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Dr. Eric Weisman

Neurology
Owensboro, KY
37 years experience male

Locations

The Neurobehavioral Institute

Owensboro, KY

Address

2200 E Parrish Ave, Owensboro, KY, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 10am - 6:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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The Neurobehavioral Institute

Hartford, KY

About

Bio

Director and Founder of The Neurobehavioral Institute. He is an award winning physician and Clinical Professor of Neurology who is Board Certified in Neurology, Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry. Dr Weisman grew up in Peabody Massachusetts. He studied Art, Music and Science at St Johns Prep School. He attended Bard College in New York as the Walter lewit Scholar and completed his senior thesis in Neuroplasticity before attending Graduate School in Neuroscience at Harvard University. While in college he performed in several jazz and fusion bands as a drummer and keyboard artist. He also was an Archeology Research Artist at The Harvard Semetic Museum and worked in a clinical reseach Lab at Mass General Hospital's Eye and Ear Infirmary. Family life and his practice keeps him happy.

Specialties
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Neurology

ADHD & Autism

Psychiatry - Geriatric

Licenses

United States: Kentucky, Pennsylvania

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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Tremor of hands: Which occurs after 20 minutes of dancing is not that uncommon. I suggest you do special types of exercise between dancing events to prevent fatigue in... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Tegretol: induces its own metabolism by increasing the 2DP P450 liver enzyme system. This may lead to an increase in the metabolism of other agents like Ativan ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Cramping in calves: Sorry you are having this problem. Hard to localize issue without a thorough exam /assessment. Your doctor (usually a neurologist or physiatrist) will... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Shaky hands: might be a problem for a podiatrist. Have you tried to get the tremor fixed? (You might consult with a neurologist) Hyperthyroidism, can cause a fine... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Discuss this with: your psychiatrist. Make sure you are being monitored for side effects (precipitation of mania if you are bipolar, serotonergic syndrome, and seizures)... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
It depends: Non stroidal antiinfammatory medications tend to upest the stomach with repeated use, even thoughs designed to avoid this problem. Narcotics can cause... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Dizzy with headache: Lasting 4 days. I suggest you scan the head and makes sure you don't have a problem. At least run this by a neurologist. The acute onset of a headache... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Prozac (fluoxetine) use: Should be undertaken for management of a specific well defined condition ( major depression ) or as an adjunct to bipolar disorder. Intermittent use ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
EMG-NCS: can overlook nerve damage in several ways. First, the condition may not be involving the particular nerves studied. (wrong nerves tested). secondly, a... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Thyroid : Medication discontinuation should result in euthyroid status within a few days. Recheck levels if still symptomatic. Recall issues with thyroid began ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Intercostal neuritis: can be caused by pregnancy, thoracic surgery, chest wall trauma, tumors, infection (Varicella zoster / shingles) or inflammatory processes. It can be ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
SAM-e: Can cause serotoneric syndrome if taken with Demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) Talwin, dextromethorphan (Robitussin), Ultram, Triptans or other anti... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Narrowing of the: field of exposure with radiation treatment is done to minimize the risk of side effects of treatment. Yes there is increased risk of thyroid tumors, o... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
You must have hit: your head pretty hard Jonathan if it still hurts. Brain bleeding is unlikely (as is pregnancy which you list next to your gender (male). Sometimes pe... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Antipsychotic: withdrawal is hardly ever brought up when new agents hit the market, but one sees it with all the atypicals. Some. lets say, are worse than others but... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Its OK: I'm not sure why you would be using the MMSE. I would think you would want to use something a bit more sophisticated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
SMA: Prognosis depends on genetics and concomitant illness. Research is underway to find a cure. Wish I could say more but I can't without knowing more abo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
YES AND NO: The most common pituitary tumors tend to be benign but can affect hormones and sometimes need to be removed if they get too big. It may be time to hav... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
One possibility: is focal seizures. Get an EEG !. Focal seizures can involve a small patch of the cerebral cortex. Typically focal seizures last 5-6 minutes. Depending... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Six months: for grieving. This is a general rule of thumb. Some situations are harder to deal with than others (loss of a child for instance) If one is depressed... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
MS: can manifest with any or all of the symptoms and conditions you mentioned except for perhaps "random" hearing loss. The deficits associated with MS te... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
NCV: MRI tells you about status of things after tendon repair (bleeding, swelling etc) . It is not sensitive for nerve injury unless there is something obv... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Not sure: of what relevance a CT of the head would have. If you have tremors all over I would want to know what an EEG (brain wave test) shows. I would also li... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
There are multiple: options for tendon transfer. You need to have 90 degrees of mobility, enough soft tissue to cover the surgical incision and have a history of at least... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
