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Dr. Wayne Anderson

Neurology
San Francisco, CA
male

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Specialties
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Neurology

Pain Management

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

15 Answers
1 Agree
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Formication: The sensation of bugs crawling on you is called FORMICATION. Please note that this is one letter different from another word that refers to sex. You c... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Not likely: The causes of trigeminal neuralgia include some compression of the nerve and some other possible causes. Stress and anxiety may certainly worsen the p... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Not likely: This actually is an interesting question. There are no guarantees in life and you could get an amoeba at any time. However, it would be really unlikel... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Visual changes: I do not know what your daughter is experiencing but there is a condition called "Alice in Wonderland phenomenon" (seriously) that is a migraine relat... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Not likely: Lightheadedness is not likely from a need for glasses. That should be checked out by your neurologist. Even if the problem has been there 6 years, som... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Balance: Falling is a concern because it can lead to injury. If lots of tests do not show the reason, it may be a medication you use. Side effects of some medi... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Restless Legs: A weird feeling in your legs that is difficult to describe. It makes you want to move them to relieve that feeling. It happens when awake. A similar p... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Fun: Losing weight is a big deal and can be either tedious or fun. I found that a group gym class (I like the BodyPump and similar programs) are fun. Often... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Hard question: This is difficult to answer. If you do not typically have headaches and you are having a new type of headache and you have a fever (feel hot), you nee... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Not sure: In general, swelling of a body part is NOT a neurological syndrome. There are few conditions like CRPS that are neurological and can cause swelling. A... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Headache: The answer depends on whether you typically have such headaches. If you do NOT normally have pounding headaches with dizziness that were already clear... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen soon: If you have a new onset headache beginning 4-5 days ago, and you do not normally have these headaches, please have this evaluated. Headaches are commo... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Lightheadedness: Lightheadedness is one of the most difficult issues. There are plenty of known causes (a few serious) but once they are checked for, it is not clear w... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Headaches: Cluster headache is separate from trigeminal neuralgia. It is possible to have both conditions at the same time but that would be very unusual and qui... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Anderson
Specializes in Neurology
Please see neurologi: Numbness only on one side of the body followed by vertigo should be evaluated by a neurologist. When you see your neurologist, it is helpful to separa... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Anderson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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Medical/Graduate school

Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, CA
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Awards

Fellow, American Academy of Neurology
Fellow, American Headache Society

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
American Headache Society
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