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Dr. Thea Cross

Neurology
Maryville, TN
25 years experience female

Locations

Blount Neurology, LLC

Address

1131 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy.
Directions

About

Bio

I am a Board Certified Neurologist treating patients ages 18 and older. I see general neurology complaints.

Specialties
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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thea Cross
25 years experience
Depends: Isolated atrophy (with no other findings on the scan) in a young person could be a sign of something serious, like a toxic exposure or inflammatory co... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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About 10 days: A steady state level with any change in dosing is obtained after about 10 days, but in terms of how long before you see a desired clinical effect it d... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Adverse effects can unfortunately occur within an hour of a dose, but treatment benefit can take a couple of weeks to gauge.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
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Pressure: You increase pressure transiently when you cough as the veins returning blood very briefly are compressed. Frequent severe coughing can cause headache... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Burning or numbness along the lateral thigh is classic for meralgia paresthetica, but if you do not have a reason for it (protuberant abdomen, lots of... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
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Get checked out: You could have hypothyroidism, cardiac issues. You should see your primary care provider for an assessment.
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A 59-year-old male asked:
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Probably: Nerve compression in the arm at any site can cause pain the entire length of the nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression at the wrist a... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Needs evaluation: I think your symptoms warrant evaluation with a physical exam and nerve conduction study given how long they have been occurring.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
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Stingers: Is it healing from an injury, after surgery? A short answer is that nerves sprout new axons to establish a re connection once injured, and this could ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
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Neuropathy: Burning hands and feet are probably a sign of neuropathy and unrelated to your blood pressure.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Nerve: You could have neuropathy, radiculopathies, or myelopathy. In other words, nerves in your legs or spine could be the source.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Yes, neuropathic pain is serious and s1 radiculopathy can cause muscle weakness.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Not really: Hot tubs, electric blankets and things that increase your body temperature are not a good idea during pregnancy and are associated with a higher incid... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Probably: Treatment of anxiety disorders often requires much higher dosages of ssris than are used for depression. There are fda warnings about specific cardiac... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
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Hard to say: Hard t osay but narcolepsy cna be diagnosed with blood testing and a type of sleep study called mslt.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
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Trigeminal nerve: You could have had injury or irritation to the trigeminal nerve, which supplies sensation to the face.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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3 classic: The classic triad of symptoms include dementia, urinary incontinence, and gait disturbance (apraxia).
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A 45-year-old member asked:
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Multiple causes: Neuropathy causing gastroparesis as well as specific malabsorption issues of key vitamins for nerve health could cause dizziness.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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No: It is from an infection of the gut or gastroenteritis.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
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Similar: Piriformis muscle spasm can cause sciatica.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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More info: The entire right side of your body? M.S, tumors, spinal cord lesions are all possibilities for that, and you should be evaluated.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Cross is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1998MD

Awards

Top Neurologist , Second Place, Tennessee - Summer
2013
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