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Dr. Dariush Saghafi

Neurology
Cleveland, OH
34 years experience male

Locations

Louis VA Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

Address

East Blvd, Cleveland, OH, US
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 11am
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Insurances accepted

Aetna

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Great-West Healthcare

Parma Neurology

Parma, OH

About

Bio

I've been a Cleveland, Ohioan since 1968. My father's a practicing surgeon, my mother a retired CCRN nurse. My pre-med degrees are in Mathematics & Secondary Education from John Carroll University which led into medical studies @ The Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara. Not only did I receive EXCELLENT medical school training in GUAD but I became part of a physician's group who built & currently run a 200 bed Hospital in a rural region of Aguascalientes. I completed Internal Medicine & Neurology training @ Case Western Reserve's School of Medicine alongside world leaders in the field allowing me to proudly practice now as a NEUROLOGIST since 1999. I'm Director of the Cleveland VA Medical Center's HEADACHE PROGRAM & air monthly shows of the Ohio Physicians Educational Network on WHK 1420 AM

Specialties
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Neurology

Licenses

United States: Ohio

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
FYI on concussion: I agree with colleagues that @ 2 days out & no Hx of mental status changes that chances of really bad stuff brewing are highly unlikely. Irritabi... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
May be vaccinated: Check with your parents or pediatrician to see if you are on record as having received the VARICELLA vaccine. It was available in 1995 which means yo... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
More the opposite: Actually, the more common effect on cortisol is to see it lowered since the adrenal cortex tends to get shut down in the presence of chronic doses of ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Ask the surgeons?: Have you tried asking the surgeons? You say you did but they threw something from the surgical tray at you...hmmm...typical neurosurgeon....I understa... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
It can: yes, the medication can short-circuit nausea and vomiting due to panic attacks. Better solution might be to reduce the panic attacks themselves eithe... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Missed period?: So did you MISS a period or it's coming up? If you haven't actually missed since you had relations then, you may still be OK. If you've missed an ex... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
You in condition?: If your doctor has cleared you for that type of physical exertion then, "NO" your LFT's being a bit elevated is of no consequence. Thos... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
You mean Brainfood?: My personal favorite is Blueberry. But there are a ton of things you can eat that are known to promote great brain health, green tea, wild salmon, ca... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
You are of age: Did your doctor order the shunt series? Why doesn't your mom WANT to take you for the series? Or are you of the opinion you NEED a shunt series? If ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Don't know for sure: First of all, yes people can get headaches by holding back from either urinating or defecating for long periods of time. If I had to take an educated... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Need examination: I don't believe that simple "trapping of gas" is the most likely cause for your symptoms though being gassy can be uncomfortable, no doubt. I believe... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Highly Unlikely: When used properly for minor muscle/ joint discomforts, local creams such as ASPERCREME won't be absorbed into quantities needed to cause side effects... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Many possibilities: The description of how you feel and some physical attributes can overlap with many states of both hormonal as well as nutritional types of problems. T... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
No relationship: Visual loss as you describe and lumbar puncture 2 weeks would be unrelated events but has been already suggested, the episode should not be ignored an... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes to your symptom of tinnitus. You should see your doctor to get an evaluation and potential he either a hearing test or consultat... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on the cause: The sensation of numbness of numbness and tingling may be 100% healed if the cause if it is one of the reversible causes of neuropathy such as hypothy... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends: In general, MRI is most useful for soft tissues while CT & X-ray are best to image hard tissues such as bone or calcified items of interest. Certa... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Call Health Dept: Many advise checking with your doc which is fine, however, your local Dept. of Health likely has information many doctors don't such as hours/location... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
A few possibilities: What you describe is not UNCOMMON. People can "feel" or "hear" liquid in the head due to anatomical aberrations such as abnormal arterial connections,... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
UTI's common: UTI's in women are no uncommonly seen after sexual encounters. You should go to your doctor for some testing. Included in that testing I would also ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Sinus HA poss BUT---: Though I must say that my colleagues are correct in suggesting your symptoms COULD be due to sinus infection I must point out that people who complain... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Not diagnostic: The only way you'll know if you have an STD or not to by getting to a doctor and getting things cultured and checked out. Tingling in the scrotal reg... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
See doctor: For the most part home remedies such as you suggest do not work for acne or other dermatological conditions. Your best bet is to consult either your f... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Yes, yes, yes, yes ;: Yes. Everything you mentioned are potential side effects of these drugs and more so when if they are combined since we do not know exactly what the f... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
With caution in gals: I don't see that as an unreasonable move if the patient is particularly sensitive from a GI point of view. I would only caution that antiemetics (and... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Get that looked at: Any infection on the skin from a puncture wound by an insect or animal which is becoming red, swollen, and hot to the touch is potentially showing the... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Symptoms are vague: Your description of things is really pretty vague for us to do much with the information except to say that if it persists you should see a doctor for... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Talk to your doc: Barometric changes that occur in the cabin (even though it's "pressurized") of a jet aircraft at altitude can definitely be felt by peo... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
