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Dr. Bert Liang

Neurology
CA
male

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General Adult Neurologist with additional specialization in Oncology.

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Neurology

Languages spoken

English

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Different treatments: There are a variety of therapies including laser treatments and botulinum toxin injections. See an aesthetic physician or center for further potential... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
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Depends: It's much more likely that one would be severely ill with an abscess in the brain than suffering from emotional distress; it certainly would depend on... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
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Depends: This will depend on the location of the paraganglioma. Speak to your surgeon about this.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Not directly: Antibiotics have different mechanisms of action from inhibiting cell wall synthesis to DNA replication and protein synthesis. But there can be indirec... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Assumption incorrect: The innervation of the bowel and bladder via sympathetic, parasympathetic and otherwise somatic nerves are distinctly different, and involve a multitu... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Not a MOA: Hydralazine is a direct smooth muscle relaxer based on its intracellular action on Calcium. In situ, it does not appear to have a direct effect on th... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: These symptoms may all be related. Would suggest seeing your physician to make a definitive diagnosis and determine if medications and/or other inter... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Extraversion: Rather than trying to change your personality, it might be more helpful to understand how others around you also have ways they interact with others. ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Mild: If this is mild, then it wouldn't be suggestive, but it all depends on the definition. Presumably a MD ordered this scan, so you should go over the r... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Can be: It is the exception to have absolute symmetry. However, aesthetic physicians can sculpt the face with a number of different techniques, from botulinum... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
ENT or Neuro: Suggest seeing either an otolaryngologist or a neurologist for these symptoms. Certainly with the acuteness of the onset would suggest consulting a ph... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unusual?: Why you would have an "x-ray" to check your brain is unclear, as is your history. The minimal amount of radiation exposure should not, for a standard... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
A number of things: These symptoms could be the result of a number of different things, related to both your past medical history as well as your physical exam. Please ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Confirm therapy: How was the diagnosis of NPH confirmed, particularly if no shunt was put in place? It would be best to understand the workup and treatment; while the... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See previous answer: Depending on the type of Klippel Feil syndrome you have, there are a number of symptoms and structural differences which are treated symptomatically. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See a physician: It is difficult to diagnose a headache syndrome in these type of forums, and would strongly suggest seeing a doctor who can evaluate you for headache ... Read More
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A member asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Should be ok: Clonidine should be ok, but it isn't clear what seizure medications you take. Please ensure that the health care provider who is working with you und... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See ENT doc: WIthout knowing any of your past history it is extremely difficult to evaluate vertigo; please see an Ear, Nose and Throat physician who can better de... Read More
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Specializes in Neurology
Evaluate PT: New recommendations from the ACP are to use physical therapies (e.g. exercise, pilates, yoga etc.) to treat subacute or acute lower back pain rather t... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Evaluation?: Have you been evaluated by a physician? Pain and foot drop can be caused by a variety of things, and localization can often be approximated with phys... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Question?: If your question is why then there is woefully inadequate information to provide any insight. See your doctor or a hematologist for further assessment... Read More
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A female asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: Diffuse spinal stenosis should be evaluated with your physician, in concert with a plan for addressing each area. Both can be debilitating and certai... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Potential nerve: This could be a problem of the nerves that subserve that area. Please see your physician who can obtain a thorough history and perform a physical exa... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Not usually: Chiari malformations typically do not cause high prolactin levels. Ironically, Chiari-Frommel Syndrome (not a Chiari malformation) IS associated with... Read More
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Specializes in Neurology
Best to be seen: It depends on the rationale for the LP and evaluation. It is best to be evaluated promptly to ensure whatever the causes of the issue are diagnosed a... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Unsure: I don't know what strangled nerves are. However, peripheral nerves which have been injured can heal depending on the injury, at about 1mm/day. It's ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends: Carpal tunnel syndrome is often due to repetitive motions at the wrist due to things like typing; if you are either genetically inclined or have speci... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Dose/frequency/sched: It would depend on when the medication is being taken as to how this might be modified to lessen the drowsiness. Suggest you speak with your doctor a... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
TIA or stroke?: If she has residual findings, this isn't a TIA but a stroke. She needs extensive evaluation of her vasculature, as well as OT/PT.
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Depends, but: In general, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery and physical medicine and rehabilitation can address this.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unclear: Your description and question is unclear. Suffice to say if this is new and constant (as I'm interpreting) you need to be seen by your local doctor p... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: Clearly, any therapeutic intervention is not working well. Please see the treating physician as soon as possible.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
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Specializes in Neurology
Be seen: It sounds like you should be evaluated promptly by a health care professional. Please be seen soon.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Symptoms: Apparently, the gabapentin has not addressed your hand issue. It may be helpful to describe your symptoms as a start, and consider either a virtual c... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
It depends: Seroquel is used in a variety of disorders from psychiatric to neurologic. For the former, often times it is administered two or three times per day;... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Cause: Seizures are caused by dysregulation of the normal homeostatic firing of (typically) cortical neurons within the brain. Such dysregulation can be fro... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
What state?: There are state specific rules on being "cleared" for driving, including both MD notes to absolute time periods of abstinence to driving. Please chec... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Increased RR: Hyperventilation refers to increased respiratory rate not due to requirements for oxygen. This can often be due to anxiety, but also as a result of n... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Vessels and nerves: The blood supply and nerves associated with aspects of balance include those that run in the cervical spine and into the brainstem in the area between... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Blepharospasm: Assuming this is what you are describing, there are a number of treatments for eyelid twitching, of which the most popular is botulinum toxin (Botox),... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Not known to do so: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a neurodegenerative disease including that which controls voluntary muscles. There has not been an association with e... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Same drug: Pregabalin is the USAN or INN name of the drug; the original manufacturer name is Lyrica. There should be no difference in the medication.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: Is this new? Do you have any other systemic signs, like a fever, body pain etc.? It sounds like you have a more complex situation ongoing, which need... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: The medication list and seizure (not clear about this in your description) suggests you need to have a complete assessment of these issues to be sure ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Unclear: You need to have a conversation with your prescribing physician. It is unclear why you are on gabapentin - pain, epilepsy, mood dysphoria etc.; the e... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
See your doctor: These symptoms are suggestive of a neuropathy. Please see your doctor for evaluation by history, physical examination and potentially other studies t... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
OSU: The Department of Neurology at Ohio State should be able to help you with this - they have a division which is dedicated to neuromuscular diseases inc... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Perhaps: Bulging discs in and of themselves do not cause neuropathic or myalgic symptoms unless they compress specific nerves and/or central nervous system str... Read More
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A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Evening is preferred: Donepezil is typically taken at night because of certain side effects - if she is now taking quetiapine it is because of other issues related to her d... Read More
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Dr. Liang provide very valuable assistance with my patient in a super prompt and thorough response to my question. He is clearly a physician who takes an interest in patients and goes the extra mile ...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks Dr Liang for explaining Aura i never get a headache just Zig Zag and sometimes communication prob in writing first time when i had first ever Migraine 17yrs ago D...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for affirming my experience last week. Having a dx of mild pulmonary hypertension w/ edema and a slight blockage in the l pulm artery, I wasn't prepared for th...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Also family history of DVT in my sister a few years ago which led her to discontinue contraceptives so thanks for verifying I should see a doc and I'm not jus...Read More

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, California - Spring
2017
Thought Leader, First Place, the San Diego Region - Spring
2017
Top Neurologist, First Place, the Nation - Spring
2017
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