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Dr. Walter Husar

Neurology
Avenel, NJ
34 years experience male

Locations

VA New Jersey Health Care System

East Orange, NJ

Address

Neurology Service (127), 385 Tremont Avenue, East Orange, NJ
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My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

9733957113

Insurances accepted

Aetna

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Medicare

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MultiPlan, Inc

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UnitedHealthcare

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Neurology Associates of New Jersey, LLC

Avenel, NJ

About

Bio

Graduated from St. Peter's College in Jersey City with a baccalaureate degree in Biology in 1978. He did his graduate work in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers University and received his medical degree from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School(now Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School) in 1988. After residency, he has been on the clinical faculty in the Department of Neurology at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. After completing his residency in1992, he has been on the faculty of the Department of Neurology and Neurosciences of the New Jersey Medical School.

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Cushing's Syndrome: Is caused by production of excessive cortisol by using medications or by a tumor in the pituitary. High stress or emotional trauma cannot cause this.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Really depends: It's relatively safe to take everyday for a short period time, but i would never recommend taking any laxative daily.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Probably not: Kidney stones are diagnosed on ct scan. Can be missed if small. To cause such pain, then are large enough to be seen on imaging.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
CSF Analysis: Analysis of spinal fluid demonstrates increased immune activity in the spinal fluid compared to serum, presence of the breakdown of myelin, presence o... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on the cause: This really depends on the cause of the hypokalemic periodic paralysis. If this is the genetic variant with no hyperthyroid state involved, then avoi... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: It really depends, can be anywhere from 50 to 400 dollars depending on whether you have insurance or not. Best to check with the doctors office for a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Parkinson's: Signs of slowness, stiffness, tremor or gait abnormality should be seen and evaluated by a physician.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Divalproex: is used in the treatment of seizures and mood stabilization in bipolar disorders.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
An example of....: copaxone (glatiramer) contains the four most common amino acids in the breakdown of central nervous system myelin arranged in different sequences. Thi... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really.: There is no safe analgesic in pregnancy. Acetaminophen is the safest. Non steroid medications such as Ibuprofen or Naproxen are extremely unsafe. Any ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Both are benzos: Both Halcion (triazolam) and Ativan belong to the same pharmaceutical family - benzodiazepine. They differ in their half-life, and whether their metab... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Slow taper: If sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) needs to be stopped, depending on the amount and indication for the medication, the most desire able way is to tap... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to a muscle relaxant, i recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before taking a muscle relaxant after drinking alc... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: In order for me to provide you with a meaningful answer, i would need to know what specific medication you were on to see whether this will have any l... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Need more info: In order to give you a more informed answer, i would need more information about what you mean when you say there is an abnormality in the cerebral co... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on cause.: Depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The red spots could be small blood vessels that are visualized by the heart failure or inflamma... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Labyrinthitis: The signs of inner ear problems in addition to vertigo are a sensation of pressure and fullness that can vary. If you have any new symptoms, i would ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Maybe: This could be a migraine, if the pain is dull and throbbing. Best to check with your doctor.
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Not really: There are screening tests and formal neuropsychological testing that will be helpful in the diagnosis. Add is a learning disability that you are born ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
BBB breakdown: To assess whether there is any breakdown of the blood brain barrier in the cord or in the meninges covering the spine.
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
"Ice Pick" Headaches: What are you described are"ice pick" headaches. They are of very short duration, intense headaches that last for seconds to minutes. They are a varia... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuralgia: Most likely, you have neuralgia or inflammation of the posterior auricular nerve.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Neuritis: Neuritis is defined as an inflammation of a peripheral nerve or nerves. There are several causes of inflammation including infection or compression. T... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Need Evaluation: Need evaluation by a doctor soon, can be nothing, related to medication or something more serious. Discuss with your parents today.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Would discuss: With your neurologist who can examine you and assess what exactly caused the vertigo.
