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Dr. Weihong Pan

Neurology
Baton Rouge, LA
32 years experience female

Locations

Office

Baton Rouge, LA

Address

8032 Summa Ave, Ste A, Baton Rouge, LA, US
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 11am - 6:00pm
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Fax

(225) 663-6458

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana

Cigna

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Weihong Pan grew up in China and completed medical school at Fudan University Shanghai Medical College. After residency training in Internal Medicine in Zhong Shan Hospital of Shanghai Medical College, she went to Tulane University for graduate studies, and graduated with a PhD in Neuroscience. She then completed residency in Neurology at Tulane University of New Orleans, and started practicing Neurology part-time at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans immediately afterwards while maintaining academic appointment at Tulane University and then Louisiana State University. In the middle of the medical career, a few years after she finished climbing academic ladder to be a full professor of neuroscience by age 40, she went back to school at Harvard Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston for fellowship training in Sleep Medicine. She continued part-time practice at Ochsner for a few years, and now is on solo practice of sleep neurology as medical director of Biopotentials Sleep Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is board-certified in Neurology and Sleep Medicine.

Specialties
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Neurology

Sleep Medicine

Licenses

United States: Louisiana

Languages spoken

Mandarin

Doctor Q&A

11 Answers
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Reversible OSA: Sleep apnea can be reversible. With proper treatment and successful weight loss, obstructive sleep apnea may resolve completely in many people. Howeve... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Bleeding disorder: It is unlikely from gabapentin but more likely related to slow blood clotting, that could be dangerous particularly if it happens suddenly. I would go... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Sleep loss: Even one night of sleep deprivation is sufficient to affect many body functions, like what you described here. Of course people have variable suscepti... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Forms of activity: The more inactive you are, the more likely you experience chronic pain and weight gain. The key is to find mild, intermittent forms of exercise that y... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Orthostatic hypotens: What you described sounds like orthostatic hypotension. When you stand up, blood pressure decreases, making you feel lightheaded and your heart rate g... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Oxygen therapy: If symptoms persists, you should return to the hospital. Altitude sickness can be severe and cause the pressure in the brain to go up (intracranial hy... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Avoid compression: Most likely it is caused by compression of a cutaneous sensory nerve. Tight underwear is a common cause. Try to avoid possible inflicting factors. If ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Sleep attacks: There are several possibilities for your hypersomnolence, depending on your nightly sleep pattern/quality, medical conditions, substances/medications.... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Sleep paralysis: What you describe is most likely "sleep paralysis". This happens when you wake up in "rapid eye movement" (REM) stage of sleep, when muscle tone is lo... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Anesthesia stages: It is a deeper stage than what EEG shows. The reflex is no longer present, blood pressure, heart rate, breathing pattern, and temperature also change.... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Weihong Pan
Neurology 32 years experience
Rarely associated: Most sacral dimples are not symptomatic and do not require evaluation or treatment. Only rarely are sacral dimples associated with a tethered cord. If... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This made me feel good. Thanks! thanks but still i havent get what actually should i do for this....
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Your answer made me feel good! Thanks :)
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Shanghai Medical University, China
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Tulane University

Awards

Patient Satisfaction Award
Owl Club Honor Roll, Tulane University School of Medicine
Most Influential, Second Place, Louisiana - Spring
2015

Affiliations

Biopotentials Sleep Center
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