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Dr. William Conte

Neurology
Maywood, IL
male

Locations

Loyola University Medical Center

Maywood, IL

Address

2160 S 1st Ave, Maywood, IL
Directions

About

Bio

Neurologist.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Neurology

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

41 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Were you prescribed glasses and are you using them? Improper visual acuity can definitely cause headaches.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Be careful: you can technically take them together. However there will be an additive drowsiness effect and may be sleeping longer than you desire.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: MS can cause a variety of optic symptoms. Most commonly it can cause optic neuritis which is painful when you move your eyes and can change vision. ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: The fact that you have symptoms is concerning. A pineal cyst is benign but can become large and cause symptoms like the ones you are having. Waiting... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Drug level : I do not have enough information about the drug switch. However do not worry about the carbamazepine level. Drug levels depend on the time of day in... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Infected: With an inner ear infection, there could be ringing in the ears. Make sure you are on antibiotics.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It could come earlier again, come on time, or even come later. It is not unusual to have irregular periods. Pay attention to any other symptoms such... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Many things: The list of causes is huge with just that symptom and includes appendicitis, ovarian or pregnancy issue, simple gastroenteritis, or even muscular pain... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Not dangerous: The lightheadedness in itself is not directly damaging to the brain. However constant lightheadedness can be a symptom of something serious such as l... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Normal: The fourth ventricle is supposed to be midline. As long as there was no dilation of the ventricle then there is nothing to worry about regarding the ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
No likely: They treat different things with different mechanisms.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
No: But it needs to be taken generally near the same time most days. If you are an hour or two off then it is ok.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Nonepileptc seizures: Depression will not lead to true epilepsy, which causes seizures due to abnormal electrical discharges in the brain. But there is a phenomenon of non... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Sorta: We usually only see signs of blockages on imaging, not the actual blockage itself. A plain CT scan of the brain show evidence of CSF/spinal fluid obs... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: An osteophyte touching the spine shouldn't cause pain. What we worry about is when an osteophyte or protruding disk actually compresses the spinal co... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Possible: Patients with seizure disorder may often describe a distinct odor immediately preceding a seizure. The only way to tell if this is an "aura" is if yo... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Are you using it for depression or pain? There are many alternatives for each of those conditions. However, amitriptyline is on Walmart's 4$ generic... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
1-2 weeks: generally, it takes 1-2 weeks for the skin to completely heal after abrasions.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: but very rarely. A study of 37000 people showed that only 48 of the developed aplastic anemia.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Headache?: Sound like a headache or possible migraine. Sometimes headaches feel like they are outside of your head.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Almost all cases of optic neuritis have pain when moving the affected eye. It is usually accompanied by decreased vision as well. An OD can usually ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Constipation can be very painful. Try taking some stool softeners and laxatives to get you through this period of constipation, and consider taking f... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
See a doctor: You should see an eye doctor to have this evaluated if you already haven't. Zoloft (sertraline) could worsen an existing condition with the pupil siz... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: If the cyst is in an area of your brain responsible for balance (vestibular system) it could cause dizziness. However there are many causes if dizzin... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Not all of them: Usually ALL those drugs is not not safe for hiccups. All those medications used alone have been used in the past for hiccups and are relatively safe ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
No: Cotton is a nautral fabric that is generally neutral to the skin. No health effects, although you may be warm!
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
See specialist: Vertigo can often be sign of an inner ear abnormality or even chronic sinusitis. You may need to see an ENT specialist for more diagnostic tests. Ce... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Theoretically yes: But unlikely. Theoretically all you need is a tiny group of cancer cells at the microscopic level to have the capability to metastasize. However in ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Likely it is tear drainage from the eyes.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
See doctor: A reaction like you describe puts you at very high risk for soft tissue infection like cellulitis or phlebitis. You should see a doctor for an evalua... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Could be: Mirena (levonorgestrel) has hormones that are released by it. While is usually only has local effects on the cervix and uterus, there is always the p... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Decrease slowly: You should decrease it slowly (maybe decrease to 150mg twice a day first) to see if discontinuing it will make your pain worse. If you pain starts to... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Can be: If left untreated, autoimmune hepatitis can progress to liver failure. If in liver failure, it will be fatal unless you have a liver transplant. How... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Maybe: The headache could be the cyst and you should get it checked out. Other symptoms of an expanding intracranial mass includes nausea and dizziness.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Headache: Sounds like you have a headache or migraine. Dizziness and nausea can occur with either, but we often become concerned about nausea and dizziness bec... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
No: Only need new MRI for migraines if the headaches start to feel different or are associated with other neurologic abnormalities.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: TIAs often will not show any abnormalities on MRI because the transient nature of the vessel narrowing can be quick enough not to cause any permanent ... Read More
A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Ok to stop now: You are on the lowest dose of Elavil (amitriptyline) we typically prescribe. You should have no problems just stopping it at the current dosage. If ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Possibly: While SSRIs generally are very selective to the neurotransmitter serotonin, there may be some some effects on norepinephrine receptors. This theoreti... Read More

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Nov 13, 2014
I would definitely recommend Dr. William Conte as a consult. He was very helpful and knowledgeable. I was very comfortable chatting with him.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Conte is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Conte is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! Thank you! I knew the smell could trigger it. Was worried about ink.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you that makes me feel a little better
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Yes they are in the same spot the electrodes were placed. Thank you

Education & Training

Residency

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Thought Leader, Third Place, the Melrose Park Region - Spring
2017
Top Doctor, Third Place, the Melrose Park Region - Spring
2017
Top Neurologist, First Place, Illinois - Spring
2017
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