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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

Saturday: 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

490 Answers
269 Agrees
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
We don't know yet: As with other neurological disorders, we are still learning about the role of genetics in the development of PD. Approximately 15% of PD patients have... Read More
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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
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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Many possibilities: Possible reasons include indigestion, constipation, stomach virus, food poisoning or allergies, bloating, lactose intolerance, ulcers, hernia, Crohn's... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing,... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: There is no "perfect recipe." One size doesn't fit all. Each patient's symptoms should be managed in a personalized manner. See your physician now to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location, timing,... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Less likely: Your symptoms may be caused by any number of conditions including headache (possibly migraine) or other neurological condition, vs. anxiety. Keep a lo... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Sounds necessary: Your symptoms suggest that you should see your physician. The symptoms may be due to any number of causes including diabetes, infection, headache diso... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many possible causes: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including anxiety, stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutrition... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Multifactorial: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional defici... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Multifactorial: Your tingling may be related to any number of reasons including anxiety, stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutrition... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Describe the feeling: Focus on describing your symptoms in your own words, not conforming to medical terminology. These symptoms may represent a headache or other neurologi... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: Did you injure your arm/wrist in some way? There are many reasons, but it all depends on your medical history and recent history. See your physician i... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
More details: Did you experience any trauma to the back? The pain can be due to muscle overuse, trauma, inflammation, etc. See your physician to provide a detailed ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: The possible causes for these symptoms include headache, anxiety, stress, spinal cord injury, plexopathy, cerebral ischemia, etc. See a neurologist to... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Likely the drain: Radiopaque objects block the x-rays and thus appear bright. A Penrose drain is radiopaque and is likely the mentioned object. To discuss your pain sym... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
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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
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Ignore: Do: see a neurologist, normalize your sleep pattern, & exercise. Don't: overuse your RLS medication.
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A 24-year-old male 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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
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
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Possible not Probabl: An intracerebral haemorrhage (ICH) is very serious for any age group. The 30-day mortality for patients with ICH depends on many factors, including ag... Read More
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A 33-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
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Cough headache: Your symptoms may represent a cough headache, which is triggered by straining (sneezing, blowing your nose, laughing, crying, singing, bending over, o... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Hormonal imabalance: The pituitary gland controls hormones, so tumors there can affect personality by causing the overproduction or underproduction of hormones. Hormonal i... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, characteristics, and intensity of these headaches and take the log with you to a neurologist.... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Research is underway: Absence seizures are a form of generalized seizures. Research studies have demonstrated that they may be initiated by widespread cortical ares (fronta... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Continue to monitor: Continue to monitor the symptoms. If the area of numbness expands or is associated with new symptoms (skin discoloration, motor weakness, pain, etc), ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Drug dependence: Your body has built up a dependence to this class of medications (benzodiazepines). Withdrawal symptoms include sleep disturbance, irritability, anxie... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Light therapy: Liight therapy can help with advanced sleep phase syndrome, by keeping you awake so that you go to sleep at a more "normal" time. Melatonin, on the ot... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
MS lesions in CNS: Bladder dysfunction, which occurs in at least 80 percent of people with MS, happens when MS lesions block or delay transmission of nerve signals in ar... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
PT, monitor: The supinator muscle is innervated by the deep branch of the radial nerve. Your symptoms may also be coming from the C8 level of the neck. Undergo phy... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Usually: Switching PCPs can be stressful. However, your new PCP would likely continue your previous medications if they're reasonable and work for you. Make su... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It depends on the circumstances and state laws. In most cases, your confidentiality is respected. However, exceptions generally include emergencies an... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Urgent care / ER: Your symptoms are concerning for meningitis, which can be fatal. Go to urgent care or the ER immediately. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/arti... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: Causes may include clavicular or proximal humerus fractures, glenohumeral dislocation, acromioclavicular sprain, rotator cuff tear, or peripheral neur... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Optimistic? Yes: Researchers are innately optimistic. However, the underlying cause of ALS, a devastating disease, remains elusive. Thus, targeted preventive therapies... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: These symptoms may represent sinus issues, anxiety, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition. You should keep a log of the location... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: There can be many reasons for this, including attention disorder, cognitive dysfunction, drug use, alcohol abuse, etc. See your primary care physician... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It depends on the speed of the soccer ball when it hit your head, whether you blacked out, etc. If you suffered a concsussion, you may be experiencing... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Monitor symptoms: You may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If it's accompanied by other symptoms (difficulty concentrating, irritability) then you might have ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Nerve irritation: Seizures are caused by irritable nerve cells in your brain. There are many causes for seizures including trauma, genetics, drugs, alcoholism, etc. See... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
REM behavior d/o: A diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) can be made by a neurologist or pulmonary sleep specialist after reviewing your medical history, perf... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
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
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
The time varies: The time to see a neurologist urgently within the NHS varies among hospitals and geographic locations within the UK. The maximum waiting time for non-... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Not necessarily: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, or nutritional defici... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Seek psychotherapy: Given your age, the likelihood of stroke is low given that you have undergone brain MRI, echo, holter monitor, etc. Therefore, see your psychiatrist o... Read More
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Testimonials
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Recommendations
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Thank you notes
Mar 26, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
Sep 16, 2014
Very accurate and timely responses.
Excellent and thoughtful answers.
HealthTap member
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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