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Dr. Robert Goodman

Neurosurgery
New York, NY
39 years experience male

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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Goodman
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Epilepsy changes: Unfortunately, it is not unusual for a seizure disorder (epilepsy) to change with time/age. We do not understand why this occurs, but it is often observed that as patients age, seizures may become more difficult to control with medication. Hopefully, with adjustment of your medication, your neurologist will find a regimen that will provide complete seizure control. This may take some time.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Goodman
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
PD neurologist: A good neurologist is the best place to start. A general neurologist is often fine, but consultation with a neurologist who specializes in the treatment of parkinson disease may be very helpful. Sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) (l-dopa is the active agent) is typically the best medication and typically provides excellent relief. For some patients, sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) ultimately loses effectiveness and dbs therapy may help.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Goodman
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Brain stimulator??: If your hand shaking is from essential tremor (an inherited disorder that would be present in one of your parents) and the tremor interferes with your performance of important activities (such as drinking from a cup, eating in public, writing, putting on make-up, using a computer, etc), then a deep brain stimulator (dbs) could be extremely beneficial. Consultation w the right doc could tell you.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goodman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Goodman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, MD
Graduated 1982MD
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