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Dr. Chirag Patel

Neurology
Stanford, CA
male

Locations

Stanford Neurology

Stanford, CA

Address

300 Pasteur Dr H3160, Mail Code 5235, Stanford, CA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Patel is a neurology resident physician.

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

Languages spoken

Gujarati

Doctor Q&A

599 Answers
330 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Other medical conditions don't usually promote or prevent the diagnosis of PD. However, the risk factors for ischemic stroke also contribute to vascul... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
They "see" a lot: Neuro-ophthalmologists take care of patients with diverse diseases processes including optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, papilledema, ocular myastheni... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Ignore: The team includes a neuro-(oncologist, pathologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, and surgeon).
A 37-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Ignore: Do: see a neurologist, normalize your sleep pattern, & exercise. Don't: overuse your RLS medication.
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Vasovagal response: You may be experiencing a vasovagal response. Some people's lightheadedness leads to passing out/blacking out, also referred to vasovagal syncope... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Depends: Some bacterial encephalitides are more communicable than viral encephalitides. Enteroviruses can be spread from person to person but in most people ei... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Many options: There are many ways to reduce intracranial pressure (ICP). The approach that is used depends on the cause and acuity of the elevated ICP. Methods incl... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition, or sinus issues. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
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Available online: Here are some T1-weighted MRI brain atlases that may help with your basal ganglia segmentation question: http://www.med.harvard.edu/aanlib/cases/caseM... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
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Depends: This depends on your insurance plan, but usually referrals are needed in order to see a specialist. You should discuss your symptoms with your primary... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
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See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches, including migraines, tension, cluster, occipital neuralgia, muscle strain, etc. Keep a log of the timing, duration,... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Limited studies: The lack of research on medical marijuana (MM) leaves many open questions. A recent review of MM in neurological disorders found oral cannabis extract... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, and intensity of the... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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ALS fasciculations: The firing rate for fasciculations in ALS is greater than that of benign fasciculations. When severe weakness and marked chronic neurogenic change is ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, cha... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Concussion: You may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
No MCI at this time: The screening test results indicate that you currently do not have mild cognitive impairment, or worse, dementia. Serial screening will help to determ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Were you exposed?: Were you exposed to rabies from a bite from an infected animal? If so, you should see a physician immediately. Hypersalivation is only one of many sym... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
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Tapeworm: An intestinal infection from Taenia solium can occur due to the consumption of undercooked pork. Most often, the worms stay in muscles and do not caus... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
It can happen: One of the known side effects of zonisamide (Zonegran®) is "pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet." The important thing is that yo... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
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Sleeping on arm?: Are you sleeping on the same side as your symptoms? Positioning during sleep can cause compression on the shoulder, arm, and/or wrist, which can possi... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: These symptoms may represent a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, cha... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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It's a sub-specialty: Neuro-ophthalmologists are physicians trained as either neurologists or ophthalmologists (called residency training) who have undergone advance traini... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
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In many ways: Atherosclerosis leads to narrowing and stiffening of the arterial vessels through which blood flows to perfuse tissues. This causes an increased workl... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: If your jaw muscles are irritated from doing a lot of chewing or from clenching or grinding your teeth, yawning can overstimulate the muscles causing ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Narcolepsy: Narcolepsy is a neurological diagnosis based on the patient's history, a polysomnogram, multiple sleep latency test (MSLT), and the Epworth Sleepiness... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
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Heat, PT, massage: Muscle knots in your back can be painful, especially if they are big and aren't going away. Some knots may cause mild discomfort, while others may aff... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
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No hepatotoxicity: There is no reported hepatotoxicity due to melatonin. In fact, studies in rodents have showed a protective effect of melatonin against hepatotoxity. S... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Contrast enhancement: The findings indicate that the contrast you were injected with leaked out, and may represent a reaction of the dura (lining of the brain) to the menin... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Reduces REM sleep: Studies have demonstrated reduced REM sleep due to amitriptyline. If you're taking amitriptyline for depression, pain, or headaches and it's helping, ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Know the cause first: Before you can be treated (or attempted to be "cured"), you need to figure out the cause of the tinnitus. Many possibilities include hypertension, med... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Vision changes: Vision changes are commonly associated with migraine headaches, but auditory hallucinations are not. See your neurologist for a full evaluation. If yo... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. You should speak to your primary care physician who can refer you to a neurologist. ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Usually yes: Longstanding cerebral small vessel disease (due, for example, to diabetes, rare genetic conditions, uncontrolled hypertension, stroke) can be seen on ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It depends on many factors including the severity and duration of injury, MRI sequence used, etc. Sciatic neuropathy will appear hyperintense (brighte... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: This can be due to anxiety, the clonazepam (Klonopin), TIA (amaurosis fugax), etc. See your physician to discuss your symptoms in detail and to review... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Kit instructions: The kit should contain instructions on the correct interpretation of results. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007062.htm
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Continue to monitor: There are many possibilities including the direct mechanical trauma, muscle sprain, ligament/tendon injury, etc. If they symptoms persist or get worse... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: This can be due to anxiety, the clonazepam (Klonopin), TIA (amaurosis fugax), etc. See your physician to discuss your symptoms in detail and to review... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Disease course: In SMA type III, the later the onset of symptoms, the better the long-term prognosis. Individuals may be prone to respiratory infections but with care... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends on location: If the scaphoid is broken in the middle of the bone or closer to the forearm, healing is more difficult. These areas of the scaphoid do not have a ver... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Conservative first: Conservative treatments are always tried first and include physical therapy, targeted pain therapy, heat, massage, and analgesics. If your symptoms ar... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: Given that your symptoms are around the clock, a systemic issue may be at play, including your known marijuana use, medications, electrolyte abnormali... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Temporomandibular Jt: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge joint that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull, which is immediately in... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: If your symptoms are getting worse and you have a shunt, you may need to have the shunt/settings evaluated by your neurosurgeon. If no shunt, then see... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Other symptoms?: Hematomas are the most common vascular access site complication, occurring in 5%-25% of patients who undergo groin puncture. The risk of pseudoaneurys... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Concussion: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) t... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Avoid alcohol: Alcohol and substance abuse can severely disrupt REM sleep and exacerbate sleep paralysis symptoms. You should avoid it given your condition. See your... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Dendrites = neurons: Dendrites are part of the neuron. Alcohol damages neural transmission and neurons. The cumulative effects of alcohol are largely irreversible.Medical ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: See your physician regarding your tender axillary lymph nodes. This may be a sign of infection, autoimmune process, or malignancy. http://www.nlm.nih.... Read More

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Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 16, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
Excellent and thoughtful answers.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! My neurosurgeon prescribed the Percocet and I told him on the form what other meds I take. A pharmacist tonight told me this combo could be dangerous
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I may not see a neurologist if it threatens my driving. Since I have never had an accident I should not be penalized..THank you for your advice.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you am waiting to see a neurologist in October but more symptoms occurred so got a bit worried.many thanks .

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, TX
MD

Residency

RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Member American Academy of Neurology
Top Neurologist , Second Place, California - Fall
2014
Top Neurologist, First Place, the San Mateo County Region - Spring
2017

Affiliations

American Academy of Neurology
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