If you have: a sore throat (and not just problems swallowing) you've likely caught a bug. Check your temperature with a thermometer and force fluids. If you have h... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
It depends: The Inderal, (propranolol) first of all is not a seizure med so coming off that has to do with the reason you are on it (exertional migraine, BP contr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Healthy weight loss: takes time and persistence. The general principles are to maintain a normal metabolism while you burn more calories than you take in. A balanced diet... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Nobody knows: Zoloft (sertraline) was not meant to be crushed. This would increase the surface area and absorption rate. Crushed Zoloft (sertraline) and Methampheta... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes: Inhibition of the H3 histamine receptor can affect serotonin, acetylcholine and nor-epinephrine levels throughout the body. This can result in an asso... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
With A-Fib: Blood pools in the left atrial appendage (auricle) because the atrium does not contract. With flutter the atrium contracts (and empties) Static blood ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Schizophrenia: is a collection of many diseases. Most can be treated well with medication and other measures. Hallucinations and confusion can be caused by other con... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Starting two meds?: If you are starting two new meds at once and have problems (side effects you wont know which one caused the problem. Conversely if you start two meds ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Clumping platelets: Sometimes platelet counts are a bit low from clumping in the tube. Have it rechecked in a few days. Occasionally medications can lower count.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Have it looked at.: You also have dry eyes. If your hands or fingers hurt or blanch when exposed to the cold (raynauds phenomena) given your age and gender i'd have this ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Hyperventilation?: Numbness of the lips along with acral parasthesias (tingling in the hands and feet) is often due to hyperventilation syndrome. Breathing too deeply an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Ask doctor: Some antidepressants really help with insomnia. Sleeping pills are for occasional use only. Make sure your doctor reviews your history and gives you a... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
BP OK?: Medications for cough and congestion can make one dizzy. Coughing can raise your BP and make you have problems catching your breath. If your dizziness... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
MVP vs other: Mitral Valve Prolapse is the most common cause of sharp chest pains in a teenage girl (that and a broken heart) I'd get a 12 lead EKG and an echo-ca... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes: Drink 8 glasses of clean fresh water a day. Your cerebral vessels will thank you as will your liver, kidneys and several other important body parts.
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A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Check sed rate: You are a bit young for this but I'd check an ESR ( sedimentation rate). If elevated consider temporal arteritis. Typically the temporal artery is n... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Anxiety most likely: Not uncommon to hyperventilate as well without realizing this. Once the storm hits you realize it isn't that bad. If it were due to changes in barome... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Pregnant with twins: First of all congratulations ! You should expect some back pain. Dizziness may be due to anemia, low blood sugar or low BP. At some point in your p... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Tell your doctor: Its important to share this information with the person who write the meds and the therapist. Sometimes you just need to tweak the dose a bit,. someti... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes it is: Alternatives to Epilepsy Surgery include VNS, use of add on meds, etc. it depends on the type of seizure and cause. Location is important (anterior te... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes /no: Lunesta (eszopiclone) should not be taken for extended periods. Trazadone dose can be adjusted. Benedryl is worrisome too. The whole idea behind going... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Recovery: from TBI can take a while. Generally speaking we allow 1 year for 90 percent of recovery then often see another 10 percent improvement in the second y... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Use as directed: Glad she's better. 10-15 pills last week. She needs to know exactly how she should take the medication. Tell the prescribing doctor about dizziness.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Hyponatremia risk: Trileptal is basically Tegretol with a hydroxyl side group that prevents conversion to "Tegretol 10-11 epoxide)". Lamictal is supposedly slightly bett... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Severe memory loss: with ataxia can be seen with B12 deficiency. This can also cause neuropathy in addition to brain and spinal cord degeneration. Vit D deficiency may c... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 37 years experience
Yes: Each of these medications come with guidelines for use. Drug interactions are minimal. Use as directed. Complete the course of antibiotics.
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Sep 14, 2014
I endorse Dr. Weisman. Board Certified in Neurology, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry - he brings a vast wealth of knowledge to Healthtap. The information he provides is cutting edge, accurate ...Read More
Jun 18, 2014
Eric is one of the most brilliant and talented neurologists that I have had the pleasure of collaborating with in my functional integrated medicine practice. He is beautifully trained, and is extrem...Read More
Dr. Donald Jacobson
Apr 19, 2014
It is a pleasure to read Dr Weisman's responses. He comes to Healthtap with an impressive background in more than just medicine. He is extremely well rounded. His answers are poignant and straight-for...Read More
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
Graduated 1985MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard University GSAS
Graduated 1980MD

Residency

USA Med Ctr
Completed 1990

Awards

Walter Lewit Scholar
Massachusetts Community Service Award
NCCJ Community Service Award

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Neuropsychiatric Association
Society for Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology
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