h... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Sleep: Turn off all electrical devices one hour before sleep. Dark room. Quiet. Melatonin 1 hour before getting tired to beat your pineal glands secretion of... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Fatigue : Several factors could cause fatigue in your age group. Anemia, thyroid disease, anxiety, depression, vitamin deficiencies, viral infections, electrol... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Caffeine : Caffeine is a vasoconstrictor do decreases blood flow to the brain and causes diureses (you to urinate). Dehydration can cause headaches.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histami... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Natural cures : Natural ways to cure headache include magnesium riboflavin butterbur feverfew decrease stress. Change your blood pressure by avoiding caffeine comple... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Headaches: Depending on the features of your headache it may be normal. Tension type headache can last up to 7 days. If you have persistent headache from the st... Read More
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Depression: You need to see a therapist who will work through the stress of your depression and help you follow medication testament as you recovery and get back ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Antacid: Taking any medication can cause dizziness. Avoid foods that cause acid to increase in stomach, also avoid caffeine smoking and stress. Make sure yo... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Charlie horse: Make sure you have enough potassium and are well hydrated. Gatorade or powerade gas the proper mix of nutrients essential for hydration of muscles. H... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Discharge : Discharge mid cycle may be time to see your gynecologist. A pap smear regularly is important, as well as ensuring you do not have sexually transmitted... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Posterior ear pain: Pain behind the ear could be spread of infection to the mastoid air cells and you should be seen by your doctor who prescribed your current antibiotic... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Pounding headache: If you have diagnoses of migraine, they can last up to 72 hours. If longer please see urgent care. Make sure to hydrate, eat three meals a day, exer... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Anti depressants: Antidepressants have side effects but if the benefits of their use outweigh the side effects then they are worth it. Remember to get to the root of t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Foot tingling: Outer edge of foot tingling/numb could be lower back related. It could also be hydration or circulatory system related, rarely it could be brain relat... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Communication: Communication disorders can be either expressive or receptive or both. If you don't express yourself correctly it may be misunderstood, if you don't r... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Dizziness: Many causes for dizziness. Make sure you are well hydrated and rested as this can improve your symptoms dramatically. No caffeine no alcohol. Do s... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Sugar: Your sugar level is not being managed by your body perhaps. It could be too high or low. See your doctor for further work up of your glucose metabol... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Add : Confusion is absolutely associated with attention defect disorder. No attention will cause confusion. Medicate focus and confusion should improve. F... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Concussion: Post concussive headaches are tough. Naproxen can be helpful. Excercize by doing yoga! de stress, no caffeine, drink water. Sleep regularly. If they ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Temperature: Fever is greater than 101.5. Normal is 98.6. Fluctuations between 99-103 are not normal and could rise or fall quickly in infection. Autonomic nervo... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Left face pain: May be a type of headache either cluster headache with the pain nostril congestion or it could be a migraine as well. Treat with Naproxen and if no b... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Eardrums: Otosclerosis affects the bones behind the tympanic membrane and it doesn't affect the tympanic membrane. But the decrease in function of sclerotic b... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Nausea: Headaches are processes that pass over several areas of the brain. If they pass the nausea centers you will become nauseated. Best prevention is sle... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Cheese: The difference may be in the formulation of the cheese. Cheddar to give its texture and consistency uses lactate which can cause stomach bloating pai... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Fatigue : This sounds like a metabolic condition affecting the energy cycles in the body. You should be evaluated and have labs drawn to make sure your metabol... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Discharge: Penile discharge needs evaluated and treatment can cure infection but sometimes repeat courses of antibiotics need given. See your doctor regarding yo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Anger: Anger raises blood pressure and works your body out. Like exercising one dan experience fatigue after anger outbursts. For your benefit try relaxatio... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Baclofen: Baclofen can cause muscle weakness so you could experience weakening of the pelvic floor muscles as well. Speak with your doctor regarding other trea... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Fibromyalgia: If this is fibromyalgia, great! the treatment is simple. Get out and move using the joints and extremities. A good yoga class will work wonders with... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Headaches : Post traumatic headache can persists months after head trauma but you should see a neurologist, as there are several things that could cause persisten... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Exercise headache : See your doctor if your straining caused headache to ensure secondary causes of headache aren't the reason for your pain. Make sure to hydrate suffi... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Foggy brain: Your too young for fogginess! sleep regularly stop caffeine and alcohol. Start exercising regularly decreasing your stress! practice deep exhaling b... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Back pain: Back pain is the result of gravity, and poor posture due to the lifestyle we all live, hunched over technology. Simple fix hang upside down like a b... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Radiation damage: The past is the past. Antioxidants and healthy living are the best recommendations for you. If down the road you get systemic symptoms such as weigh... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Rebound headaches: Anywhere from 2-10 days.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Antidepressant: See your doctor tell them your concerns and they should be able to prescribe you the correct anti-depressant and strength if indicated. Remember that... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Headache : Yes reasons for not having a bowel movement include not eating which can cause a headache, constipation due to not having enough hydration which can c... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Antidepressants: Antidepressant side effects can subside over time. If they are bothersome see your doctor to find a different one which doesn't cause you side effect... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Dystonia: The best way to sleep is in neutral position like a corpse on your back completely aligned. Make sure your shoulders and head are both on the pillow ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 years experience
Best: Best tip to manage high risk pregnancy is not to get pregnant. If you do then decrease all stress!

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Jul 21, 2013
Enjoyed Dr. Hastriter's answers. Nice job!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Hastriter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Hastriter is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I went to the doctor's (in Sweden) and they couldn't do much about it.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Brain tumor (epidermoid cyst pons region) (L) side facial pain.
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thanks. Saw ENT three days ago. looked in ears but saw nothing . Thx

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

Pitt county memorial hospital

Residency

St Joseph

Residency

Mayo clinic

Awards

Top Doctor, Third Place, Phoenix Region, AZ - Summer
2013
Top Child Neurologist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013
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