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A male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: Development of delirium in a person depends on several factors including age and other illnesses that a person has. Best to discuss with your doctor.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Muscle spasm: The symptoms are arising from they muscles of your neck. Coughing causing rapid flex ion and extension is aggravating this. Discuss with your doctor a... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on : Location within the frontal lobe. Since this is an old injury, there may be no effects. Since it is in the right frontal lobe, language will not be a... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
No: There are no proven ways to enlarge penile length.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Ignore: Look for the best quality of life possible. Live for the present not the future.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Ignore: Eye twitching can be an annoying for several days, if twitching last loner, see your doctor.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes: There are potential neurological side effects - that are extrapyramidal (tremor and rigidity) in nature. The risk is usually increased with high dose... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Myokimia: Depending on the degree of the twitching can be benign muscle fiber twitching or something more serious such as blepharospasm which a sustained muscul... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Migraine Cluster: You are in a midst of a cluster. you are on topiramate for preventative therapy, but you need acute abortive therapy such as oxygen or other therapies... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Nerve irritation: what yout are describing is Nerve irritation. . If it persists, need to discuss this with your primary care physicia or have a referral to see a neur... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Possibly: Your brief description of MRI findings demonstrate degenerative disease which would get slowly worse with time. If the leg weakness is new, i would s... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Footdrop: Footdrop is weakness of the dorsiflexors of the ankle usually the anterior tibial muscle most commonly caused by entrapment of the peroneal nerve at t... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Kidney stone: The stone has moved down the ureters and through the bladder and is in the urethra. The pain is referred to the genitals.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: Depend on how deep the cut is. If it s very deep then the nerve supplying the thumb got damaged. If very superficial, then the swelling has caused tem... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes, you can: By taking overdose of medications, but otherwise, you can't in a normally healthy person.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
No good cream: Is available to treat scars available over-the-counter!
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Maybe: If your papilledema is gone and you save normal pressure, then any visual abnormalities are not due to iih directly, but there may have been some dama... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Ignore: Don't be concerned, there are many effective therapies available now.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Not directly: Anti-depressants will not improve cognition, they aid in stabilizing and improve mood, a major problem in people who suffer strokes.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: To tell you that you just too much or too little of the medicine is the duration of your concentration/focusing. If you have severe anxiety, increase... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Really depends: Really depends it you have an addicted personality or trait or a dependence. If you have issues, then best to drink de-caffeinated coffee. If not, the... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes, they can: I usually prescribe a nerve pain agent and muscle relaxant together. Some caution when they are taken together, you may have increased sedation, so yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Need more info: Too general a question, there are many different classes of medications with unique set of side effects, please rephrase.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Lumbar Radiculopathy: Is the diagnosis you have which is a pinching/compression of a nerve root.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Little difference: Both are developmental in nature, only minor difference in size measured on imaging.
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Testimonials
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Mar 30, 2014
Dr. Husar is an expert neurologist, who understands medicine, and neurology and contributes insightful, pertinent answers to complex questions. He is always providing clear, concise well-rounded info...Read More
Mar 23, 2014
Dr Husar has a vast array of medical knowledge - not just in Neurology but across the board. He is providing an outstanding service to the public via Healthtap. I endorse Dr. Husar !
Mar 30, 2014
I fully recommend Dr. Husar to anyone needing his help as he seems to care deeply about his field of Neurology. Great Physician and Colleague and asset to the community at HealthTap!
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! I have suffered from agoraphobia and panic at tacks for 14 years, for the last 13 years I was only treated by given a high dose of xanax.
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Thx. I do have bilateral tarlov cysts in sacrum, lumbar and thoracic spine. Could they cause it? As long as it doesn't sound like ALS. Laura
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Truly appreciate your response!feel less worried now.Thanks so much!i will be canceling my remaining PT appts. now that I'm aware of risks.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School, NJ
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UMDNJ UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare
Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in Education

Affiliations

Department of Veterans' Affairs
American Academy of Neurology
American Medical Association - AMA
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