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

490 Answers
269 Agrees
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
When you're alert: You're most likely to retain studied information when you are fully awake and alert. If your sleep is not regular, you should correct that underlying ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
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Gradually: Any changes to a habit should be made gradually. You can cut back by one cup every one or two weeks and compensate for the reduced caffeine with exerc... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Depends: Presumably you're working with a neurologist or pain management specialist for neuropathic pain treatment. If not, you should see one. It is always be... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
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There are many: Chronic alcohol use can lead to impaired cognition and memory, brain atrophy, Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome from thiamine deficiency, encephalopathy fro... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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10 mg: If you have a solution form of fluoxetine at the stated concentration, then for every 5 mL there are 20 mg. Thus, if you use half the volume (2.5 mL),... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
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Many causes: The many causes include migraines, hypotension, benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere's disease, vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis, medicat... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: These symptoms may represent anxiety, sinus issues, a specific kind of headache or other neurological condition, or worse, meningitis. If you have a f... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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Hiccups after meals: Hiccups may result from a large meal, alcoholic beverages, or sudden excitement. In some cases, hiccups may be a sign of an underlying medical conditi... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: Numbness and tingling in any extremity can be due to many reasons including sitting or standing in the same position for a long time, nerve injury, el... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Continue to monitor: Continue to monitor this sensation. If it persists or worsens, or becomes associated with neurological symptoms (for example, from occipital neuralgia... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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Sleep paralysis: You may be experiencing sleep paralysis. Sleep paralysis may leave you feeling frightened, especially if you also see or hear things that aren't reall... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your neurologist: You should not change the dose of any medications before discussing with your physician. Keep a log of your headaches (frequency, timing, location, du... Read More
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A member 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: Many factors can lead to snoring: the anatomy of your mouth and sinuses, alcohol consumption, allergies, a cold, and your weight. If you wake up with ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
It can be fatal: Organophosphates are found in insecticides, herbicides, and nerve agents. They block an enzyme that breaks down acetylcholine (ACh). As a result, ACh ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
They're related: In expressive aphasias, the individual knows what he/she wants to say but has difficulty communicating it to others. The form of communication can be ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
McDonald criteria: There are specific criteria for diagnosing MS based on MRI. They also take into account your clinical history. See a neurologist for a complete evalua... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: There are many types of headaches, including migraines, cough, cluster, occipital neuralgia, muscle strain, etc. Keep a log of the timing, duration, s... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Seek urgent care/ER: The major symptoms of a spontaneous pneumothorax are sudden onset of chest pain and/or shortness of breath. It usually doesn't require emergency treat... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
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Urgent care / ER: Head trauma? Might have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, ir... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Keep a headache log: There are many types of headaches and many reasons for each type. It would be helpful for you to keep a headache calendar by noting down the frequency... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: The gut's innervation is important for motility (digestion) and pain sensation. Congenital nerve conditions affecting the gut include Hirschsprung's d... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: The many possibilities include meralgia paresthetica, vitamin deficiency, drugs, medications, infection, diabetes, anxiety, Guillain-Barré syndrome, h... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See your physician: The cause depends on many factors, but it could be a physical nerve injury or compression (occipital neuralgia), migraine, or other neurological condi... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
After 2-3 days: Contusions from injuries may not present for 2-3 days after the incident. Continue to monitor if it's just a cosmetic issue. If you have any new sympt... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Mostly asymptomatic: ~75% of patients infected with WNV are asymptomatic and ~20% have self-limiting symptoms including fever, headache, body aches, joint pains, vomiting,... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: Brain swelling can manifest in different ways depending on the location and severity. You should first see a neurologist who can perform a detailed ex... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many causes: The many causes of cerebral atrophy include aging, stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, cerebral palsy, Pick's disease, Huntington's disease, leu... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: Your migraine doesn't appear to be under control. You should keep a log of the location, timing, duration, associated symptoms, and intensity of these... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: This medication can cause nervousness, difficulty sleeping, and nausea. If you are taking it for migraine headaches, it can actually worsen your heada... Read More
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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 immediately to discuss your symptoms in detail a... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: It depends on the reason for the exam. Younger patients are less likely to have prostate difficulties, so in this regard it may be unusual. However, i... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Tingling & twitching: Your twitches may be related to any number of reasons including anxiety disorder, stress, stimulant overuse (for example, caffeine), overexercise, nut... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
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
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a psychiatrist: Presumably your psychiatrist prescribed lamotrigine (Lamictal) for impulsivity (acting on whims without thinking of the long-term consequences). Impul... Read More
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A 37-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 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Physical therapy: It sounds like she has made good progress. She can improve and maintain her recovery with continued physical therapy, strength training, and balance/g... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Tablet or the dose?: Xarelto affects blood clotting & shouldn't be stopped abruptly. 15 mg or 20 mg tablets may be crushed and mixed with applesauce immediately prior ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Many reasons: The many reasons for macrocytosis include folate (folic acid) deficiency, vitamin B12 deficiency, liver disease, hemolytic anemias, hypothyroidism, al... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Dependent edema: The most common sites for dependent edema are the arms, legs, and ankles. There are several health factors that can cause this type of swelling. It ca... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: Assuming you didn't have any concerning symptoms after the MRI scan, it would be okay to fly on an airplane. Just drink plenty of fluids to help your ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
See a neurologist: There are many possible causes including medications, age, caffeine, stress, essential tremor, and Parkinson's disease to name a few. See your primary... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Side effects: You may feel more of the side effects of the medication in the next couple of days, including increased dizziness and drowsiness. The best solution is... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Clinical monitoring: You mentioned "finger tingling" and "hand weakness" as conditions, which presumably prompted someone to order the imaging that radiologically diagnose... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Depends on severity: Some people may have a post-concussive/traumatic headache. If the headache is accompanied by other symptoms (tinnitus, difficulty concentrating, irrit... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
You've always had it: "Congenital" means since birth. Diffuse central canal narrowing means that your spinal cord in the neck region doesn't have a lot of wiggle room. Unle... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Heart v. Brain/Spine: (Not knowing your other medical conditions...) In someone like you with known first degree heart block, the likelihood of your dizziness being heart-r... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
POTS vs anxiety: See your physician to be evaluated. Your orthostatic vital signs will be measured to help determine whether you have reproducible orthostasis. In the ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Muscle knot or spasm: Causes may include repetitive use, persistent postural stress, or an underlying structural problem. The lat. muscles commonly develop knots caused by ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chirag Patel
Specializes in Neurology
Rare: Traumatic cerebral aneurysms are rare. A small study of 74 patients with nonpenetrating traumatic brain or cervical spine injury showed that 5% of pat... Read More
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Testimonials
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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.
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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