How did this happen: Were the circumstances traumatic causing your current symptoms or did this come on slowly? You should get an examination by a urologist if your sympt... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Naproxen's fine.: No probably to take naproxen along with amoxicillin or propranolol. Just don't OVERDO it. If you are using Naproxen to specifically treat your heada... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Is this recent?: If this is a fairly recent onset phenomenon and your doctor and you have diligently tried best methods of improving sleep hygiene without success and ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
See Neurologist: How about seeing a neurologist? Someone like myself could get an appointment for you within days of calling the office. I believe many large academi... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
May have an ulcer: You may have a mild touch of stomatitis (cold sores, canker sore, mucosal irritation due to viral or even bacterial infection). There are over the co... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Stay calm: By remaining calm you create a barrier to fueling the other person's behavior and make it more likely that a good outcome will ensue. Keep doing what... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Truthfully- well...: After 3 months there is NO improvement? So, what you've affected is the tympanic branch of the facial nerve to the tiny little muscle called the stape... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Better hopefully: I guess the intent of the doctor who prescribed the medication is that you should feel better and so that's our hope and prediction. What you're aski... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Lots of things: Too many to go over in such a brief response forum. Poor sleep hygiene likely accounts for a large part of sleep onset problems whereas medications, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends where u look: Actually, the resolution of a high Tesla magnet scanner (3+) can get down to lesions of about 1 mm in diameter but it also depends on which substance ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Because of that?: Is it painful? Or does it just crack? Every time I get out of bed....my whole body sounds like falling gravel from a wheelchair...but when that's do... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Best call surgeon: Doesn't sound like the fall was serious since you didn't fracture anything or go to the er from your description. You may wish to call your surgeon a... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Need evaluation: The advice is correct for an evaluation of a sore throat that is not responding to conservative measures. Other infectious and non-infectious causes ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Drug test screening?: Are you being drug screen tested for work or other purpose and are you being prescribed Serax for a particular medical condition by your doctor? If s... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Is he demented?: Someone who is paranoid for whatever the reason is difficult to reason with and so, "making" him take medicine would not be the best approach. If he's... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Trazodone notorious: Any of your meds new? Trazodone is notorious for CAUSING severe HA's as side effect. Ultram can cause rebound or medication overuse headaches. See a p... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Is it positional?: When you say "get dizzy...and it only happens when u r laying down" do you mean that the feeling comes on when you are lying down from either a seated... Read More
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Unlikely BUT: Your age would be a huge reason why this SHOULDN'T be the diagnosis but I think if your symptoms have been present for any longer than a few days and ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
No diagnostic tests: I agree with Dr. Schwartz that diagnostic testing using dopplers, MR's, or angiograms is unnecessary based upon what you've said about yourself. If yo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Get examined: Though the 177 you report sounds high two hours after eating its impossible to know the real significance since you didn test yourself in a truly fast... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Good diagnosis first: Have you been diagnosed with tension type headaches or is that your thought based on what others have told you or what you've read? If so, then, 2 mo... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Not indicated: No literature or consensus statement exists to recommend MRI's be done to screen for AVM's in healthy, normal, neurologically intact folks looking to ... Read More
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Dr. Darius Saghafi is caring, compassionate, and knowledgeable. He is an excellent and experienced Neurologist who demonstrates a clinical acumen that spans across medical specialties. His answers are...Read More
Nov 11, 2014
Dr. Saghafi is a great physician and colleague! I learn a great deal from his answers and feedback, and what sets him apart is his ability to make complex concepts tangible to patients and to physicia...Read More
Dr. Ira Katz
Nov 17, 2015
Doctor Darish Saghaf is dedicated to being available and answering questions of all types, not just neurology. He has a vast medical knowledge and it is my pleasure to be able to work with him on the...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thx Dr. It was actually a one-off experience i can assure you won't happen again, esp. after reading horror stories of abscesses, etc. But if there's no pain or increas...Read More
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I've been in China for 8 years with a variety of nagging conditions that I can't seem to shake. Still working at managing them, appreciate your feedback. Interested in some further input if possibl...Read More
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I have a previously scheduled MRI tomorrow @10, rechecking Pituitary, in case you have additional instructions while running test. Look forward to meeting you; Thank you So Much for the care you gav

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Mexico
Graduated 1988MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND
Completed 1999

Awards

American Academy of Neurology Quintessentials Award
Top Doctor, Second Place, Cleveland Region - Summer
2014
Top Neurologist , First Place, National - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Headache Society
International Headache Society
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